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Gender, childhood & youth on the move: ‘visibilizing’ the invisible

Eliza Brennan 27 February 2020

This past week, I had the honor of participating in the Gender, Childhood & Youth on the Move conference in Tijuana, which brought together over 75 nonprofit organizations from Central America, Mexico and the United …


Download ‘Confident Giving’ by Kris Putnam-Walkerly for free

Alliance magazine 26 February 2020

The award-winning book, Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders by global philanthropy advisor, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, is now available to download for free. The book has compiled insights from a year’s worth of weekly posts from …


Lloyds Bank Foundation announce three new appointments to the board

Alliance magazine 17 February 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation has appointed three new charity leaders as trustees – Darren Knight Chief Executive at Bolton CVS, Kamran Mallick Chief Executive at Disability Rights UK and Ruth Sutherland Chief Executive at Samaritans. Darren …

How foundations can support civil society to anticipate and shape technology

Cassie Robinson 9 February 2020

In the first blog post of this series, I shared a film we made to engage UK foundations and philanthropists in the conversation about how civil society can be better equipped to anticipate and shape …

A new social contract between civil society and big tech: The UK foundation perspective

Cassie Robinson 7 February 2020

At the end of last year 30 UK foundations met to discuss their role in forging a new social contract between civil society and big tech, prompted by the film I shared in my previous …

New ACF report shares seven pillars to strengthen learning and impact at foundations

Alliance magazine 7 February 2020

The Association of Charitable Foundation (ACF) has published a new report which sets out seven characteristics of excellent practice in a foundation, which include collecting understanding its mission, using all the tools available, avoiding harmful processes, and …

What is the role of foundations and philanthropy in forging a new social contract between civil society and big tech?

Cassie Robinson 5 February 2020

There are so many ways that technology is changing our society, and really if we’re thinking about the future, I believe we’re faced with 4 huge and urgent challenges — the climate emergency, growing inequality, …

European Cultural Foundation ask sector peers to sign post-Brexit statement to strengthen ties

Alliance magazine 1 February 2020

The European Cultural Foundation (ECF) has launched the statement ‘Brexit and a way forward, together’, which was jointly developed with a consortium of several foundations, cultural institutions and practitioners, including Allianz Kulturstiftung, British Council, Goethe …

Packard Foundation announce Nancy Lindborg as President and CEO

Alliance magazine 25 January 2020

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Board of Trustees announced the selection of Nancy Lindborg as the Foundation’s new president and CEO. Lindborg will lead the foundation in its commitment to advance the lives of …

India climate collaborative launched by industry leaders

Alliance magazine 22 January 2020

In a bold effort to solve India’s climate challenge, over ten of the country’s foremost philanthropies have come together to found the India Climate Collaborative (ICC). The ICC marks the first-ever collective response by philanthropy …