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Grantmaking reform is up for grabs; here’s how to make it stick

Gemma Bull and Tom Steinberg 21 July 2021

The cat is out of the bag, and the horse has long since bolted. The fact that the profession of grantmaking needs reform is now no longer a secret whispered at the edges of conferences …


‘Sustainability’ in the time of climate crisis

Anna Wallich 20 July 2021

Sustainability has always been central to the Maanch message. As an organisation, we’ve been deep in thought about building back better from Covid-19, the climate crisis and its wider implications and COP26. But it’s not just us who are paying …


The sector that cried wolf?!

Lev Fejes 19 July 2021

It is the understatement of the year to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on our private and social lives, as well as on the economy. The third sector constitutes no …

£50m for Black, minority communities in new partnership

Alliance magazine 16 July 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of The Phoenix Way Partners, announced a new £50 million partnership aimed to boost funding and support to Black and minoritised Community charities and …

Incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into work with charities, philanthropists, and funders

Angela Kail 15 July 2021

As many charities have done, at NPC we have been thinking about how to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into every aspect of our work, following on from our Walking the Talk project and conversations with colleagues …

Does philanthropy have too much influence? Or not enough?

Alliance magazine 13 July 2021 For Subscribers

Pandemic response around the globe has elevated and centred philanthropy, causing many bystanders to pay attention to the sector for the first time. From recognising the influence of the Gates Foundation on global public health …

Fundación Santa María la Real on reducing their carbon footprint in Spain

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 13 July 2021

People, landscape and heritage are the pillars that inform the work of Fundación Santa María la Real in Spain. Created in 1977 to promote the restoration of Santa María la Real Monastery, they have recently …

UK foundations measure themselves with ACF’s Stronger Foundations tool

Alliance magazine 10 July 2021

A new report from ACF compiling data from more than 50 charitable foundations using the Stronger Foundations self-assessment tool has found that UK foundations are most confident when it comes to funding practices and achieving …

Help! I’m being bullied by an ex-colleague

Regi 8 July 2021

Dear Regi, I’m being bullied by an ex-colleague, who incidentally has left the organisation in breach of their legal contract. If I speak out about the situation, it will create more drama for the wider …

Enough is enough: why it’s time to independently and publicly rate foundations

Danielle Walker Palmour 6 July 2021

There is something wrong at the heart of philanthropy in the UK. On one hand, a range of recent reports has highlighted the substantial strengths of our sector which have shone brightly during the Covid-19 …