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Sustainable Development Goals

The best idea is found in these rooms

Anja Böllhoff 22 September 2017

The best idea is in these rooms! A conference that only has one goal – exchanging as much knowledge as possible – is only as good as the ideas that are shared. Its success is …


Alliance Audio – The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Alliance magazine 19 September 2017

Welcome to the third 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 Dr …


Trust. Impact. Passion

Sandra King 19 September 2017

Trust. Impact. Passion. Three words ringing in my ears as I leave Cardiff following the inaugural European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI) Conference and the UK Community Foundations Conference (UKCF). After 9 years away, I re-joined …

Interview: Michael Faye of GiveDirectly

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Cash transfers account for less than 5 per cent of development aid, yet there is strong evidence to suggest that they are effective, borne out by the experience of GiveDirectly. Its co-founder, Michael Faye, tells Charles Keidan how the approach …

Are you SDG ready? Arab philanthropy and the Sustainable Development Goals 

Atallah Kuttab, Noha El-Mikawy, Natasha Matic, Barry Knight and Heba Abou Shneif 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

One of the lessons of the Millennium Development Goals was that collaboration across sectors will be essential if their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are to be achieved. There are already positive signs that …

Localizing SDG impacts through the philanthropy sector

Heather Grady 4 September 2017

If we as a global community are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the 17 goals that the world’s governments committed to achieve for all people by the year 2030–philanthropy must be a …

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. …

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 …

5 insights on social investment in Asia

Amanda Kee 17 July 2017

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s (AVPN) new Social Investment Landscape Report is a resource for social investors assessing opportunities for collaborations, and maximising impact in new markets or initiatives. AVPN’s Knowledge Centre Team profiled 14 Asian social …

Takeaways from Danny Sriskandarajah: Dreaming big and funding social movements

Andre Chumko 13 June 2017

Secretary General of CIVICUS Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah gave a keynote address about brave philanthropy and its role in shaping civil society at Philanthropy New Zealand’s annual Summit on 12 May in Wellington, New Zealand. In …