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Amy McGoldrick

Conference Report Amy McGoldrick 10 March 2020

#NextPhilanthropy: What have we learned, and what’s next in global philanthropy?

The end of February saw Alliance hosting Next Philanthropy’s first ever London event, amidst both literal and metaphorical storms of change. Next Philanthropy, initiated by the German Association of Foundations (BDS) in partnership with Alliance, …

Conference reports Amy McGoldrick 26 February 2020

Philanthropy Impact: Enhancing your role as a trusted professional adviser

Private clients’ needs are changing, with research showing that they want comprehensive and personalised support to address their values-based economic and social goals. It was on this topic that attendees gathered to Rothschild & Co …

Analysis Amy McGoldrick 17 December 2019

Alliance Breakfast Club: #FeministPhilanthropy

Over one hundred guests arrived to hear three perspectives on feminist philanthropy from leading, thoughtful practitioners. Alliance’s Feminist Philanthropy Breakfast Club was hosted for the first time at the Aga Khan Centre, courtesy of the …

Conference reports Amy McGoldrick 3 December 2019

‘We know the system is broken – if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be here.’

The Equality Fund (EF) announced itself in London recently as a ‘ground-breaking collaboration’ delivering momentum for women’s movements, while driving the cultural, economic and political changes required to make global gender equality a reality.  The …

Analysis 1 Amy McGoldrick 1 October 2019

Alliance Breakfast Club: #HumanRights

‘Why is human rights so important to philanthropy? On one level, obviously, human rights underpins the rule of law, and is the basis for a democratically functioning society…but it’s also because some of the values at …

Conference reports Amy McGoldrick 27 September 2019

Fireside chat with Regan Ralph

Full disclosure: there was no chat by a fire. Yet, as Autumn is slowly creeping up on London, with dowdy grey skies above and I-should-have-brought-a-bigger-coat level winds pushing through the streets, it was a relief …

Analysis Amy McGoldrick 2 July 2019

Alliance Breakfast Club: #Peacebuilding

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) opened its doors and welcomed attendees to Alliance magazine’s latest Breakfast Club on peace-building on a bright summer’s morning. ‘I suspect there are a few of us who would say that …

Interview Amy McGoldrick 28 May 2019

Conference corner: Lucia Martina, Fondazione Lang Italia

At the European Foundation Centre 2019 Annual Conference, I speak to delegates to capture their reflections so far. What is the currently philanthropy landscape in Italy, and what brings you to the EFC? Fondazione Lang …

Conference reports Amy McGoldrick 28 May 2019

True solidarity has a way to go

My last sessions at the EFC’s 2019 Conference followed a wonderful site visit to ‘le Plus Petit Cirque du Monde’, a circus school as well as a haven for artists, a social networking laboratory and …

Conference reports Amy McGoldrick 28 May 2019

The magic at the edges

My first EFC 2019 session was Who decides? How funders can open up the decision-making process to include those they seek to serve. An incredibly popular session, the room swelled with so many bodies that …