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Help! How can I get core funding for my start-up nonprofit?

6 May 2021

Dear Regi, I am a Trustee of a nonprofit in East Africa, which began with generous support from foundations and benefactors. That core funding enabled the creation of a service which many other not-for-profits, international agencies, and local governments here find very useful; however, our funders are unwilling to pay for more than the direct cost of the work we do for them, which means our core capital is being spent down. In the private …


Charity for charity’s sake: the role of philanthropy in an uncertain world

5 May 2021
Cristiana Falcone Sorrell

The sole constant of the past year has been uncertainty, impacting the plans and priorities of people, businesses, and charities worldwide. For those of us in philanthropy, it has been a time not just to take action, but also to reflect on our purpose, goals and impact in a new world. As Chief Executive of a family foundation, I’ve found that amid the instability, it has been crucial to consider the unique role that we …


Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce, say ‘no changes’ at Gates foundation

4 May 2021
Alliance magazine

Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday they were divorcing. The two have reshaped philanthropy and public health with their fortune, and together they run one of the largest private foundations in the world. In identical statements posted to Twitter, both said they would ‘continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives.’ — Bill Gates (@BillGates) May …


Daniela Schwarzer named OSF Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia, newly created role

4 May 2021
Alliance magazine

The Open Society Foundations announced that Daniela Schwarzer will take on the newly created role of Executive Director for Europe and Eurasia. She will lead and bring together Open Society’s work across both regions, overseeing advocacy and grantmaking activities. ‘I am thrilled to welcome Daniela Schwarzer as our new Regional Director for Europe and Eurasia. She is one of the foremost European thought leaders and comes to us with a wealth of leadership experience,’ said …


Persons with disabilities need to be included in the climate conversation

3 May 2021
Peter Kostishack

And how philanthropy can help make that happen Beyond the direct environmental and physical impacts of climate change, there are …


The soil-keeping approach to reparative justice: 7 principles for a regenerative world

2 May 2021
Kiley Arroyo

Just societies cannot grow in toxic soil. To build regenerative communities, we should look to how life flourishes in the …


Promoting institutional philanthropy in Ukraine

1 May 2021
Eugenia Mazurenko

In 2018, Zagoriy Foundation initiated the Giving Tuesday movement in Ukraine to promote charity and good deeds. One of the …


How has global philanthropy changed month by month? Looking back at spring 2020

30 April 2021
Social Innovation Exchange

Throughout 2021, SIX will be sharing our tracking and interrogation of how the discourse around philanthropy has shifted, or not, …


Practical tips for funder collaboration in new toolkit

29 April 2021
Jim Cooke and Cassie Robinson

It doesn’t take long online to find content about collaboration – what makes a good collaboration, stories from the frontlines …


Re-imagining feminist philanthropy in Poland

28 April 2021
Bethan Cansfield and Chiara de Luca

Feminist movements face growing hostility in Poland due to political unrest and shrinking civic space driven by the rise of …


Wealthy millennials less engaged by giving appeals, finds new research

27 April 2021
Alliance magazine

New research reveals that the charity sector might be at risk of losing a generation of wealthy millennial givers. The …


How to avoid checking the equity box and make true progress toward climate justice

26 April 2021
Rt Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton

In the wake of the widespread racial justice protests of the past year, environmental funders are reckoning with their history. …


Business of Philanthropy: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

25 April 2021
Alliance magazine

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for …