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What’s your ‘secret weapon’​ in philanthropy?

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 28 February 2019

Free yourself from the daily grind and support your best work. Keeping up with board meetings, grant applications, new partnerships, changes in technology and more can make the day-to-day work of managing a foundation very …

Alliance magazine and SSIR launch exclusive joint digital subscription offer

Alliance magazine 26 February 2019

Alliance magazine and the Stanford Social Innovation Review are offering a one year digital-only subscription to BOTH for only $69.95USD. This offer is available until Thursday 28 February. SSIR is a must-read for any serious …

Philanthropy done well: the importance of compliance

Ted Hart 25 February 2019

NGOs and civil society organizations around the world serve many different roles. In some countries organizations seek to augment the public services provided by governments. Still others may be called upon to step in to …

The Skoll Foundation appoint Donald H. Gips as new CEO

Alliance magazine 19 February 2019

The Skoll Foundation board of directors have announced the appointment of former Ambassador to South Africa Donald H. Gips a CEO. Gips comes to the Skoll Foundation from the Washington, D.C. based Albright Stonebridge Group …

Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces to become Candid

1 Alliance magazine 5 February 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar today announced they have joined forces to become a new nonprofit entity named Candid – a global source of knowledge for the entire social sector. Candid will bring together the expertise …

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. …