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NCFP launches Trends 2020 report

Alliance magazine 19 October 2019

National Center for Family Philanthropy have has released Trends 2020, the second national benchmark survey of family foundations. Building on findings from Trends 2015, Trends 2020 explores the grantmaking, governance, and operations practices of family …


Big Society Capital and Bristol Council invest £10 million in new place-based impact investment fund

Alliance magazine 18 October 2019

Big Society Capital and Bristol City Council have been announced as cornerstone investors in City Funds – a new place-based impact investment fund aiming to address the causes and effects of inequality, whilst also generating …


Grantmakers need to be flexible to better support small and local charities

Alex Van Vliet 16 October 2019

Running a small charity can feel like a constant balancing act of competing demands and spinning plates. The investment and support of a funder can help, but we can also hinder. Too often our approach …

New coalition of 13 UK foundations to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 14 October 2019

Thirteen foundations based in the UK, have made a commitment to tackle issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the foundation sector and address the systemic inequalities which currently exist in the way foundations operate. …

Marcus Walton appointed as new President and CEO of GEO

Alliance magazine 13 October 2019

Marcus Walton was recently appointed President and CEO of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) and brings over a decade of experience to his new position. He specializes in operationalizing conceptual frameworks, racial equity facilitation and training, leadership …

UK foundations increase giving in 2019 despite fall in income

Alliance magazine 10 October 2019

Almost two-thirds of the top 300 foundations increased their grant-making in real-terms in 2017/18. However, the majority of those increasing their grant-making also experienced a fall in their income, assets, or both, according to the …

Debate sparked between MEPs and philanthropists on Idea of single market philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 October 2019

Members of European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee and stakeholders from philanthropy, recently discussed creating a European space for donors and fostering cross-border giving, solidarity and civil …

Which session at the 2019 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

Alliance magazine 8 October 2019

As we approach the 2019 EVPA Annual Cnference next month, we hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments …

Would donors be alarmed if they knew how much charities spent on foreign exchange fees?

Curtis Noble 6 October 2019

Exactly 10 years ago, the ‘Better FX’ guide attempted to tackle the common pitfalls INGOs faced when managing their FX exposures. Key insights such as the importance of using more than one provider, and agreeing …

Change Funders Week

Alliance magazine 3 October 2019