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Towards a more inclusive diversity in the philanthropic sector

Floyd Mills 18 August 2017

The philanthropic sector has taken steps to address the lack of inclusion of women and people of color in its talent pool. But newly released research from the U.S. Council on Foundations reveals that several demographics often …


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 …


New report finds gender representation stagnant among US philanthropy leadership

Alliance magazine 2 August 2017

The proportions of women and people of racial and ethnic minorities in philanthropic leadership levels has been stagnant over the past decade, according to a new report from the Council on Foundations. The report, titled …

Global social justice fund launched by Buffett’s NoVo Foundation

Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan 31 July 2017

The NoVo Foundation, an organization founded by philanthropists Peter and Jennifer Buffett, has launched a new $20 million fund to support social justice globally. The Radical Hope Fund will commit the funds over four years …

New report sheds light on age gap, lack of diversity in US philanthropic sector

Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan 24 July 2017

An in-depth report published by the Council on Foundations, the US association of philanthropic organizations, highlights ongoing discrepancies across age and background within grantmaking organizations. The 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, published this …

Reflections on talent: an intergenerational perspective

John Cawley and Sophie Silkes 7 July 2017

I (John Cawley) am over 60. I am looking forward to transitioning out of my highly-stimulating but often all-consuming VP position but I am not ready to ‘retire.’ As the poet David Whyte has suggested, …

Interview: Massimo Lapucci of Fondazione CRT

Alliance magazine 4 July 2017 For Subscribers

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) has a new chair, Massimo Lapucci, currently Secretary General of Fondazione CRT in Italy. Since the focus of Fondazione CRT is in the north-western region of Italy, it’s striking that he’s become …

Ai-jen Poo joins Ford Foundation board

Alliance magazine 3 July 2017

Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, has been appointed to serve on the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation. She has worked as an activist throughout her career in various positions …

Grassroots efforts to effect change: some crucial but often overlooked points

8 Emmanuel Otoo 29 June 2017

Grassroots initiatives are spontaneous and home-grown efforts, usually led by locals with a passion for addressing needs in their communities. Some grassroots initiatives seek to respond to the needs of people affected by hostile situations …

Organizations #ShiftThePower through becoming self-sustainable

Constant Cap 28 June 2017

A workshop on Building Organizational Assets and Community Power at the Kenya Community Development Foundation  (KCDF) conference in Nairobi taught organizations sustainability strategies. The workshop was led by Subusiso Zwane of Southern Africa Trust and …