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Socrates’ recipe for systems change: know thyself

Priscilla Boiardi and Alessia Gianoncelli 15 April 2019

Systems change calls for more collaboration among public, private and civil society actors. But how can you collaborate if you’re not transparent about your impact, financial returns expectations and how much of a risk you …


Making the case for community organising in Europe

Deborah Doane 14 April 2019

I was quite surprised that when I approached funders to talk about their work on community organising in Europe, many simply said, ‘we don’t fund community organising.’ ‘But you fund community philanthropy,’ I said. ‘Oh …


Philanthropy Manifesto: a milestone on the road towards a single market for philanthropy

Massimo Lapucci 11 April 2019

On 20 March, in the presence of over 60 representatives from the EU institutions, the European Commission’s Kerstin Jorna (Deputy Director General of DG ECFIN) and Michael O’Flaherty (Director of EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)) …

Wider Sense & WINGS webinar | Insights on the future of European philanthropy and social investment infrastructure

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

More than the Sum of its Parts: Insights on the Future of European Philanthropy and Social Investment Infrastructure What do grantmakers expect from the philanthropy support infrastructure? How does that infrastructure increase the effectiveness of …

Incentivising truth and democracy: UK and Canadian developments in public interest journalism

Alana Petraske and Daniel Frajman 4 April 2019

In contrast to the US, where news organizations can enjoy the benefits of tax-exempt status, philanthropic funding for journalism remains restricted in both Canada and the UK. However, recent developments reflect a parallel interest in …

Ariadne publish 2019 forecast for European social change and human rights funders

Alliance magazine 3 April 2019

Ariadne Netowrk have published the 2019 Forecast for European Social Change and Human Rights Funders which profiles how social change, human rights and philanthropy has changed over the past five years. The Ariadne Forecast is a community …

Impetus chosen to deliver £200 million Youth Endowment Fund to tackle violence

Alliance magazine 3 April 2019

Impetus has been chosen by the Home Office to help deliver a £200 million Youth Endowment Fund which will support programmes and community partnerships working with children at risk of being drawn into crime and …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #SystemsChange

Amy McGoldrick 2 April 2019

‘Intractable problems the world faces cannot be solved in isolation,’ began Nick Glicher, Director of TrustLaw at the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) in his welcoming remarks. ‘Problems are interconnected and interdependent – and so are …

Making systems change a reality: Reflections from ‘All systems go’!

Katie Boswell 30 March 2019

Systems change is often difficult to understand and almost always very difficult to do, so when I was invited to the IRC’s ‘All systems go’ symposium in the Hague I jumped at the opportunity. Three …

New Lloyds Bank Foundation report offers capacity building insights

Alliance magazine 28 March 2019

A new report launched today by Lloyds Bank Foundation sets out five key things that they have learned about how best to provide capacity building support, following five years of delivering and evaluating their own …