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Max Rutherford

Practical advice Max Rutherford 27 March 2020

Responding to the Coronavirus crisis – lessons from ACF’s Stronger Foundations initiative

Over the last 18 months, the Association of Charitable Foundation’s Stronger Foundations initiative has sought to help UK-based charitable foundations identify and pursue excellent practice. During the course of 42 meetings, the last of which …

Analysis Max Rutherford 3 March 2020

Four issues set to dominate the decade

As the ground shifts under our feet, the foundation sector has some major issues to face in the 2020s. In a UK context, the following are among the most pressing Civil society will face many …

Opinion Max Rutherford 13 August 2019

The long game: Are foundations under-utilising one of their greatest assets?

Last year, the President of Foundation Center, Bradford K Smith, wrote a provocation piece asserting that the controversial appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court was a philanthropic outcome, and a product of effective foundation …

Opinion Max Rutherford 13 October 2018

Britain has lost the EU but its foundations may yet find a role

This week, at a meeting in the European Parliament between national foundation associations from across Europe, MEPs and officials from the European Committee, philanthropy was rightly described as ‘civil society’s treasure’. Philanthropy, it was said, …