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Coutts publish 10-year anniversary Million Pound Donors Report

Lenka Setkova 20 November 2017

A total of nearly £15 billion pounds has been donated in the UK by individuals, foundations and corporations over the past 10 years, according to the latest Coutts Million Pound Donors Report. 2016 also saw …


Arming for justice: charge to philanthropy

Melanie R. Brown 17 November 2017

Early into his address at the London School of Economics, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, posed a question I have felt tugging at my conscience many times over the past decade I’ve spent …


British foundations have come of age

Charles Keidan 16 November 2017

Around 400 people gathered at the British Medical Association’s headquarters in North London last week for the annual conference of the UK’s Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), the leading umbrella body for British philanthropy. The …

Changing philanthropy to challenge inequality

Rose Longhurst 16 November 2017

‘Philanthropy is not a sector that likes to change’, Darren Walker asserted at a recent lecture at the London School of Economics. Although the Ford Foundation (where Walker is President) has been changing in recent …

Funder bodies urge joined up action to combat closing civil society space

Alliance magazine 15 November 2017

A research paper published today by the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS) has called for more strategic action and engagement from international funders. Launching the research in Brussels, …

Fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize launched

Alliance magazine 15 November 2017

In September Alliance magazine announced the launch of the Fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. The £5,000 annual prize was established in memory of Olga Alexeeva, former director of CAF Russia and founder of Philanthropy Bridge …

Global corporations avoid millions in tax – and philanthropy is benefiting!

Halima Mahomed 14 November 2017 For Subscribers

Johannesburg, South Africa What do a British-based minerals company, French-based energy company, Dutch-based homeware company and Belgian-based beverage company have in common? First, they are multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Africa who have been implicated …

New disaster giving report shows greater focus on risk management

Alliance magazine 14 November 2017

The Foundation Center and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) have recently announced the fourth edition of their annual research report, Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2017: Data to Drive Decisions. The new report documents $23 …

Advancing civil society by investing in our workforce

Rusty Stahl 13 November 2017

Civil society looks very different around the world. But there is one common-sense common denominator: civil society people are civil society programmes. Service and solidarity are not easily outsourced, and social work and social justice …

Global Philanthropy Data Charter ‘re-imagined’

Alliance magazine 10 November 2017

The second edition of the Global Philanthropy Data Charter has been published by the Foundation Center, WINGS, and Centris. Originally launched in 2012, the Charter has been ‘re-imagined’ to encourage organizations to understand the value …