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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 …


Finding the right path: One funder network’s journey toward racial justice

Denise Shannon and Cynthia Steele 22 August 2017 For Subscribers

Almost three years ago, Funders for Reproductive Equity (FRE), a network of dozens of large, medium and small foundations, began a journey to place racial justice at the centre of our principles, programmes and practices. …


Five challenges for French philanthropy

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 …

How ‘catalytic philanthropy’ could solve global waste

Doug Woodring 17 August 2017

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a …

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

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 …

Interview: Maurice Makoloo of the Ford Foundation

Alliance magazine 1 August 2017 For Subscribers

When it comes to relations between civil society and business, it’s not a straightforward case of angels versus demons, says Maurice Makoloo, the regional director of the Ford Foundation in eastern Africa. What stops them …

Interview: Ananthapadmanabhan Guruswamy, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives

1 Alliance magazine 16 May 2017

Reform or change? Is philanthropy about changing the social and economic system or trying to reconcile people to it through palliative measures? Ananthapadmanabhan Guruswamy is the Chief Executive Officer of Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) …

Fundraising from new age philanthropists

India Development Review 27 April 2017

A new breed of philanthropists is emerging – do you have what it takes to engage with them successfully? Here’s a four-step guide to help you fundraise effectively from these up-and-coming donors. Noun: A new …

The world is upside-down. What are human rights funders doing to turn it over?

Human Rights Funders Network 15 February 2017

On January 21, one day after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, an estimated four million people participated in the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches worldwide. There was a mix of feelings …

Power shift marks a new age of philanthropy

Cheryl Chapman 1 February 2017

Philanthropy – private wealth for public good – has never been more important than it is now. Local authority budgets have been slashed, and demand for charitable services is increasing. While philanthropy will never be a …