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New report highlights emerging trends in closing space grant-making

Alliance magazine 2 February 2019

The Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS) released a new report called ‘Go big or…? Trends in closing space grant-making’ that discusses relevant big pictures, changes, trends, and opportunities regarding the issue of closing space …

Reforming CAP: funders collaborating to change the future of food and agriculture in Europe

Inga Wachsmann 22 January 2019

For food and agricultural policies in the European Union to become sustainable, systemic reform of the current Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is needed. This is the basis for the EFC’s funder collaborative, the European Foundations …

Annual industry forecast on philanthropy and digital civil society

Alliance magazine 16 January 2019

Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) have released the 2019 annual industry forecast about the ways the sector uses private resources for public benefit in the digital age. ‘Philanthropy and Digital Civil …

New report reviews funding trends in India after clampdown on international donors

Alliance magazine 13 January 2019

A new report ‘Advocacy, Rights and Civil Society: The Opportunity for Indian Philanthropy’ published by Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy’ reviews the changing trends in the funding of the non-profit sector in India, particularly …

A new paradigm for capacity building

Connor Diemand-Yauman 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy University is pioneering new ways of using data to identify the capacity needs of valuable but neglected local CSOs As a global community, we often mobilise around visible crises: epidemics, child marriage and environmental …

New civil society: the start of something special or just a rebrand?

Liana Varon 19 October 2018

This week, more than 100 participants met for the EFC Grantmakers East Forum 2018 in Budapest. In the midst of discussions around shrinking civic space and failures of democracy, this year’s Forum focused on ‘Reframing …

A wild ride at Grantmakers East Forum 2018

Robin Gosejohann 19 October 2018

It is the right thing to hold the EFC Grantmakers East Forum (GEF) – an annual donor conference with a geographical focus on Eastern and Southeastern Europe – in Budapest. Easily reached, an attractive destination, a …

Philanthropy in Egypt and Turkey

Marwa El-Daly and Filiz Bikmen 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The practice of community giving has experienced mixed fortunes amid profound national developments In 2004, the Ford Foundation funded a study to understand the relationship between philanthropy and social justice in predominantly Muslim societies, including …

Sustainable giving through waqf: a view from South Africa

Ismail Munshi and Razina Davids 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

An ancient form of Muslim philanthropy is being reinvigorated and is adapting to contemporary circumstances Regarded by many as the oldest university in the world, the Al Qarawiyyin mosque, university and hospital complex in Morocco …

Muslim philanthropy in the US

Shariq Siddiqui 4 September 2018

Despite the traumatic impact of 9/11 on the civic landscape in the US, the Muslim American philanthropic sector has achieved a great deal with extremely limited resources Muslim Americans are one of the most diverse …