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Can Co-Leadership be the future of philanthropy?

Donika Dimovska, Simon Sommer and Fabio Segura 14 June 2021

The current global pandemic has reinforced the reality that we live in a highly complex, ever-changing world, and that if we have any chance of tackling some of the big global challenges ahead of us, …


Business of Philanthropy: David Miliband

Alliance magazine 14 June 2021

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with David Miliband, President and CEO of …


What is the 2030 agenda for foundation asset management?

Tobias M. Karow 13 June 2021

In Germany, the asset management of foundations is facing a serious problem: Due to their innate risk-adversity and regulatory tendencies, foundations and NPOs never had to watch out for anything else than bonds. Even today, …

How to responsibly end funding relationships with charities

Matthew Mannix and Charlotte Lamb 12 June 2021

Throughout the pandemic, philanthropists, trusts, and foundations have done a phenomenal job of supporting charities and other social purpose organisations by providing them with emergency grants. However, many of the emergency grants made by funders …

ERNOP Conference 2021

Alliance magazine 10 June 2021

Italy’s Assifero appoints first female chair

Alliance magazine 10 June 2021

The national membership association of Italian grant-making foundations and private institutional philanthropy, Assifero, has appointment Stefania Mancini as its new chair during its most recent annual general assembly. Mancini, the first women to hold the …

Constitutional change and devolution – is there a role for philanthropy?

Martin O'Brien 9 June 2021

I think it’s fair to say that many of us working in philanthropy were entirely unprepared for the deep divisions and polarisation exposed and brought about by Brexit. We are still coming to terms with …

Nailing net-zero by creating an accountability ecosystem

Amol Mehra 8 June 2021

Not a day goes by without a company making a new commitment to achieve net-zero emissions in the next few decades. Inspired by the Paris Agreement’s recommendation to reach net-zero by 2050, over 1300 companies …

Why and how to build cross-sector partnerships: Lessons from Ukraine

Oleksandra Lytvynenko 7 June 2021

‘True excellence is a product of synergy,’ a common saying goes. For the third sector, it’s especially relevant. It’s too common for nonprofits advocating important causes to be understaffed and under-resourced. Brokering cross-sector partnerships is …

Tracking 10 years of protests: here’s what we’ve learned

Andrew Firmin 5 June 2021

CIVICUS’s recently published State of Civil Society Report was our 10th edition, offering an opportunity to reflect on what has changed in civic action over 10 years. Looking back, from the ‘Arab Spring’ and Occupy to …