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Arming for justice: charge to philanthropy

4 Melanie R. Brown 17 November 2017

Early into his address at the London School of Economics, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, posed a question I have felt tugging at my conscience many times over the past decade I’ve spent …

Changing philanthropy to challenge inequality

Rose Longhurst 16 November 2017

‘Philanthropy is not a sector that likes to change’, Darren Walker asserted at a recent lecture at the London School of Economics. Although the Ford Foundation (where Walker is President) has been changing in recent …

Global corporations avoid millions in tax – and philanthropy benefits!

1 Halima Mahomed 14 November 2017 For Subscribers

Johannesburg, South Africa What do a British-based minerals company, French-based energy company, Dutch-based homeware company and Belgian-based beverage company have in common? First, they are multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Africa who have been implicated …

The future tech infrastructure for philanthropy: 10 per cent tech, 90 per cent paradigm shift

Jason Ricci 31 October 2017

In the past few years we’ve seen the significant growth of technology in the philanthropic sector. Our systems of record connect us in new and novel ways, from being able to quickly send an email …

Goodbye crown meddling; hello Māori decolonizing development

Rucha Chitnis 9 October 2017

One might mistake Otaki as a sleepy seaside town in the bucolic Kapiti Coast District of the North Island of New Zealand. That assumption would be wrong. Otaki is alive and kicking after nearly two …

Reflections of the 2017 Brazilian Philanthropy Forum

Benjamin Bellegy 6 October 2017

I recently had the pleasure in attending the Brazilian Philanthropy Forum in Sao Paulo organized by the Brazilian WINGS member, the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS). As every year, IDIS gathers a …

Interview: Lenka Setkova of the Coutts Institute

Alliance magazine 3 October 2017 For Subscribers

Lenka Setkova is executive director and a philanthropy adviser at Coutts Institute, within Coutts private bank. Setkova brings a rare set of qualifications to the task, having worked for government, foundations and think-tanks and her …

Shrinking, closing, shifting; A changing space for civil society

Sarah Albrecht 3 October 2017

Looking at the global state of civil society, two aspects emerge at first glance: It seems more alive and active than ever and, at the same time, it seems to be operating under an ever-growing …

The best idea is found in these rooms

Anja Böllhoff 22 September 2017

The best idea is in these rooms! A conference that only has one goal – exchanging as much knowledge as possible – is only as good as the ideas that are shared. Its success is …

Great expectations

Maria Chertok 13 September 2017

The fact that the ECFI (European Community Foundations Initiative – a project run by the Association of German Foundations) conference was the first ever European conference of community foundations was a mind blowing fact in …