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The European Philanthropy Manifesto: some critical comments

Tobias Jung 26 March 2019

Last week saw the publication of the European Philanthropy Manifesto. Put forward by two foundation umbrella bodies, the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC), the Manifesto advocates a single …

Philanthropy and civil society sectors say building social capital is an essential ‘glue’ in fragmented Europe

Alliance magazine 25 March 2019

On Wednesday 21 March the European Philanthropy Manifesto, including four key recommendations to introduce a Single Market for Philanthropy, was launched at Philanthropy House in Brussels in the presence of over 60 policymakers and representatives …

The Baring Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary

Alliance magazine 25 March 2019

Fifty years ago today, the Baring Foundation was established as an independent foundation built to advocate for human rights and inclusion. In total, the Foundation has given over £120 million in grants since its birth …

The Sackler Trust suspend any new UK donations

Alliance magazine 25 March 2019

The Sackler Trust has suspended new charitable donations in the UK after allegations linking the Sackler family to the opioid crisis in the US. The trust is a major funder of arts and education and …

Three key considerations to put social impact at the core of your employee engagement programme

Lonneke Roza and Karoline Heitmann 23 March 2019

Almost 94 per cent of the biggest European companies offer their employees company time to volunteer, but too often the conversation about employee engagement in corporate social initiatives is about the ‘business case’. We talk …

New European Philanthropy Manifesto calls for a single market

Alliance magazine 21 March 2019

The European Philanthropy Manifesto, a joint initiative of DAFNE and the EFC, was launched yesterday at Philanthropy House, Brussels.  European foundations, philanthropic organisations and policymakers have come together to jointly launch the European Philanthropy Manifesto and to advocate for …

De-mystifying systems change

Rob Abercrombie 21 March 2019

‘Systems change’ is a term that is heard a lot in the charity sector right now, and that’s a good thing because it’s a powerful way of seeing the world. That social problems are systemic …

Development organisations and practitioners recognised at 2019 Bond Awards

Alliance magazine 19 March 2019

At the Bond annual Conference on Monday 18 March, the Bond International Development Awards were presented. The awards celebrate the ‘inspiring humanitarian and development work’ conducted across the world. Islamic Relief scooped the Innovation Award …

GlobalGiving celebrates 10th anniversary

Alliance magazine 18 March 2019

As a crowdfunding community for non-profits around the world, GlobalGiving celebrated the 10th anniversary of its United Kingdom office this year. Since 2008, GlobalGiving UK has raised nearly £10 million, with contributions from over 82,000 donors. …

Live stream: ‘Turning the power of money into power for many’ with Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld

Alliance magazine 14 March 2019

Watch live as award winning German philanthropist Ise Bosch and trans rights advocate Justus Eisfeld talk about the themes explored in Transformative Philanthropy ­­– Giving with Trust, a book in which both, together with co-author Claudia …