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A pivotal moment for community foundations

James Magowan 15 April 2020

The Coronavirus crisis is impacting on community foundations in two ways – it is realising their potential to mobilise resources and reach people in need quickly, but it is also seriously testing their resilience. There …

Effective support for community-based organisations will be critical in the African response to COVID-19

Nina Blackwell 10 April 2020

The COVID-19 virus has already wreaked havoc across the east and the west, yet shows little sign of stopping soon. Loved ones are sick and dying, businesses are shut, movement is restricted, workers go without …

Why we need to keep talking about climate change

Indra Heerkens 2 April 2020

At this moment, we are all adjusting to the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like any other organisation, the IKEA Foundation’s top priority is to protect our staff while reducing the transmission …

Investment, innovation and respect

Jennifer Astone and Steven Heim 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Money is often not the most important element of investments in Indigenous communities, taking a backseat to building long-term partnerships Indigenous communities, foundations and entrepreneurs have launched creative structures and approaches to access financial capital, …

Building on community strengths in Australia

Rachel Kerry and Anne Jenkins 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Two Australian organisations are exploring more effective ways of funding Indigenous communities by drawing on the strengths of those communities Respectful relationships and self-determination are fundamental to working meaningfully with Indigenous communities, but not all …

A sector of one’s own

Rucsandra Pop 26 January 2020

In 2017, our partners from Romanian-American Foundation asked me to write a text for their report under the theme: The Change Makers. I decided to write about a determinative experience I had, which led me …

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 …