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Antonio Zappulla appointed chief executive officer by Thomson Reuters Foundation

Alliance magazine 20 January 2019

Antonio Zappulla has been appointed Chief Executive Officer by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, replacing Monique Villa who is to step down after 11 years in the position. Antonio Zappulla said: ‘I am thrilled and excited. …


As money moves offshore, new questions about how foundations invest their assets

Tate Williams 5 January 2019

Throughout philanthropy’s history, it’s drawn intermittent waves of intense criticism, and it certainly feels like we’re heading into one now. Outrage over wealth accumulation, an unbridled tech industry, money in politics and more is inspiring …


Bringing the joy back to your philanthropy

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 3 January 2019

Here are five steps you can take to rekindle your love of philanthropy. Renew the spark that set you on this path. When you first entered the world of philanthropy, did you begin each new …

Charities Aid Foundation release guide on cross-border giving

Alliance magazine 29 December 2018

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) America have released ‘Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide’ a new resource for grantmakers and organisations seeking US-based donors. The publication covers topics including ethical grantmaking, the closing space for …

Reflections on the first year of BUILD

Kathy Reich 28 December 2018

In 2016 I joined the Ford Foundation as its first BUILD director, to lead a new six-year, $1 billion initiative to help organizations that are moving the needle on inequality become stronger, more sustainable, and more durable. …

Empowering marginalized women to drive change

Jeanné Isler 22 December 2018

Too often funders doubt the ability of grassroots leaders to drive change, but NoVo Foundation’s grantee partners are proving them wrong. NoVo believes that centering the leadership of people who live every day with injustice is …

How to make your funder collaboration a success

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 19 December 2018

Four best practices for effectively partnering with other funders Philanthropists often expect nonprofits to collaborate, but they less frequently turn that expectation on themselves. Yet there is tremendous opportunity to exponentially expand the impact of …

One in four foundations have changed giving strategies since 2016 US elections

Alliance magazine 14 December 2018

A new survey of more than 450 foundations found that one in four have made changes to their philanthropic giving as a result of the 2016 elections. Of the foundations that reported changes, more than …

Philanthropy in Canada: A new generation of donors, and social investors

Association of German Foundations 2 December 2018

Interview with Hilary Pearson, President & CEO, Philanthropic Foundations of Canada and Michael Alberg-Seberich, Managing Director, Beyond Philanthropy   Hilary and Michael, what are the three broad issues that will drive the Canadian foundation and philanthropy …

The importance of mentorship: women who have led me

Karen DeTemple 25 November 2018

Mentors are, and will continue to be, a powerful network that have supported me as I have built my fundraising career. They have also been invaluable to growing The Art of Change. Throughout my career …