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Amy McGoldrick

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 …

Conference reports Amy McGoldrick 24 May 2019

Avoiding caricatures: Day three at the EFC Conference, ‘Fraternité & philanthropie’ Plenary

The EFC’s 2019 conference has brought about “a lot of emotions, a lot of work and a lot of fun” began Laurence de Nervaux (Fondation de France). Three days later and the assembly hall was …

Conference reports Amy McGoldrick 24 May 2019

‘Inequality is plural’: Day two at the EFC Conference, ‘Égalité’ Plenary

‘Today we’re talking about inequalities – plural. We have stories about ourselves in Europe about how we think equality is going… and that story can vary significantly,’ began Zohra Moosa, the executive director at Mama …

Conference reports Amy McGoldrick 23 May 2019

‘We must fund journalism’: Day one at the EFC Conference, ‘Liberté’ Plenary

Axelle Davezac, executive director at Fondation de France, gathered hundreds of EFC delegates together for the first plenary of the 2019 Conference & AGA. ‘What a time to celebrate,’ Davezac began, informing the audience that …

Conference Report Amy McGoldrick 21 May 2019

What we can learn from the latest International Giving trends?

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has now released almost ten years’ worth of data on giving behaviour via its World Giving Index (WGI). The findings of this index ignite conversations about giving and generosity in …