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Foundation board diversity: Five things we can do to break from the current reality

Kevin Walker 11 April 2018

This blog post is the third in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading …


How I dealt with depression while running a foundation

1 Leigh Pearce 16 March 2018

I joined the Nationwide Foundation, a British corporate funder, as a grants officer eleven years ago. In 2014, our chief executive went on maternity leave and I took on the role on an interim basis. …


German philanthropy should get behind LGBTI rights

Felix Oldenburg 15 March 2018

Many Alliance readers will know far more about LGBTI issues than me. However, I will not hide behind a convenient lack of expertise but rather speak out inspired by the courage of many others. I …

How interfaith philanthropy can minimize violence in the name of religion

Retnaningtyas Dwi Hapsari 12 March 2018

Indonesia is a large archipelago nation comprised of large groups of diverse cultures, ethnicities and religions. The diversity of Indonesia society is both a gift and a challenge. In modern politics, the issue of Indonesian …

Observations on Philanthropy in Russia

John Slocum 9 March 2018

Caroline Hartnell’s Philanthropy in Russia: A working paper provides an excellent overview of the state of Russia’s philanthropic sector. Based on a series of in-depth consultations with more than a dozen leading practitioners, this report …

Women as integral to the fabric of our work, inside and out

Zohra Zori, Renée Westmoreland and Jen Bokoff 9 March 2018

As the largest infrastructure organization for sharing social sector knowledge and more than nine million data points about who’s funding what and where, the Foundation Center takes great pride in housing an equally sizable team …

Funding our inseparable struggles

Melanie R. Brown 8 March 2018

If you visit this year’s International Women’s Day website, which I encourage everyone to do, you will be prompted to make a pledge to #PressforProgress. The 2018 theme recognizes the gains women have made, while …

Lesbian, bisexual and queer activists on the frontline

Susan Jessop 7 March 2018

‘Most of us cannot be open about our sexuality without the risk of bullying, being fired, or violence. Under the influence of Russian anti-gay propaganda, the climate has not become more friendly in recent years’, …

For equitable chances and gender diversity – let’s change the rules!

1 Anke Pätsch 7 March 2018

How do I explain to my seven year old daughter why experts in TV and radio are primarily men – 80% in journalism, 70% in non-fictional programs? How should we deal with the fact that 9 …

Our approach to promoting women’s rights

Audrey Elster 7 March 2018

Last night I attended a performance of ‘The Color Purple’ at the Johannesburg Theatre. It was a real treat: an excellent cast performing a truly inspiring piece. Based on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel, the play …