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Opinion

Values-based giving: An unexpected outcome from Covid-19

26 October 2020
Patrick Stewart

By nature, Americans have always exhibited a significant level of philanthropy, showing again and again a willingness to support a broad range of causes. Historically this has been especially true during moments of national crisis. However, in the wake of the current Covid crisis, studies show an overall decline in charitable giving. Many parts of the country are experiencing stalls in economic growth, and uncertainty has lessened the capacity for the kinds of ‘cash’ donations …

News

Mellon Foundation commits $250 million to Monuments Project

25 October 2020
Alliance magazine

The Mellon Foundation has announced the Monuments Project, a five-year, $250 million commitment to support efforts to recalibrate the assumed centre of the America national narrative to include those who have been denied historical recognition. ‘Statues are not just bodies in bronze, and monuments are not just stone pillars. They instruct. They lift up the stories of those who are seen, dominate the stories of those who are unseen, and too often propagate menacingly incomplete …

News

ACF publishes recommendations for stronger practice for foundation chairs

24 October 2020
Alliance magazine

The Association of Charitable Foundations has published a new report highlighting recommendations for chairs of foundation boards. The report, 10 …

Opinion

Foundations, invest in impact

24 October 2020
Sridhar Prasad and Ben Morley

Over the past decade, it has become impossible to ignore the conversation around impact investing as a tool for social …

News

Saskia van den Dool appointed managing director of Adessium Foundation

23 October 2020
Alliance magazine

The Adessium Foundation Board has appointed Saskia van den Dool as its new Managing Director and Martijn Meijer as Director …

Opinion

Should corporate philanthropy be neutral?

23 October 2020
Gwen Romack

The paradox of neutrality doesn’t stop at the doors of giving platforms. Corporations must also examine how the donors and …

News

New report: Attitudes have shifted, but funding practices have not

23 October 2020
Alliance magazine

A new study just released by the Center for Effective Philanthropy examines the state of practise in philanthropy, finding that …

Interview

Kenya’s Neema Project speaks with their sponsor to understand the ‘whys’ behind funding choices

22 October 2020
Greg Lusby and Emily Nelson

Every non-profit has a vested interest in understanding the ‘why’ of philanthropic efforts. As members of the non-profit Neema Project, …

News

Alliance webinar: Climate movements and funders, a crucial relationship

22 October 2020
Alliance magazine

If the next decade is a flashpoint for the world’s future, the relationship between climate movements working on the ground …

News

New guide offers donors ‘questions to ask’ when supporting charities for Covid-19 recovery

21 October 2020
Alliance magazine

Beacon Collaborative have published ‘Do Something New’, a guide that includes a set of questions that funders can ask themselves …

Opinion

When you build it and they don’t come – an approach for proactive research within responsive philanthropy

21 October 2020
Gabriela Cervera

Since late 2019, we at I.G. Advisors have been working closely with Garfield Weston Foundation to thoroughly understand the needs …