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New report explores how funders can support healing justice

Alliance magazine 16 May 2019

The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice launched a new report ‘Healing Justice: Building Power, Transforming Movements’ which explores what healing justice is and how funders can most effectively support this work. Healing justice is a …


What is the role of philanthropy in catalysing systems change?

Aleem Walji 15 May 2019

Since returning from this year’s Council on Foundations conference, I have been thinking a lot about systems change: where it’s happened, how it happens, and what philanthropy can do to catalyse change. Can the pattern …


Coverage from Council on Foundations’ Leading Together Conference 2019

Alliance magazine 7 May 2019

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s Council on Foundation’s annual conference in Miami, Florida. Leading Together 2019 brought thought leaders together to engage in provocative conversations about the issues, challenges, …

Great strides made, but still work to do

Aastha Mehta 7 May 2019

Aristotle once said of introspection: ‘knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.’ In a time when the philanthropic sector is in the midst of soul-searching about its effectiveness and future, the Council on Foundations’ …

Transparency: one small step for funders, one giant leap for equity

Genevieve Boutilier 7 May 2019

In order to solve a problem, one must first identify its parameters. This applies, too, to the philanthropic sector; to that end, many of us are pushing for greater transparency in our field. For example, …

The looming threat of authoritarianism in Latin America: reflections from #LeadingTogether2019

Marco A. Blanco 7 May 2019

To inaugurate the Leading Together Conference, Council on Foundations hosted the Global Philanthropy Dinner on Sunday 29 May, which featured a timely discussion on the looming threat of authoritarianism in Latin America. A few days …

What’s love got to do with it? Reflections from #LeadingTogether2019

Irene Wong 7 May 2019

Who knew one could be so refreshed and reenergized after flying across the country and spending less than 48 hours in Miami without ever setting foot on the famed sands of South Beach. This was …

Innovative public-philanthropic partnerships recognised at Leading Together Conference 2019

Alliance magazine 6 May 2019

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations announced the 2019 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards recognize innovative partnerships between foundations and government that …

New whitepaper shares insights on millennials’ attitudes to charitable giving

Alliance magazine 22 April 2019

Global insights firm Maru/Matchbox has published a new whitepaper that features recent survey responses from a pool of 1,500 North American millennials along with research-driven tips for nonprofits to engage this demographic. The Future of Giving: …

Kresge Foundation to invest one quarter of US assets in diverse-owned firms

Alliance magazine 18 April 2019

The Kresge Foundation announced 25 per cent of its US assets under management will be invested in female and diverse-owned firms. The pledge was unveiled at The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) annual conference. …