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#NextPhilanthropy webinar highlights

6 March 2019
Alliance magazine

A new webinar series by WINGS is discussing some of the key issues from The Global Landscape of Philanthropy report, one year after it was launched. The report compiles a comprehensive picture of current trends and challenges of the field. The first webinar of the series centred on the #NextPhilanthropy initiative, and on the present context of increasing changes for the philanthropic sector, aiming to understand the key trends that will shape the field in …

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Helping the farmers to stay

13 February 2019
Rachel McKee

What do 5,000 young protesters taking to the streets in Geneva and some Bangladeshi farmers have in common? The answer, according to a group of speakers who met in Nations, Geneva on 21 January 2019 to discuss why climate justice matters and what can be done, is that both groups are trying to find solutions for climate change. Few can deny that climate change is happening and that its effects are being felt now, today, …

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DAFNE ‘hard-wires’ the circuit

27 January 2019
James Magowan

Reflecting on a momentous year for DAFNE (Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe), at its recent Winter meeting in Dublin, …

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Family matters: thoughts on a Philanthropy Impact roundtable

22 January 2019
Amy McGoldrick

Family foundations are taking active steps to engage the next generation and in many organizations, all generations are involved in …

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Venture philanthropy as a new round of philanthropic development

16 December 2018
Natalya Pyagay

More than 600 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, development practitioners and investors were brought together under the auspices of the 14th Annual Conference …

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Finding our way to participatory capitalism

3 December 2018
Laura Boyle

Jaqueline Novogratz at the EVPA conference in Warsaw painted a picture of a year key to Poland and beyond. It …

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Corporate foundations consider risks and opportunities

1 December 2018
James Magowan

DAFNE held its third European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, in association this year with Assifero, in Italy, hosted by Fondazione Sicilia. …

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Values in trusts and foundations

29 November 2018
James Fitzpatrick, Melanie Griffiths and Fozia Irfan

A few weeks on, we’ve been reflecting on the issues raised in the session on trust and foundation values that …

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Reflections from impact investing in Asia: a diverse and dynamic market

26 November 2018
Philo Alto

This month, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Asia Value Advisors, and BNP Paribas Hong Kong, co-hosted the event, ‘Impact Investing in …

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Crossing boundaries, borders and barriers – environment trumps all yet is still ignored by majority of foundations

16 November 2018
Ciorsdan Brown

I always look forward to the ACF conference as it’s a really good chance to catch up with friends, to …

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A stick in the spokes of the funding hamster wheel

14 November 2018
Zibran Choudhury

‘Where is the space for critique and analysis of foundation practice.’ Andrew McCracken, CEO, Community Foundation Northern Ireland Many of …