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Amy McGoldrick

Amy McGoldrick 18 September 2018

SEWF 2018: What’s new with social good

‘You exist despite the system, not because of it.’ Adele Peek, General Manager for Indigenous Engagement at Foundation for Young Australians, took to a stage that was overwhelmingly white and male at the Social Enterprise …

Analysis Amy McGoldrick 12 June 2018

Alliance Breakfast Club: #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Alliance magazine travelled outside of London in late May to host a quarterly Breakfast Club in partnership with WINGS at the EFC Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The mission was to illuminate philanthropy’s global infrastructure to …

Amy McGoldrick 5 June 2018

EFC AGA 2018: Day three putting faith in culture

‘Faith, or religion, is one of the last frontiers not talked about within diversity,’ stated Kassim-Lakha. ‘Religious diversity is with us as a reality – so what are the tools and the language needed as …

Amy McGoldrick 5 June 2018

EFC AGA 2018: Day two in music and numbers

Day two began exactly as I had excitedly booked – with a walking tour around Brussels’ city centre toward two stalwart favourites: Brussels’ Chocolate Museum, and the Museum of the Belgian Brewers. Here I learnt …

Amy McGoldrick 5 June 2018

EFC AGA 2018: Day one heating up

As Brussels steadily baked over the rising sun on a Tuesday morning, the EFC Conference on ‘Culture matters: connecting citizens & uniting communities’ began. ‘Culture is a vital sign of any community,’ stated Luc Luytens, …

Amy McGoldrick 23 March 2018

What constitutes a good deal anyway?

At the 10th anniversary of the Good Deals conference (combined with the 1st anniversary of Beyond Good Business), nestled within London’s Royal Institute of British Architects, hundreds of social entrepreneurs, social investors, intermediaries and sector …

Amy McGoldrick 26 February 2018

CAF Roundtable: Building trust in Brazil and Russia

At a time when it is increasingly common for civil society to look inward as national politics piles on the pressure, it was refreshing to attend a roundtable in London with CAF, to delve into …

Amy McGoldrick 18 January 2018

The importance of trust

‘…11 days ago two bullets crossed off two more faces from my family tree they were 14 they were studying the blood-soaked arithmetic pages are still sitting on the mantel…’ Emi Mahmoud, a Sudanese-American slam poet, performing at …

Amy McGoldrick 10 October 2017

The Russia Community Foundation Phenomenon

Community foundations now number 170 organisations in 60 countries. This number is continuously growing – and in Russia it’s no different. At a roundtable event in London with CAF Russia last month, the room learned …

Amy McGoldrick 25 September 2017

If it isn’t about money, then what is it about?

Outside of Westminster and London and England entirely, ECFI finds its first conference nestled in the historic Cardiff City Hall, Wales, to a select 100 attendees. ‘Twenty two countries and eighteen languages are here,’ was …