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Why local philanthropy must be included in the Levelling Up agenda

Rosemary Macdonald 27 May 2022

This month, the Queen’s speech unveiled the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. The Bill will set out the Government’s proposals to reform the planning system. But what remains unclear is the role that philanthropy will play …


The European Academy of Strategic Philanthropy: A journey towards the European philanthropy of tomorrow

Henry Peter 24 May 2022

A few weeks ago, Fondation de France and the Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (GCP) hosted a unique event gathering leading European foundations and academics to reflect on current and future perspectives …


We need to talk about failure in the social sector

Kyle Zimmer and Rohini Nilekani 20 May 2022

A lot of ink is spilled and awards are bestowed celebrating the success of the social sector – and there is much to celebrate. But the truth is, if innovation is essential to the ultimate …

Alliance digital event: Levelling the global playing field

Annmarie McQueen 17 May 2022

Sociologists have theorised that the best time to understand something is when it’s disrupted. So, what can we learn about the relationships in global philanthropy, following the disruption that years of health, justice, and climate …

CAF America appoints new board chair

Alliance magazine 14 May 2022

As philanthropic leaders and donors gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of CAF America, the organisation announced Char Mollison as the new board chair. ‘Char steps into her new role at a pivotal time in …

In praise of philanthropy

Stephanie Koopmann 13 May 2022

Before we criticize active funders for their imperfect philanthropy, let us also activate those amongst us who care about issues but never have been invited or encouraged to become philanthropists themselves.    Last month, I had …

Clarity, convergence, voice: philanthropy’s emerging after-war paradigm

Maximilian Martin 12 May 2022

On 25-28 April, Fondation de France and the University of Geneva, Centre for Philanthropy, hosted a three-day seminar, titled ‘a journey towards the European philanthropy of tomorrow’. When foundations that jointly allocate well over one …

Barriers to talking about nonprofit failures and how to overcome them

Tanaya Jagtiani and Rachita Vora 10 May 2022 For Subscribers

In the commercial world, it’s trendy to talk about failing fast and often – and recovering faster. Young companies are constantly pivoting and iterating their products, services, and business models. The business world recognises that …

‘Here we are, we got it, let’s go’: Speaking with Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Nicole Taylor

Elika Roohi 26 April 2022 For Subscribers

When Nicole Taylor assumed the role of Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO in 2018, it was following a scandal about the organisation’s toxic working environment and a tough rebuilding job was in front of her. …

Foundation plays role in returning tea factory to Rwandans

Alliance magazine 16 April 2022

Five thousand smallholder farmers in Rwanda are now the owners of the country’s largest tea factory, after a years-long process that began a decade ago when the Rwandan government first privatised it. The Wood Foundation …