You're currently viewing:

Foundations

The future of philanthropy, 2030 and beyond

Liz Gadd 4 December 2021

Are we optimistic or pessimistic? At this year’s NPC Ignites, our annual conference, we hosted a session on the future of philanthropy. This session explored a vision for philanthropy in 2030 and beyond. It was …


Foundation Practice Rating: early analysis on diversity, transparency, communication

Jake Furby and Sylvia McLain 3 December 2021

The Foundation Practice Rating has launched! Following the July 2021 article in Alliance, the initiative to research and rate UK grant-making foundations on their accountability, transparency and diversity is now in the field. The Foundation …


In profile: Food Systems Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

From production to distribution and consumption, philanthropy helps to shape global food systems. Here is a snapshot of some of the principal organisations and groups active in the field. Funders for Regenerative Agriculture (FORA) aims …

The sunset is beckoning

Lynda Mansson 30 November 2021

After nearly three decades of protecting areas of biodiversity, the MAVA Foundation is preparing to close. Its director-general shares her insights into the experience of ‘sunsetting’ Yes, it’s true, we’re closing. In 2010, when I …

Empire of Pain: The secret history of the Sackler dynasty

Robin Heller 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Robin Heller, President, The Athena Advisors When the Serpentine art gallery opened in London in 2013, it was named after the Sackler family, long known for contributions to art, medicine and education. Earlier …

Help! No-one understands my advocacy role

Regi 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Dear Regi, I’ve been hired to do advocacy for my association of foundations, but no one really seems to understand that advocacy means speaking publicly and forcefully for or against a government policy to achieve …

Help! A foundation is not paying their invoices on time

Regi 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Dear Regi, I work at a non-profit that has been providing a regular service for a foundation with an endowment in the multi-millions. Despite this, I can’t get them to pay their invoice in a …

Reasonably expecting more from philanthropy

Dumiso Gatsha 23 November 2021

There are days when I find myself crying for no reason. I would normally have difficulty breathing, trying to gather my thoughts and calm myself whilst the tears are gushing out my eyes. I can’t …

Putting a stop to child sexual abuse before it occurs

Seán Coughlan and Douglas Griffiths 19 November 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has put many children at risk of sexual abuse. School closures and lockdown measures confined some with their abusers and left others open to online exploitation due to more time spent on …

Moving deckchairs around the titanic or driving radical reforms. Is philanthropy stepping up to the plate?

Jana Hainsworth 13 November 2021

Cards on the table. I lead a European network of NGOs advocating for children’s rights in Europe. We are cash strapped. Although fortunate to be core funded from the European Commission, our ambitions exceed our …