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Are we dancing on the edge?

Barry Knight 26 April 2018

‘Come to the edge’ was the invitation, and 200 came.  The premise of the Edge Funders Conference held in New Orleans from 17th to 20th April 2018 was that from the edge you can see …


Philanthropy University aiming to boost capacity of Global South NPOs

Alliance magazine 24 April 2018

Philanthropy University has launched a technology-enabled capacity-building platform for non-profit leaders, with a particular emphasis on those from the global south. The University, set up by Stars Foundation founders the Al-Dabbagh Group, has developed seven …


Wallace Global Fund to invest stock market windfall back into grantmaking

Alliance magazine 15 April 2018

The Wallace Global Fund is investing all the profits it made in the stock market last year in their grantees’ social and environmental justice campaigns, and calling on other like-minded foundations to increase their spending. This …

Philanthropic sector evolving under Trump administration, study finds

Alliance magazine 13 April 2018

The flexibility, nimbleness, and willingness to collaborate demonstrated by the philanthropic sector over the past year in response to a rapidly changing policy environment could serve as a model for the sector going forward, a …

Foundation board diversity: Five things we can do to break from the current reality

Kevin Walker 11 April 2018

This blog post is the third in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading …

Foundations team up to study role of Facebook in elections

Alliance magazine 10 April 2018

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan, Charles Koch, John S. and James L. Knight, and Laura and John Arnold foundations; the Democracy Fund; and Omidyar Network, have announced the launch of a research initiative aimed at …

A Revolution of Capital

Clara Miller 10 April 2018 For Subscribers

Institutional philanthropy, whose self-appointed roles include providing risk capital for society, leading transformational change and addressing society’s greatest challenges, has not kept up and adjusted to the times. If we want philanthropy to stay relevant …

Where’s philanthropy’s fight against fake news headed next?

Alliance magazine 6 April 2018

According to the Foundation Center, since 2016, grantmakers have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into newsrooms, think tanks and universities that support media research and practice.  Some of this money has flowed as part …

Nathan Cummings Foundation commits 100% of endowment to mission-aligned investing

Alliance magazine 5 April 2018

The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) have announced that they will align 100 per cent of their nearly half-billion dollar endowment with their mission to reduce social inequality and mitigate climate change, making it the largest …

MDIF closes $6 million media impact fund

Alliance magazine 22 March 2018

Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), the New York-based non-profit which supports independent media in countries where it is under threat, has announced the final close of its MDIF Media Finance I (MMF I), a $6 …