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Are foundations willing to give up power?

Alliance magazine 27 April 2021 For Subscribers

‘In our society money brings power, and the power of philanthropy is just another aspect of that,’ reads the editorial to Alliance magazine’s September 2013 issue, ‘Philanthropy and Power’. Has anything changed since this issue …

Business of Philanthropy: HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco

Alliance magazine 25 April 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 HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. …

Protection Networks: a lifeline for embattled human rights activists

Magda Adamowicz and Sharan Srinivas 24 April 2021

On 23 October 2020, unidentified gunmen shot 65-year-old South African environmental and human rights activist Fikile Ntshangase dead at her home. Ntshangase had courageously led a grassroots campaign against the expansion of a coalmine that …

60+ funders to UK PM: race report findings unhelpful, divisive, damaging

Elika Roohi 23 April 2021

‘We believe this to be unhelpful, divisive and potentially damaging,’ said 62 foundations, signing an open letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week co-ordinated by the Association of Charitable Foundations, addressing the UK …

IKEA Foundation commits €1bn to reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Alliance magazine 22 April 2021

The IKEA Foundation has announced a new pledge of €1 billion to climate programmes over the next five years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The commitment, which will reinforce its work in the climate space, …

ACF report: Covid-19 has set back foundations’ work on climate change

Elika Roohi 22 April 2021

An interim report on the progress of the UK climate philanthropy commitment has highlighted the need for foundations to accelerate efforts to fulfil their climate commitments, with many noting that the pandemic has slowed their …

European funders have increased environmental giving, shows EFC report

Alliance magazine 20 April 2021

The European Foundation Centre has launched the 5th edition of its environmental funding mapping, representing the most comprehensive study to date into support for environmental initiatives provided by European philanthropic foundations. The report shows that …

Will the pandemic usher in a new era of corporate philanthropy?

Iain Rawlinson and Ben Morton Wright 19 April 2021

Seven in ten US corporate funders surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation of America had increased their charitable contributions in 2020. We have also seen revolutionary approaches to giving from major foundations who are issuing …

How to safely engage children in virtual events

1 Hayley Roffey 18 April 2021

Those of us working in the charitable sector know an effective way to raise money for children’s charities is to share the stories of the children we serve: their experiences, the support they need to …

Impactful giving demands engaged families

Etienne Eichenberger and Peter Vogel 17 April 2021

How engaged is your family with your foundation? Are they passionate about giving or do they see it as something distant or inherited, like antique furniture? Let’s take it a step further. How aligned is …