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Andrea Dicks named as Community Foundations of Canada President

Alliance magazine 16 January 2020

Community Foundation of Canada has announced that Andrea Dicks has been appointed to the position of President, effective immediately. Andrea was previously CFC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). She follows and succeeds Ian Bird, after nine …


Minderoo Foundation to support community philanthropy in Western Australia

Alliance magazine 3 January 2020

The Minderoo Foundation – one of Australia’s largest philanthropic organisations – has made a three-year commitment to partner with Australia community Philanthropy (ACP) on ‘Supporting the development of community philanthropy in Western Australia’. The project comes under the …


#ShiftThePower: A movement not an industry

Barbara Nost 4 December 2019

In a recent publication “Systems to #ShiftThePower” Barry Knight bluntly states: “There are three characteristic behaviours in philanthropy and the development industry that impair progress in achieving the world we want. These are: egos, silos and logos. All three …

New community foundation report reveals over 250% rise in homelessness in region of UK

Alliance magazine 28 November 2019

A new report, published today by Sussex Community Foundation, shows a steep rise in homelessness and insecure housing across Sussex. Sussex Uncovered reports that homelessness – those identified as being in priority need – has …

Shifting power is relevant for so much of the international aid jigsaw, especially ‘localisation’

Lizz Harrison 27 November 2019

The ‘localisation’ of humanitarian aid is a topic which has gained traction in the humanitarian world; a move towards humanitarian responses which are designed, managed and coordinated by local people and organisations. What this means …

Please, walk your talk this time

Florencia Roitstein 26 November 2019

As in almost every conference, the juiciest conversations and exchanges take place during coffee breaks and small groups discussions. People feel freer and more creative in informal settings.  During the two vibrant days attending the …

Pathways to Power Symposium: New ways of deciding and doing

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The Pathways to Power Symposium brought together a diverse group of people from around the world who are deeply engaged in different efforts to shift power, and who see a value in the opportunity to come together …

Pathways to power: is activism within philanthropy possible?

1 Dumiso Gatsha 19 November 2019

Earlier in the year, my life changed unimaginably. Botswana’s high court named and shamed colonial-era laws, strengthened autonomy in privacy and removed possibilities for the persecution of me and my peers. I had just received …

Sussex in the City 2019: Community philanthropy is coming of age

Kevin Richmond 7 November 2019

Back in April 2019, our Head of Philanthropy, Stephen Chamberlain, made a ‘seeing-is-believing’ visit with Violet Hancock, the current High Sheriff of East Sussex. The visit was to an amazing charity called Enthum Foundation. There, …

Report examines how community philanthropy can help fund SDGs

Alliance magazine 5 November 2019

A new report from Global Fund for Community Foundations ‘From billions to millions‘ examines how the growing community philanthropy sector can help fund SDGs. The paper, authored by Jonathan Glennie, pinpoints community philanthropy as a …