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Rita Thapa appointed as new chair of GFCF board

Alliance magazine 24 March 2017

The Global Fund for Community Foundations has appointed Rita Thapa as the new chair of its board. She will succeed Gerry Salole, chief executive of the European Foundation Centre, who has held the position since 2013. …


Community foundations’ growing popularity in rural Russia

Halie Dalton 21 March 2017

CAF Russia has completed a study, funded by the Global Fund for Community Foundations, on the phenomenon of community foundations (CFs) in rural areas of Russia. Community foundations in small areas are seen as ‘drivers …


How to be effective and responsive to communities?

Chandrika Sahai 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Here, …

Impact of new approaches needs to be demonstrated

Anna Wansbrough-Jones 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Here, …

Strengthening the bonds of civil society

Aimi Zhou and Ine Van Severen 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Here, …

USAID must reform to truly support a community philanthropy model

Aisha Mansour 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Aisha …

Measuring small-scale contributions to the SDGs

Dana Doan 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Here, …

SDGs must be part of community philanthropy agenda

Carola Carazzone 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Here, …

Edge Funders: Shake the foundations! 

Edge Funders 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Last April, funders and movement partners gathered at the EDGE Conference in Berkeley, California to participate in an Engagement Lab on regenerative finance and equity-based strategies across grants and investments. Out of these conversations was …

Tribute to Peter Hero: Philanthropy driving innovation

Catherine Brown 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

It was the saddest news to hear in August last year that Peter Hero had died of cancer. There are people who spread ideas and influence far and wide during their lifetimes. Peter Hero was …