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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. …

Incentivising truth and democracy: UK and Canadian developments in public interest journalism

Alana Petraske and Daniel Frajman 4 April 2019

In contrast to the US, where news organizations can enjoy the benefits of tax-exempt status, philanthropic funding for journalism remains restricted in both Canada and the UK. However, recent developments reflect a parallel interest in …

The Philanthropy Framework: A new tool for sparking effective social change

Alliance magazine 27 March 2019

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) recently published a new report called The Philanthropy Framework to give philanthropic organisations the structure they need to maximise their impact. The report combines input from over 50 foundations to identify …

Blue Shield of California Foundation name Carolyn Wang Kong as new Chief Program Director

Alliance magazine 23 March 2019

Blue Shield of California Foundation have announced Carolyn Wang Kong has been promoted to the position of chief program director to oversee the overall strategy, design, and management of the Foundation’s programs as well as …

Live stream: ‘Turning the power of money into power for many’ with Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld

Alliance magazine 14 March 2019

Watch live as award winning German philanthropist Ise Bosch and trans rights advocate Justus Eisfeld talk about the themes explored in Transformative Philanthropy ­­– Giving with Trust, a book in which both, together with co-author Claudia …

How governments can leverage impact investing to solve local problems

Matthew Eldridge and Rayanne Hawkins 9 March 2019

Passage of a $54 billion plan to greatly expand transit access in the Seattle region presented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve system connectivity and boost the region’s economy. The plan also presented a challenge: How could decisionmakers …

Interview: Rob Reich

Charles Keidan 5 March 2019

For Rob Reich, co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the first question to ask about philanthropy is not how well is it doing, but what is it for? In an influential …

There’s no democracy without protest

Melissa Spatz 5 March 2019

Threats to the right to protest have caught the liberal funding community in the US unprepared, but the response is gathering momentum Threats to freedom of assembly are growing in the United States. We have …

Scaling deep

Alice Evans 5 March 2019

Lankelly Chase Foundation’s Alice Evans talks to Stephen Huddart and Darcy Riddell of the McConnell Foundation in Canada about how a systems change approach has led them to reconsider not only the way they think …

Wanted: a cure for colour-blindness

Jeff Raikes 5 March 2019

Turning a blind eye to the racism underlying our education system means that any solution will be partial at best When the US education system was created more than 150 years ago, fewer career paths …