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Pathways for scaling impact

Filipe Santos 23 August 2017

The rise of the social entrepreneurship movement in the last twenty years unleashed a powerful engine of innovation for society. Thousands of engaged citizens – social entrepreneurs – construct and implement novel solutions to neglected …


Five challenges for French philanthropy

1 Axelle Davezac 21 August 2017

Another exciting year is coming to an end. In France, foundations have continued to develop fast, to professionalize and to experiment new forms of interventions for the public good. As the largest philanthropic network in …


US community foundations making significant global impact

Natalie Ross 15 August 2017

Since I joined the Council on Foundations in early 2016, I have fielded many requests from community foundations (CFs) seeking support and guidance in facilitating international grants, often due to growing interest from members of …

Awaken the giant: Wealth managers should do more to unlock philanthropy

1 Juliet Cockram Agnew 14 August 2017

Wealth managers are sitting on a philanthropic goldmine. Today, the top 10 private banks hold an astonishing $7.9trn under management. And this trend looks to continue: the assets of wealthy clients – and of those …

How can funders support good practice in measurement and evaluation?

Ruth Gripper 1 August 2017

Donors and investors are uniquely well placed to support good practice in the social sector, including in measurement and evaluation (M&E). As New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) explored in our recent report highlighting global innovations in measurement …

Shaping the future of Irish philanthropy

Éilis Murray 18 July 2017

At the risk of being accused of bias, it is probably fair to say that Ireland is renowned worldwide for its culture and creativity. Think music, the arts, literature, sciences, and we can point to …

Effective giving: how the world’s wealthy could help millions more people for free

1 Theron Pummer 14 July 2017

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has pledged to give away half of his £2 billion fortune. He was inspired by Bill Gates to join the Giving Pledge, an organisation that encourages the world’s wealthiest people …

New report details state of funding for girls

Alliance magazine 13 July 2017

A new report examines funding for girls among private sources, both individuals and organizations. Written by Alisha Miranda, managing director of philanthropic consultancy I.G. Advisors, the report aims to ‘provide a definitive landscaping’ of the …

Alliance Breakfast Club – Solidarity: more in common?

Alliance magazine 11 July 2017

This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, kindly hosted by CCLA, brought together philanthropy professionals, academics, and members of NGOs, to discuss the complex relationship between philanthropy and solidarity and looks at the different ways that philanthropy is responding to …

Alliance Breakfast Club – #Courage4Solidarity

Sarah Sabatke 11 July 2017

The most recent Alliance breakfast club, held at CCLA’s Senator House in London, discussed philanthropy and solidarity, as presented in the June issue of the magazine, guest edited by King Baudouin Foundation’s Stefan Schäfers. Alliance …