News Alliance magazine 14 August 2020

European Foundation Centre launches climate webinar series

The European Foundation Centre’s European Environmental Funders Group has launched a series of webinars dedicated to exploring environmental issues currently at stake for the philanthropic sector. Two webinars have already been held: the first, which …

News Alliance magazine 13 August 2020

£1 million BAME-focused Phoenix Fund opens to applications

The National Lottery Community Fund and Global Fund for Children have opened the Phoenix Fund, a £1 million emergency fund for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities across England, to applicants. The Phoenix Fund is …

News Alliance magazine 12 August 2020

New report: Funders important when translating health, medical research into practice

Australia’s National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) has released a new report exploring how best to put health and medical research into practice. Titled From evidence to practice: Exploring translation pathways for clinical …

Conference Alliance magazine 11 August 2020

Alliance webinar: Foundation investments

Analysis Alliance magazine 11 August 2020 For Subscribers

Ford Foundation’s plan to issue debt intriguing for its novelty, though not ready to be replicated globally

The Ford Foundation, together with several other large American foundations, announced recently a plan to issue debt to increase grantmaking – an unusual choice in the foundation world. Some have called the move groundbreaking, saying …

Product Alliance magazine 11 August 2020

September 2020

Opinion Gail Cunningham 11 August 2020

Getting the board on board: Investments and mission

It would sound odd to say that a majority of a foundation’s activities are not in pursuit of mission. However focusing staff and trustees’ time on grant-making can lead foundations to overlook the impact of …

Opinion Felix Oldenburg 10 August 2020

If data is 21st century oil, could foundations be the right owners?

What are the best investments for a foundation? This important question is one many foundation professionals are revisiting in light of low interest rates, high market volatility, and fears of deep economic trouble ahead. While …

Practical advice Kris Putnam-Walkerly 9 August 2020

Seven lessons donors can learn from MacKenzie Scott’s surprise $1.7 billion gift

On July 28, MacKenzie Scott surprised the world by announcing she had made $1.7 billion in donations to 116 nonprofit organisations. They were selected for the transformative work they were doing and to support leaders driving …

News Alliance magazine 8 August 2020

Achates Philanthropy Prize reimagined for pandemic cirumstances

The Achates Philanthropy Prize, a UK campaign to promote support of the arts, has been reimagined this year in light of the impact of COVID-19 on the creative sector. Unlike in previous years, this year …