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New report shares insights on global giving by U.S Foundations

Alliance magazine 14 August 2018

A new report released today by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations increased by 29 per cent from 2011 to 2015, but over half of global giving …


What surprised us (and what didn’t) about U.S. Foundations’ Global Giving

Natalie Ross, Lauren Bradford and Inga Ingulfsen 14 August 2018

Today the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center launched, The State of Global Giving by US Foundations: 2011-2015, featuring a detailed overview of giving trends by issue area, geographic region, population groups and donor strategy, …


Social entrepreneurs bridge cultural gaps in response to some of the biggest socio-economic challenges

Alliance magazine 7 August 2018

Twenty social entrepreneurs, originating from diverse communities in Europe and North America, participated in the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship week at Windsor Castle to foster cross cultural cooperation as a response to issues such as …

UKIP to join forces with Steve Bannon’s Foundation for far right

Alliance magazine 6 August 2018

UKIP has pledged to join forces with Steve Bannon’s new Foundation to boost the European far right movement. Steve Bannon, the former Chief Adviser to President Trump, announced plans to launch a foundation for the …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: Building common ground

Niamani Mutima 30 July 2018

Philanthropy is a verb. By its very nature, it helps to build a common ground where we can push back on the superficial differences between us and work together on our shared visions. Attending the …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: When learning is both personal and professional

Grace Chiang Nicolette 27 July 2018

One of the unique aspects of working in philanthropy is that when we come together with peers in our field, the lessons we learn can be both personal and professional in nature. I was reflecting …

The support group that is essential to professional growth. (Us.)

1 Jen Bokoff 25 July 2018

Less than one glass of (fantastic) rosé into the first-timers happy hour, the conversation turned to the friction between personal values and organisation values. This is not a conversation I have at happy hours with …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: Philanthropy – what is most needed?

Leslie Pine 24 July 2018

In the growing turbulence of our times, the power of philanthropy also seems to be growing exponentially, yet awkwardly and in rough stages, like an adolescent. Those of us in advisory roles are riding the …

The Centre for Effective Altruism receives £2 million grant from Open Philanthropy Project

Alliance magazine 23 July 2018

The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) at Oxford University has received a £2 million grant from the Open Philanthropy Project, which is funded by Facebook co-founder, Dustin Moscowitz. The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant …

Human-centered design in social innovation

Marica Rizzo 21 July 2018

Human-centered design alone won’t change the world, but as a tool it increases the likelihood of designing impactful solutions by putting the person who will gain most at the heart of the innovation process. The …