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Time to change the way we invest

Ellen Dorsey 16 July 2019 For Subscribers

A growing number of foundations are deploying a portion of their capital to mission aligned investment strategies. This is an important trend. Still, only a relatively small number of foundations seek positive environmental and social …


Alliance Breakfast Club: #Peacebuilding

Amy McGoldrick 2 July 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) opened its doors and welcomed attendees to Alliance magazine’s latest Breakfast Club on peace-building on a bright summer’s morning. ‘I suspect there are a few of us who would say that …


#NextPhilanthropy: Global and local views on the state of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 25 June 2019

#NextPhilanthropy and Alliance magazine host a panel at the Association of German Foundations gathering in Mannheim exploring global and local views on the state of philanthropy. Chaired by Alliance magazine editor Charles Keidan, this session …

The road to gender equality

Jo Andrews 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

It’s not just a question of giving money or making investments, it’s time for us all to examine our work through a gender lens Long ago, in simpler times when donors roamed the philanthropy forest …

All the news, all the channels…

Katrin Kowark 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Why the Association of German Foundations and others in the non-profit sector have created new spaces for integrated communications TV series junkies might be familiar with the term ‘newsroom’ from the American TV series of …

The brighter side of philanthropy

Pamala Wiepking 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

If we want to use the study of philanthropy to create more generous societies, we need a more inclusive notion of the concept The question that drives my research as the Visiting Stead Family Chair …

Philanthropy is about generosity, not self-redemption at taxpayers’ expense

Florencia Roitstein 14 May 2019 For Subscribers

A major fire has engulfed the medieval cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, one of France’s most famous landmarks. The French President Emmanuel Macron called for donations for reconstruction and a number of French billionaires …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #SystemsChange

Amy McGoldrick 2 April 2019

‘Intractable problems the world faces cannot be solved in isolation,’ began Nick Glicher, Director of TrustLaw at the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) in his welcoming remarks. ‘Problems are interconnected and interdependent – and so are …

Making infrastructure future-ready

1 Filiz Bikmen and Michael Alberg-Seberich 12 March 2019

In order to meet the challenges philanthropy and social investment is contending against, its infrastructure needs to be rethought and retooled. Those of us who live in the developed world take many things for granted: …

Putting a foot in Europe’s closing doors

Massimo Lapucci 5 March 2019

Recent political developments are threatening civic space in Europe. Foundations are stepping forward to defend it This year marks three decades since the establishment of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), as well as the fall …