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TODAY is the CLOSING DATE for nominations for Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Alliance magazine 19 January 2018

The closing date for nominations for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is Friday 19 January, so today is the last chance to nominate someone. The prize will be awarded to an individual ‘who has …


The importance of trust

Amy McGoldrick 18 January 2018

‘…11 days ago two bullets crossed off two more faces from my family tree they were 14 they were studying the blood-soaked arithmetic pages are still sitting on the mantel…’ Emi Mahmoud, a Sudanese-American slam poet, performing at …


New cohort for Council on Foundation’s diversity initiative announced

Andrew Milner 17 January 2018

The US Council on Foundations (CoF) has announced the 2018 Cohort for its Career Pathways Development Program, a year-long leadership preparation programme whose purpose is to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in …

Interview: Sean Hinton of Open Society Foundations

1 Carsten Terp Beck-Nilsson 16 January 2018 For Subscribers

Migrants are here to stay – let’s invest in them. That’s the message of the man responsible for the impact investments of the world’s second largest foundation. 65 million people are on the move worldwide. …

JUST THREE DAYS TO GO for nominations for Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Alliance magazine 16 January 2018

The closing date for nominations for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is Friday 19 January, so just three days to go. The prize will be awarded to an individual ‘who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, …

Banging on the door – Women’s fight for a voice and space in civil society

Tharanga Yakupitiyage 15 January 2018

The space for civil society organizations is shrinking around the world, with particular impacts on women activists and human rights defenders who face additional barriers due to their gender or sexual orientation. Civil society organizations …

ONE WEEK MORE for nominations for Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Alliance magazine 10 January 2018

The closing date for nominations for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is Friday 19 January, so just nine days to go. The prize will be awarded to an individual ‘who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, …

Our key findings from five years of mapping human rights funding

Anna Koob and Sarah Tansey 9 January 2018

When a problem comes along, you must map it! At least, that’s how that’s how Human Rights Funding Network’s Executive Director phrased it when we and the Foundation Center launched our Advancing Human Rights initiative. Recognizing a knowledge gap in …

Philanthropy should fund the media for its own sake

Rhodri Davies and Fran Yeoman 9 January 2018 For Subscribers

Many are starting to ask whether general support for journalism as an end in itself should constitute a valid focus of philanthropy; given the recently renewed acceptance of the idea that news gathering and reporting …

Why I made a film about philanthropy

Salvatore Alaimo 8 January 2018

I’ve done something unusual even for a philanthropy scholar and practitioner. Over the last decade I’ve produced a feature length documentary on the concept of giving entitled What is Philanthropy? I started the project on …