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UKCF Conference 2019: #ShiftThePower

Rachel McGrath 11 September 2019

In amidst the political uncertainty of Brexit and proroguing parliament the UKCF Community Foundation conference brought inspiration, hope and positive challenges to the movement with an array of community foundations coming together from across the …

The next generation of philanthropy

Joe Crome 11 September 2019

Day two of the UKCF19 conference saw a very wide range of workshops, project visits and speeches to provoke and inspire guests from across the Community Foundation world. Several workshops focused on the long-term future …

New guide to understanding and applying community philanthropy

Alliance magazine 11 September 2019

The Global Fund for Community Foundations have released the new report What is community philanthropy? – A guide to understanding and applying community philanthropy. According to the author, Dana R.H. Doan, ‘There is limited guidance for those …

Seeing old issues through new lenses: UKCF Conference 2019

Rob Williamson 11 September 2019

On day one of the UK Community Foundation’s 2019 conference in Glasgow, its CEO, Fabian French, asked the plenary audience how many of them were attending for the first time. The room filled with raised …

Place based giving the right way

Joe Crome 10 September 2019

‘They’re not starting with a keynote speech?’ This is the realisation I gladly came to terms with as the 2019 UK Community Foundation conference kicked off this week in Glasgow. Contrary to nearly every conference …

Community Foundations should act and speak as one

Irina Novikova 10 September 2019

It’s early morning, the conference has not started yet, but the European Community Foundation Initiative delegation of 20 Community Foundation practitioners from different countries is already working setting the ground for the coming event, discussing …

It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it…

Jan Garrill 10 September 2019

Reflections from the first day of the UKCF Conference 2019 and especially the Big Conversations. I’ve always thought that comparing community foundations by the size of their endowments was a numb way of determining success …

Community philanthropy

Kamala Chandrakirana, Shaheen Anam and Ambika Satkunanathan 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

In situations where violent conflict is imminent or endemic, the best place to foster peace is in local communities. Members of the Foundations for Peace Network report from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Indonesia Striking …

Making the case for community organising in Europe

1 Deborah Doane 14 April 2019

I was quite surprised that when I approached funders to talk about their work on community organising in Europe, many simply said, ‘we don’t fund community organising.’ ‘But you fund community philanthropy,’ I said. ‘Oh …

New GFCF report highlights the current scope of community philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

Commissioned by Comic Relief, the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GCFC) released a new report that highlights the current scope of community philanthropy. Co-authors of this report, titled ‘New Horizons for Community-Led Development: Recommendations for …