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2017 Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnership requesting nominations

Alliance magazine 9 February 2017

The nomination period has opened for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The Council on Foundations’ annual conference will be held …


70 US foundations sign statement condemning executive order on immigration

Alliance magazine 8 February 2017

Over 70 foundations have signed a joint statement on immigration in the wake of President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries. The statement, published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) …


Philanthropy’s deliberate leaders: the story of the ClimateWorks Foundation

Gayle Peterson 7 February 2017 For Subscribers

The Wall Street Journal described recently-elected Donald Trump’s leadership as ‘deliberate chaos’. We know chaos. We live it. A barrage of destructive tweets and policy bombs have resulted in widespread protests in the United States …

The campaign in the era of major political shifts

Shona Curvers 30 January 2017

At the time of writing, President Trump has been busy tweeting about the future of healthcare in the States. Specifically, he is claiming ‘the “unaffordable” Care Act will soon be history!’ As Trump settles into …

Council on Foundations announce the 2017 Career Pathways participants

Alliance magazine 11 January 2017

The Council on Foundations has announced the 24 philanthropic leaders who will participate in its fourth Career Pathways Programme. The year-long leadership development programme looks to develop rising stars of the American philanthropic field, honing …

US signs up to SDG Platform

Alliance magazine 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The US has become the first high-income country to pilot the SDG Philanthropy Platform, a forum whose aim is to help coordinate the contribution philanthropy can make to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The …

Foundation Center: SDG wizard

Foundation Center 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators has developed a set of measureable indicators to help facilitate a robust follow-up, tracking and review mechanism for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As …

Should philanthropy help people leave?

Timothy Ogden 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Imagine a young woman with children in a dangerous domestic situation. Every moment she stays she risks further harm to herself and her children, harm that not even time can heal. Her abuser has promised …

USAID embraces community philanthropy

David Jacobstein 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

In September 2014, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the largest bilateral donor in the world, joined the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy. The main purpose of joining was to generate greater understanding …

Last word: A seat at the table for everyone

Ridgway White 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

In today’s super-connected society, major decisions are being made based on little credible information and even less meaningful relationships. Communication seems to be restricted to 140 characters or less. In turn, conflict and disagreements appear even …