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EuroPhilantopics conference turns its gaze towards Africa

Peter Heller 25 November 2013

It was a first: at the Philanthropy House, European philanthropists’ new home in central Brussels: on 14 November members from the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) met with officials …


Great news… partnership is not a vain word!

Serge Raicher 18 November 2013

On 14 November, the EFC hosted 100+ people in its new Philanthropy House for Euro Philantopics, a joint EVPA, NEF, DAFNE and EFC workshop. They asked me to moderate a full morning session on social …


A recipe for creating collective impact indicators

Michael Alberg-Seberich 1 November 2013

Granada, Spain: one of those places that grasp people’s imagination. History has left its mark on the Alhambra, the old city, the churches and the colourful gardens. Cultures have crossed here again and again. It …

2013 Brazilian Philanthropy Forum: we want more, better and faster

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 31 October 2013

The 2nd Brazilian Philanthropists Forum, organized by the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) and IDIS, took place on 24 October in São Paulo. Attendance had grown to 186 participants from a little over 150 last year.  …

Unlikely partners? Aligning resources between grantmaking trusts and local authorities

Charles Keidan 15 October 2013

Participants at this well-attended breakout session at this year’s conference of the UK’s Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) were treated to an absorbing case study of collaboration between the Cripplegate Foundation and Islington Council. The …

Establishing continuous communication for greater impact collectively

1 Tobias Bürger 8 October 2013

A few months ago, a group of small foundations, charities and other actors from German civil society gathered at a conference in Cologne to discuss one of the most important topics currently being talked over …

Alleviating global poverty: can charity and philanthropy do more?

1 Neelam Makhijani 16 September 2013

Last week I took part in a panel discussion on the role of charities in alleviating global poverty, held to coincide with the UN’s first International Day of Charity. As moderator Matthew Bishop, chief of …

Connecting two resources: social investments and social work

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 29 August 2013

‘We are living in a world that is different from what we dream. Recently, we reached our limit and lots of us run to the streets to complain because we cannot stand the current situation …

Turning the tide: new methods of cooperation (and philanthropy)

Carla López 1 August 2013

During the 1980s the Central American region went through several armed conflicts. In the same period, social movements demanding justice became stronger. The contribution of women was key to the changes taking place in Central …

Interview with Dr Jim Yong Kim published on Alliance website

Alliance magazine 4 July 2013

The relationship between foundations and the World Bank Group has not always been easy. In recent years, however, a new spirit of collaboration has become apparent. The Bank really does want to work with foundations, …