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Call for UK foundations to adapt and meet needs of smaller organisations

17 February 2019
Alliance magazine

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) released a new report called Duty to Care? How to ensure grant-making helps and doesn’t hinder, exploring the practice of grant-making, especially as it affects small and medium-sized organisations. IVAR suggests that foundations should adapt to fit the needs of smaller voluntary organisations, providing thoughtful analysis and suggestions for improvement in the new report. IVAR identifies that Duty to Care? ‘makes the case for adaptation and innovation across foundations’ grant-making …

Opinion

Philanthropy in Brazil: opportunity beyond Bolsonaro

16 February 2019
Marcia Kalvon Woods and João Paulo Vergueiro

Pretty much everyone has heard about the new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, who somehow resembles the American one to the point of having been called the ‘Trump from the Tropics’ by the Washington Post (US) and the Guardian (UK). Okay, we do have a right-wing president in Brazil, conservative on social issues and liberal on the economy. And we do not know how he will relate to and deal with the philanthropic sector and civil society organizations, fearing that …

Opinion

Europe needs to get real about its coal problem

15 February 2019
Antha Williams and Caio Koch-Weser

Mention the words coal and climate change, and the first thing that comes to mind might be China’s coal-fired industrialisation, …

News

Prince Charles announces $100 million fund for empowering women in South Asia

14 February 2019
Alliance magazine

The Prince of Wales announced the launch of a $100m Outcomes Fund for women and girls across South Asia and …

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New study maps environmental funding by European Foundations

13 February 2019
Alliance magazine

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) launched the fourth edition of its mapping of environmental funding, a study into the state …

Conference reports

Helping the farmers to stay

13 February 2019
Rachel McKee

What do 5,000 young protesters taking to the streets in Geneva and some Bangladeshi farmers have in common? The answer, …

Opinion

If philanthropy is to be successful at systems change, it needs to better examine its own role

12 February 2019
Stacey Thomas

Systems change has gained buzzword status over recent years, something that is discussed with earnest enthusiasm and exclamations of, ‘if …

News

Register to attend the next Alliance Breakfast Club: #SystemsChange

11 February 2019
Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine, in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation, will be hosting a Breakfast Club in London that discusses Systems Change. This event …

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UNIGE creates a Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy

10 February 2019
Alliance magazine

The University of Geneva (UNIGE), in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, created a new Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy to explore …

Opinion

The social sector must recognise and talk about failure

9 February 2019
Rohini Nilekani

With pressure to show returns on philanthropic capital, there’s little room to discuss failure. In order to mitigate huge organisational …

News

Oak Foundation pilots programme to tackle homelessness in UK

8 February 2019
Alliance magazine

An estimated 320,000 people in Britain are homeless, which has increased 4 per cent over the last year. To combat …