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Forum Annual Conference 2018: Time to Inscape

Nina Sachdev 19 July 2018

I wore my Philadelphia Eagles T-shirt on the plane to Boston. On purpose. Because I had to. I wasn’t trying to cause trouble; more so just wanting to quietly remind passers-by of recent events. #NeverForget, …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: What is philanthropy bringing to the table?

Sarah Brown-Campello 18 July 2018

What are you doing to lift up social justice issues in your work? Who best to hear about addressing root problems than from the communities themselves and incorporating their voices into your work? Philanthropy infrastructure …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: The savior complex in a complex society

Nikki Powell 18 July 2018

When I hear a keynote speaker quote Marcus Aurelius, I kind of roll my eyes a little. But when they quote my favorite poet, Mary Oliver, I sit up and listen, because I know that …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: Deities & Demons

Sean Parnell 17 July 2018

Before I try to share my thoughts on the presentation by artist Titus Kaphar, I should probably disclose that my level of art appreciation pretty much stalls out just past ‘Dogs Playing Poker.’ So I …

UPS Foundation award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion around the world

Alliance magazine 15 July 2018

The UPS Foundation announced it will award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion programmes this year. The grants will be awarded to 44 organisations that deliver projects  focused on economic empowerment, …

Awakening the beast: US non-profits eye FARA legislation with concern

Andrew Milner 6 July 2018

A long-dormant piece of US legislation is threatening cross-border giving and causing anxiety in the non-profit sector. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) was originally enacted in 1938 to counter the possible effects of Nazi …

Carson forced out of Silicon Valley Community Foundation following exposure of ‘toxic work environment’

Andrew Milner 4 July 2018

Emmett Carson has been forced out of his post as president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) following an independent inquiry into allegations of bullying and harassment which highlighted a ‘toxic work …

Rethinking partnerships at the root

Clare Winterton and Ruby Johnson 29 June 2018

Change doesn’t happen alone. It is our collective work that brings joy, lasting impact and relationships. Yet although partnerships are a hot topic in philanthropy and in the nonprofit sector, they can all too often bring …

Not all intermediaries: A call for partnership in the #ShiftThePower conversation

1 Eva Rehse and James Logan 28 June 2018

Readers may remember a 1980s television advert about the ‘Man from Del Monte’. It showed a representative of a global fruit firm visiting a farm somewhere in South America – European, patrician, clad in pristine …

Why we need collaborations to tackle climate change

Terry Odendahl 27 June 2018

In the current political moment, one where we can no longer trust politicians and international actors to have human compassion and protect our rights to a healthy planet, who do we trust? Over the past …