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Community foundations and their donor funds have indulged passive racism

Mark Hurtubise 24 June 2018

Would a community foundation comply with a wealthy donor’s recommendation to award a donor-advised grant to a charity that encourages review of national immigration policies? Probably. What if it was discovered later that same charity …


Total giving in US up in 2017 but proportion of GDP stays at two per cent

Alliance magazine 19 June 2018

Annual total giving in 2017 is up by an inflation-adjusted three per cent to a record $410 billion, although contributions as a percentage of GDP stayed at around two percent according to The Giving USA …


NoVo Foundation announces $34 million Radical Hope Fund

Alliance magazine 15 June 2018

The NoVo Foundation has announced $34 million—up from $20 million committed originally—in Radical Hope Fund grants to 19 organisations from among 1,000 applicants doing bold and transformative social justice work in the United States and …

The infrastructure behind the infrastructure

Lucy Bernholz 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

The digital space is the infrastructure that we all depend on. But for civil society to secure its freedom of thought and action is a major challenge   Support organizations are not the only kind …

‘How Great Philanthropists Failed and You Can Succeed at Protecting Your Legacy’ by Martin Morse Wooster

Michael Alberg-Seberich 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Michael Alberg-Seberich This is the fourth edition of a book that in the past had the title The Great Philanthropists and the Problem of ‘Donor Intent’. No doubt, donor intent is a crucial …

Council on Foundations announces new vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Alliance magazine 23 May 2018

The Council on Foundations has named Ruth LaToison Ifill as its new Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She will lead efforts to develop and implement strategic initiatives, tools, educational programs and opportunities that …

Three ways collaboration could potentially advance place-based impact investing

Joycelyn Ovalle 21 May 2018

Place-based impact investing is gaining momentum in philanthropy, helping communities grow small businesses, create high-wage jobs, and increase the supply of affordable housing. Rather than going at this practice alone, many foundations, especially small and midsize foundations, are designing …

Motivated to #ShiftThePower in nonprofit evaluations

Dana Doan 18 May 2018

As I read GrantCraft’s latest report, “How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power: What Donors Can Do to Help Make That Happen,” I found myself scribbling down thoughts relating to nonprofit performance evaluations. Less than a week …

Acronis launches foundation to support education initiatives worldwide

Alliance magazine 14 May 2018

Acronis, a global leader in cloud data protection and storage  have launched the Acronis Foundation to mark their 15-year anniversary. The foundation will be supporting multiple initiatives designed to stimulate education to gain and protect knowledge. The first project is Acronis …

A major gift underscores the role of childcare providers in early learning

Alliance magazine 13 May 2018

As evidence keeps piling up that early childhood learning is critical to the long-term development and success of kids, more foundations and philanthropists are looking for ways to give young children a boost before they …