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Civil spaces and democratic vitality is a knowledge issue

Floriant Covelli 28 December 2019

I’m very much concerned with developing a better knowledge of the not for profit sector’s contribution to democracy. Having heard about the European Foundation Centre Grantmakers East Forum’s (GEF) dynamism and authority on the on …

ABN AMRO launches online ‘charity check’ tool

Alliance magazine 19 December 2019

ABN AMRO has partnered with the Netherlands Fundraising Regulator (CBF) to develop a tool that helps donors check their charity and remove their greatest concerns about donating. According to research by ABN AMRO more than …

What can we learn from a feminist approach to philanthropy?

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde and Cleodie Rickard 18 December 2019

Funding movements and shifting power to the global south A recent Alliance magazine event on feminist philanthropy saw an excellent panel discuss a broad range of fascinating questions, such as: What is feminist philanthropy? How …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #FeministPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 17 December 2019

Over one hundred guests arrived to hear three perspectives on feminist philanthropy from leading, thoughtful practitioners. Alliance’s Feminist Philanthropy Breakfast Club was hosted for the first time at the Aga Khan Centre, courtesy of the …

Lloyds Bank Foundation relaunches grants programme for small and local charities

Alliance magazine 10 December 2019

Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are now available for small and local charities through a new simplified, more flexible and transparent approach, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has announced. The Foundation’s …

Paul Hamlyn Foundation announce recipients of £1.2 million Backbone Fund

Alliance magazine 9 December 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has made grants totalling £1.2 million to six organisations in the latest round of the Backbone Fund. The recipients are: The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, Council for Wales …

‘We know the system is broken – if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be here.’

Amy McGoldrick 3 December 2019

The Equality Fund (EF) announced itself in London recently as a ‘ground-breaking collaboration’ delivering momentum for women’s movements, while driving the cultural, economic and political changes required to make global gender equality a reality.  The …

All change at Robert Bosch Foundation | Interview: Sandra Breka

Charles Keidan 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Sandra Breka was appointed to the Board of Management of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany’s second-largest foundation, in September 2017. Since then, she has led a process which has involved the foundation turning itself inside …

The future of foundations is female

Katja Wagner and Anke Pätsch 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Even if the steps that German foundations are taking towards gender equity are cautious, they are carrying the sector in the right direction Inspired by the work of international foundations, in 2017 the Association of …

Reflections of an Alliance magazine Intern

Anna Reeves McCutcheon 2 December 2019

Life is quite funny. I sleep in a bunk next to a large window that overlooks a backside row of South Kensington flats. A glowy pink window is plastered with worn-out glow-in-the-dark stars. They remind …