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Environmental philanthropy and COVID-19: More urgent than ever

Julia Davies 2 July 2020

With much of the world exiting a pandemic and entering a recession, the environment and conservation may not seem a pressing concern – but climate change and biodiversity loss remain the most significant threats we …


EFC report charts responses to COVID-19 pandemic

Alliance magazine 1 July 2020

The European Foundation Centre has released a report that charts survey responses of how foundations are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report features over 100 responses from 27 countries and looks at how EFC …


Alliance magazine, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy to host upcoming webinar on global practice of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 30 June 2020

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Strategic Philanthropy will join Alliance magazine on Wednesday, 1 July at 16:00 CET for a webinar looking at understanding and improving the global practice of philanthropy. …

New report by Astraea Foundation, Mama Cash examines under-resourcing of LBQ movements

Alliance magazine 29 June 2020

Feminist funders the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash have released a report on the lack of resources accessible to lesbian, bisexual, and queer movements. Titled ‘Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State of Lesbian, …

What COVID-19 has taught us about technology and the key things we’ve learnt

Matthew Green 28 June 2020

If somebody had said at the start of the year that we’d find ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic, with our offices closed, but continuing to ensure that vital National Lottery funding reaches …

Foundations and trade unions: The time is right for greater collaboration

Keiran Goddard 26 June 2020

New research confirms that there is little formalised trade union presence within foundation governance structures, despite so many shared areas of interest. But as foundations begin to think more about advocacy, movement-building, and the future …

Centre for Strategic Philanthropy established at University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Alliance magazine 24 June 2020

A new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy has been established at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The Centre will be dedicated to examining strategic philanthropy within and from the world’s highest-growth markets, including Africa, …

Facilitate development from below and from within: Seven practice-based recommendations for philanthropists

3 Fons van der Velden and Ntombi Nyathi 23 June 2020

World Bank data indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cause the first increase in global poverty since 1998. Organisations such as Oxfam International argue therefore that it is the time ‘for bold and …

Is the #BlackLivesMatter movement moving you to move money differently?

Segun Olowookere 22 June 2020

The current Black Lives Matters movement, as well as other social movements, are highlighting where funding gaps are in the social sector and where additional support is needed to help shift the power to different …

If this crisis is an opportunity, how do we seize it? – Part 2

Harvey Koh and Laura Amaya 20 June 2020

In our previous blog, we explained that crises help to create windows of opportunity for systemic change, and that the interplay of innovations across both business models and practices, and market rules, have helped to …