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Funding on the edge – upswing in sales for Lush shows funders can take bolder positions

Alison Goldsworthy 2 July 2018

The police are enjoying a moment of high confidence in the UK. IPSOS Mori’s 2017 veracity index recorded its highest ever level of trust, finding that 74 per cent of the public trusted the police …

Ariadne and EFC to host event on philanthropy’s efforts to counter discrimination

Alliance magazine 23 June 2018

Ariadne and the Diversity Migration Integration (DMI) thematic network of the European Foundation Centre are organising the meeting – For an inclusive Europe: European funders countering hatred and discrimination based on racial and religious bias. This meeting will take …

Alliance announces new global philanthropy practitioners to its editorial advisory board

Alliance magazine 22 June 2018

Alliance magazine has welcomed six leading practitioners to its 30-strong global editorial advisory board. New members include Alliance Philanthropy Thinkers, Filiz Bikmen, a founding director of Esas Sosyal, a family fund based in Turkey and …

Revisiting philanthropy in Russia

Ross Maclaren 16 June 2018

I come to PSJP’s working paper on Philanthropy in Russia two and a half years removed from direct engagement in the Russian philanthropic sector since the Mott Foundation halted grantmaking to organizations there. Reading the paper, published …

Governance changes at the EFC following 2018 Annual General Assembly

Alliance magazine 14 June 2018

The Annual General Assembly of Members took place on Thursday 31 May in Brussels as part of the 29th EFC Conference, with several key changes approved to the EFC governance. Katherine Watson (European Cultural Foundation) …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 12 June 2018

Alliance magazine travelled outside of London in late May to host a quarterly Breakfast Club in partnership with WINGS at the EFC Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The mission was to illuminate philanthropy’s global infrastructure to …

EFC launch online tool for members to provide instant insights and benchmarking

Alliance magazine 9 June 2018

The European Foundation has launched Compass – a tool designed to capture and share information about EFC members. Compass contains a series of multiple choice, easy to complete questions that provides instant insights to give …

Make tax breaks for grantmakers conditional on more transparency, suggests philanthropy think-tank

Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 6 June 2018

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), a leading philanthropy think-tank and consultancy has called on the UK government to consider removing the tax privileges of foundations who don’t conform to improved standards of transparency. NPC argues that …

Why it’s time for a single market for philanthropy

Felix Oldenburg 6 June 2018

‘Who do I call if I want to speak to Europe?’ The quote is associated with Henry Kissinger but he never actually said it. He knew very well who to call if he wanted to. …

EFC AGA 2018: Diversity is not about numbers (but even that would be a start)

Rose Longhurst 5 June 2018

In the ‘Power Matters – Leadership Culture in Philanthropic Organisations’ session at the European Foundation Centre conference, my table held a lively debate about ‘diversity’. This catch-all term was used to frame a conversation on …