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Alliance Audio – What makes an effective foundation

Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

Welcome to the fourth Alliance Audio. This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world. In this podcast Alliance editor Charles Keidan hosts a discussion with Dan Corry, chief executive of New …


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 …


Capturing the impact in impact investment

Plum Lomax and NPC 12 February 2018

Impact investing continues to rise up the agenda. It was a hot topic at Davos with TPG’s Rise Fund (co-founded by Bono) getting airtime. New impact funds are coming on stream weekly – in the …

Co-Impact: well-endowed, but can it shift the power?

Alliance magazine 23 January 2018 For Subscribers

Towards the end of last year, foundations and philanthropists including the Rockefeller Foundation, Richard Chandler, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll and Romesh and Kathy Wadhwani, launched the Co-impact initiative, a collaboration to bring ‘large-scale, …

Walk with us, not over us: how to build philanthropy’s social license

Krystian Seibert 12 December 2017 For Subscribers

Melbourne, Australia Australian philanthropy’s work alongside indigenous people can serve as an example of respectful relationships. At its best, philanthropy challenges the prevailing culture and expectations in societies around the world. When so much of …

NCVO report reveals growth in social sector spending

Jacob Beck 14 September 2017

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (NCVO) 2017 UK Civil Society Almanac provides us with some interesting perspectives on the trends seen throughout the philanthropic community in the past several months. As we enter the final …

Experimental conversations: perspectives on randomized trials in development economics – edited by Timothy Ogden 

Caroline Fiennes 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Caroline Fiennes. Much rubbish is spoken about randomized controlled trials (RCTs). And many of the views ascribed to the ‘randomistas’ who run them are not in fact held by them. For instance, it is often said that RCTs are …

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 …

How can funders support good practice in measurement and evaluation?

Ruth Gripper and NPC 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 …

Impact management: New kid on the block

Abigail Rotheroe and NPC 14 June 2017

Impact measurement has come a long way since NPC was set up 15 years ago. From inception to today, we have maintained our forensic focus on the measurement of outcomes and impact.  But there is …