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European bodies welcome calls for an enabling environment for philanthropy

22 May 2019
Alliance magazine

Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) welcome the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adoption on 15 May of an Opinion on the European philanthropy sector. The Opinion calls on Member States to ‘establish an enabling environment for philanthropy in line with EU freedoms and fundamental rights’; ‘recognise the added value that philanthropy can bring’; and ‘promote philanthropy as a form of demonstrating social commitment’. The Opinion entitled ‘European …

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Philanthropy in France is rapidly evolving according to national survey

21 May 2019
Alliance magazine

Philanthropy in France is a rapidly expanding sector according to a national survey on French foundations with more than one-third of the country’s 2,500 foundations currently in existence created after 2010. The findings are from the fifth national survey conducted by the Fondation de France Philanthropy Observatory – a watchdog organisation created in 1997 which monitors and assesses developments in the funds and foundations sector in France. The national survey has been conducted every four …

Opinion

More than money: philanthropists as activists

20 May 2019
David Sandman

Every foundation has two things in common: big dreams and money. But money alone isn’t enough to make those dreams …

News

Ashden announces new CEO and new Chair

19 May 2019
Alliance magazine

The UK sustainable energy charity, Ashden, has announced that Founder Director Sarah Butler-Sloss, will be moving on from her role …

News

Oxford Institute of Charity announced

18 May 2019
Alliance magazine

A new Institute of Charity is to be hosted at New College, Oxford University; a collaboration between the College and …

Opinion

Funding unchained: an activist approach to unlocking LGBTQI leadership in West Africa

17 May 2019
Caroline Kouassiaman

Today, on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), I won’t be at a LGBTQI community event or a …

News

New report explores how funders can support healing justice

16 May 2019
Alliance magazine

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice launched a new report ‘Healing Justice: Building Power, Transforming Movements’ which explores what healing …

Conference reports

What is the role of philanthropy in catalysing systems change?

15 May 2019
Aleem Walji

Since returning from this year’s Council on Foundations conference, I have been thinking a lot about systems change: where it’s …

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Which session at the 2019 EFC Conference would you most like to read about?

14 May 2019
Alliance magazine

As we approach the annual EFC conference next week, Alliance is assembling a team of bloggers to report from the event. We hope to …

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New publication invites funders to embrace feminist-led grantmaking

13 May 2019
Alliance magazine

Astraea Foundation have launched their new Feminist Funding Principles publication, which invites funders and philanthropy to engage in a thoughtful …

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Philanthropy Australia welcomes Labor Party’s commitment to not-for-profit sector

12 May 2019
Alliance magazine

Philanthropy Australia welcomed announcement of a comprehensive not-for-profit sector policy agenda by the Australian Labor Party. The announcement includes commitments …