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Participatory grantmaking: can we afford not to do it?

Dr Stellah Wairimu Bosire, Rose Longhurst, Katy Love and Diana Samarasan 10 December 2019 For Subscribers

Participatory grantmaking is a promising way to practise a more just and equitable approach to philanthropy, though implementing it requires considerable readjustment of both attitudes and ways of working. In this article, we – practitioners …


Stars to steer by

David Bonbright 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

New destinations require new navigational tools. Four very different books from within the ‘social change’ profession highlight the complexities of achieving systemic transformation of the current economic and political orders  A significant reassessment of our …


Transforming the CSR landscape

Mary Fifield and Sonali George 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

A new Microsoft fund illustrates how companies can engage with communities where they have operations to help create real change Recently, Business Roundtable leaders acknowledged that corporations have a responsibility to benefit not just shareholders …

Ups and downs of celebrity foundations

Jenny Santi 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Being or being associated with a celebrity philanthropist has both advantages and drawbacks when attracting attention to social causes Celebrities as magnets Although there is no shortage of cynics who categorically dismiss celebrities as only …

10 years of the World Giving Index: what have we learned?

Alliance magazine 19 November 2019

Alliance magazine, global infrastructure network WINGS and the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) came together for their first joint webinar to discuss the 10th anniversary of the World Giving Index. This hour-long event discussed the use …

A feature of the landscape: The European Foundation Centre turns 30

Andrew Milner 5 November 2019 For Subscribers

‘I would not have dreamed in November ’89 that it would still be there 30 years later!’  Many would echo the sentiments of Raymond Georis, founding chair and moving spirit of the European Foundation Centre …

The elephant in the philanthropy room: Violence against women in Europe

Karin Heisecke 29 October 2019 For Subscribers

Violence against women (VAW) is a widespread human rights violation across the world, including Europe. In the EU, one in three women from age 15 onwards has experienced physical and/or sexual violence (one in five …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #HumanRights

1 Amy McGoldrick 1 October 2019

‘Why is human rights so important to philanthropy? On one level, obviously, human rights underpins the rule of law, and is the basis for a democratically functioning society…but it’s also because some of the values at …

Why philanthropy must embrace the new age of scrutiny

Krystian Seibert 24 September 2019 For Subscribers

Philanthropy is currently experiencing a dramatic period of scrutiny. Researchers, commentators and critics are increasingly questioning philanthropy’s compatibility with democracy, its approaches and practices, as well as its ethical standing. In this article, I argue …

Foundations open shop in Berlin as British philanthropy assumes Brexit footing

1 Charles Keidan 10 September 2019 For Subscribers

The world’s second largest Foundation, the London based Wellcome Trust, is advancing plans to grow its staffing and operations in Berlin ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union. While The Trust insists its …