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IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Philea release research on Europe’s philanthropy landscape

7 December 2022
Alliance magazine

Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea), have this week released a briefing on the philanthropy environment in Europe. Published for EuroPhilantopics, a meeting where philanthropy engages with policymakers in Brussels, the briefing highlights five key findings. Governments, for the most part, want to stimulate philanthropy: Across Europe, many countries provide a range of tax benefits to both donors and recipient organizations. The political landscape for philanthropy has remained relatively …

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Investigating good at EVPA’s Impact Days

7 December 2022
Leslie Johnston

Towards the end of a thought-provoking, inspiring and oversubscribed (over 800 impact leaders) Impact Days, EVPA’s CEO urged us to keep our ‘eyes on the prize’. And indeed, this is why we travelled to Brussels last week – to tell our stories, share our lessons, and make valuable connections with each other as we work to invest our capital for good. But what does ‘good’ mean in our broader economic context? At a time when …


The problem with glorifying resilience

6 December 2022
Avila Kilmurray

A winter’s day in Belfast is grey; the political climate is even greyer reflecting seven months of Northern Irish political breakdown and a serial dysfunctional UK Government. Do I feel resilient? Hell yes, but that is only because I’ve seen it all before and I am determinedly bloody-minded. I survived ‘the Troubles’ by following the dictum: ‘Keep the head down and the ear to the ground!’ Did that make me resilient? Not particularly, but it …


Funding for seed research struggles to make Malawi food secure as climate change hits hard

5 December 2022
Raphael Mweninguwe

Over decades now, climate change has devastated smallholder farmers in Malawi. Floods have damaged millions of people’s lives, washing away crops, animals, and property – displacing families. Drought has caused crops to wither while still in the fields and in some cases, rains have completely failed. To avert a hunger crisis in the 90s, the Malawian government introduced a subsidy programme which has become known as the Affordable Input Programme (AIP) to cushion farmers from …


Endowments and foundations embrace ESG investing

3 December 2022
Sponsored by Mercer and Mark Longbottom

But not-for-profit investors face a range of additional considerations For trustees of endowments and foundations, constructing a portfolio that delivers …


Too little, too late? The growing urgency for philanthropic leadership

2 December 2022
Leslie Johnston

Last year, in the wake of COP26, I recognized the fact that it was philanthropy’s ‘extraordinary moment‘. And indeed, we …


Reimagining how we see ourselves: decolonisation and the arts

1 December 2022
Alison Guzmán

What is the role of art and cultural heritage when it comes to decolonizing philanthropy? Why is it important to …


7 habits of highly participatory donors & NGOs

30 November 2022
Emily Sullivan, YET4H, We Trust You(th), Copper Rose Zambia, CHOICE for Youth & Sexuality, Green Girls Platform, IYAFP and ¿Y yo, por qué no? por qué no?

Ready to improve your work with young people? This is for you! Many donors and NGOs have the intention of …

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Investing in innovation is worth the risk

29 November 2022
Katie Carrasco

The theme that stayed with me following this year’s Asia Philanthropy Congress was that of innovation’s pivotal role in driving …


What feminist collective leadership has to offer philanthropy in these times

29 November 2022
Sofía Marcía, Lorena Medina and Terry de Vries

These are not easy times to lead in our sector. From migration to climate to democracy, we face interconnected global …

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Catalytic capital: the big picture

28 November 2022
Peter Cafferkey

At EVPA’s upcoming Brussels Impact Week (sadly now sold out!) we have a powerhouse panel representing 4 continents and over …


Seven years of CSR in India – disruptive yet evolutionary

28 November 2022
Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy

The CSR law in India has seen not only an increase in corporate giving but development in the strategic deployment …


Building power in communities

27 November 2022
Cassie Robinson

It feels like it’s been quiet in UK funder land in relation to tech. It may just be that I …