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Nine conversations to be a part of

Yvonne Trask and Tony Paine 13 February 2018

There are at least nine conversations which Philanthropy New Zealand sees happening internationally and locally as philanthropists and grantmakers think about the challenges of doing more and doing better. What’s your take on these crucial …


Philanthropy in Russia report released

Kathryn Murrell and Charles Keidan 1 February 2018

Leading philanthropy infrastructure bodies, CAF Russia and WINGS, have published a working paper on philanthropy in Russia. The report, titled simply Philanthropy in Russia is part of a wider series, developed by Philanthropy for Social Justice …


Private-voluntary sector partnerships need radical realignment

Grace Wyld and NPC 2 January 2018

The old model of corporates ‘giving back’ to the community is changing. Through months of research into corporate-charity partnerships at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), we have heard charities and corporates alike saying that social change …

Funder bodies urge joined up action to combat closing civil society space

Alliance magazine 15 November 2017

A research paper published today by the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS) has called for more strategic action and engagement from international funders. Launching the research in Brussels, …

#NCFF17 – Simple yet powerful lessons

Sarah Matthee 24 October 2017

I’m always interested in the ‘vibe’ of conferences – the feeling in the room. I feel that it reflects the undercurrent of purpose and values that brings people together, guides the narrative, and sets the …

Australian National Community Foundation Forum: the ‘SMIRF’ capital of community foundations

Alliance magazine 24 October 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s Australian National Community Foundation Forum, in Melbourne, Australia. We provided coverage of the event from: Ben Rodgers, Executive Officer at the Inner North Community Foundation, Australia. …

#NCFF17 – Exploring the Soul of Community Foundations

Jane Jose 24 October 2017

In Australia, the community foundation movement is both old and young depending on where you live. Melbourne’s funds have maturity and yet are still reinventing their focus and giving to meet the needs of communities …

Impressions from the 2017 National Community Foundations Forum

Natalie Egleton 23 October 2017

For three days in a warm October week in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia’s community foundations sector gathered to reflect, learn and engage on some of the country’s most pressing challenges. For me, this annual forum is …

#NCFF17 – From local to global

1 Catherine Brown 23 October 2017

Community philanthropy is by its nature focused on a local community, whether this is a city or a rural region.  Building financial, social and knowledge assets within a local community is the cornerstone of a …

‘Anchor yourself in the journey for the long term’ – the 2017 Australian National Community Foundation Forum

Ben Rodgers 23 October 2017

A year ago, it seemed like a great idea to co-host the Annual National Community Foundation Forum in Melbourne. The thought was, what a fabulous way to celebrate the anniversaries of Australian Communities Foundation and …