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Jenny Conrad

Opinion Jenny Conrad 26 November 2013

Donors and grantees: where do the boundaries lie?

The recent issue of Alliance looking at philanthropy and power raised some very interesting points about the relationship between charities and their funders. In his editorial on ‘The power of money’, Stephen Pittam mentioned that …

Opinion Jenny Conrad 27 August 2013

Roles for foreign funding

Back at the Alliance Breakfast Club for the March 2013 issue of the magazine, the discussion of philanthropy in emerging market economies included comments on areas where there is still a role for foreign funding. …

Blog 1 Jenny Conrad 6 June 2013

Thinking outside of the box and breaking down the silos

A common sentiment that is often expressed in the non-profit sector is the need to avoid working in isolation, and this theme was certainly evident throughout the European Foundation Centre conference on sustainable cities. Connie …

Blog Jenny Conrad 3 June 2013

What’s in a goal?

Many speakers at the EFC European Foundation Centre’s conference’s plenaries spoke of the need for foundations to have vision. During the thematic plenary, looking at the roles and responsibilities of philanthropy in an urban context, …

Blog Jenny Conrad 30 May 2013

EFC conference 2013

The European Foundation Centre’s 24th Annual General Assembly and conference has got off to a great start. Held in Copenhagen, a city designed for cycling and walking, the location seems a fitting setting for a …

Blog 2 Jenny Conrad 15 May 2013

Alliance assembles international group of bloggers to report from the EFC conference

The European Foundation Centre’s 24th Annual General Assembly and conference kicks off in just two weeks. Alliance is preparing to coordinate an international blogging effort so that as many people as possible are able to …

News Jenny Conrad 10 May 2013

Philanthropy in a changing world economy

In a few weeks Alliance will be publishing the June 2013 issue of the magazine. Guest edited by Anthony Tomei, former director of the Nuffield Foundation, this includes a special feature on philanthropy in a …

Conference reports Jenny Conrad 1 May 2013

The challenges and lessons learned when creating bridges between finance and social impact

The 49th Social Investor Breakfast Club, held in London on 25 April, featured presentations from two very different organizations which are working to make a social impact. Bertand Beghin and Dominic Llewellyn spoke about Numbers4Good, …

Conference reports Jenny Conrad 12 April 2013

Striking commonalities between countries where philanthropy is still emerging

The Alliance Breakfast Club for the March special feature on philanthropy in emerging market countries featured a formidable female panel of experts from many different corners of the globe. Guest editor Maria Chertok, Executive Director …

Conference reports Jenny Conrad 26 March 2013

Measurement? There are many ways to define impact

As with many such events, at the most recent Social Investor Breakfast Club, held in London on 21 March, the discussion on ‘Impact Investing in Africa’ led to an acknowledgement that the term impact can …