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#NCFF17 – What is the role for community foundations in a world full of charities?

Hannah Fitch-Rabbitt 23 October 2017

After attending the Australian National Community Foundations Forum 2017 in Melbourne last week, I was left contemplating the unique role community foundations play in philanthropy. In a country where there are 54,835 charities registered with …

What does it mean to be a resilient funder – and why does it matter more than ever?

Global Greengrants Fund 13 October 2017

In January 2017, the Chinese government began requiring all not for profit foreign organizations, including foundations, to register in order to continue to operate in the country. Funders have responded by registering, leaving, or muddling …

Latin America: sharing philanthropy, not hoarding wealth

2 Florencia Roitstein 10 October 2017 For Subscribers

Buenos Aires, Argentina Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. In 2014, the richest 10 per cent kept 71 per cent of the region’s wealth. If this trend continues, according to Oxfam’s …

The Russia Community Foundation Phenomenon

Amy McGoldrick 10 October 2017

Community foundations now number 170 organisations in 60 countries. This number is continuously growing – and in Russia it’s no different. At a roundtable event in London with CAF Russia last month, the room learned …

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 …

Day of foundations and donors celebrated across Europe

Alliance magazine 30 September 2017

The European Day of Foundations and Donors, founded in 2013, is a day to reflect and celebrate the advancements in philanthropy throughout Europe and promote a culture of giving. Celebrated on 1 October, events will …

If it isn’t about money, then what is it about?

Amy McGoldrick 25 September 2017

Outside of Westminster and London and England entirely, ECFI finds its first conference nestled in the historic Cardiff City Hall, Wales, to a select 100 attendees. ‘Twenty two countries and eighteen languages are here,’ was …

Community philanthropy: true to life?

1 Carola Carazzone 20 September 2017

Community Foundations are local – local people, local assets, local donors, local agencies, local capacities, local trust. They can easily exist in splendid isolation without interacting with other peers around the world. Last Sunday in …

Trust. Impact. Passion

Sandra King 19 September 2017

Trust. Impact. Passion. Three words ringing in my ears as I leave Cardiff following the inaugural European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI) Conference and the UK Community Foundations Conference (UKCF). After 9 years away, I re-joined …