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

27 March 2020
Max Rutherford

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 was a week ago, six working groups involving more than 100 foundations gathered an immense amount of evidence on what stronger practice looks like. At this time of global and domestic crisis, now more than ever foundations must be at …

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COVID-19 doesn’t need to slow you down

25 March 2020
Kris Putnam-Walkerly

In the past week, I’ve heard a dozen examples of philanthropists who dramatically slowed or halted their work because of cancelled trips or the need to work remotely. Assuming loved ones and colleagues are not ill, there is no reason philanthropic efforts must come to a grinding halt because of COVID-19. While face-to-face interaction is great, there are many ways to work remotely. Here are three examples of philanthropists slowing down during the pandemic: A …


Four lessons learned from COVID-19 and how they are applicable to the fight against climate change

19 March 2020
Julia Woods

As we write this, cities across the globe are becoming ghost towns as public spaces, schools, businesses, and places of …

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How should philanthropists respond to the coronavirus?

18 March 2020
Claire Wilkins

Covid-19 creates unprecedented challenges for all of us, and it is likely that everyone in the UK will be touched …

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Lessons from a fundraising journey

16 March 2020
Jennifer Louie

I have previously written about my views on why donors and philanthropists should give greater consideration to funding first time …

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Three signs of a scarcity mindset in your philanthropy

11 March 2020
Kris Putnam-Walkerly

As a donor, you want to change the world. You seek transformational change. You don’t want a band-aid. You want …

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Entrepreneurial skills-building…the new frontier in giving?

5 March 2020
Michael Dermer

Three things Star Trek got right about philanthropy in the entrepreneurship space  ’… the final frontier These are the voyages …

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Download ‘Confident Giving’ by Kris Putnam-Walkerly for free

26 February 2020
Alliance magazine

The award-winning book, Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders by global philanthropy advisor, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, is now available to download …

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Philanthropy Impact: Enhancing your role as a trusted professional adviser

26 February 2020
Amy McGoldrick

Private clients’ needs are changing, with research showing that they want comprehensive and personalised support to address their values-based economic …


Participatory grantmaking: it can be done – here’s how

25 February 2020
Hannah Paterson and Katy Love

Creating collective decision-making processes is hard work, but with the right investments it can be a transformative experience for all …

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How foundations can support civil society to anticipate and shape technology

9 February 2020
Cassie Robinson

In the first blog post of this series, I shared a film we made to engage UK foundations and philanthropists …