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One in four foundations have changed giving strategies since 2016 US elections

Alliance magazine 14 December 2018

A new survey of more than 450 foundations found that one in four have made changes to their philanthropic giving as a result of the 2016 elections. Of the foundations that reported changes, more than …

Over 40 per cent have experienced prejudice or discrimination in UK trust and foundation sector

Alliance magazine 12 December 2018

Over 40 per cent of respondents to a survey by Grant Givers’ Movement (GGM) have said that they had seen or experienced prejudice or discrimination on more than one occasion. Published today, the report ‘Discrimination, …

African philanthropy comes to the policy table

Lisa-Anne Julien 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Foundations are increasingly prepared to join forces with government to achieve strategic policy improvements Philanthropy, or the act of giving, finds itself on an exciting cusp in contemporary Africa. While the term ‘philanthropy’ may still …

Corporate foundations consider risks and opportunities

James Magowan 1 December 2018

DAFNE held its third European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, in association this year with Assifero, in Italy, hosted by Fondazione Sicilia. Over 70 delegates from 11 countries participated. This Knowledge Exchange will be remembered for its …

Values in trusts and foundations

James Fitzpatrick, Melanie Griffiths and Fozia Irfan 29 November 2018

A few weeks on, we’ve been reflecting on the issues raised in the session on trust and foundation values that we ran at the ACF 2018 annual conference. Thirty-five people signed up for our session …

Oak Foundation hires diplomat as its next President

Alliance magazine 21 November 2018

Oak Foundation has announced the appointment of Douglas Griffiths as the new President of Oak Foundation. Griffiths said, ‘I’m inspired by Oak’s commitment to support innovative solutions to global challenges. I look forward to getting …

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announce Ridgway H White as CEO

Alliance magazine 19 November 2018

Ridgway H White has been appointed CEO of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation after William S White officially retired from the position of chief executive officer. William S. White will be stepping back from day-to-day operations …

Silicon Valley Community Foundation appoint Nicole Taylor as president and CEO

Alliance magazine 17 November 2018

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SCVF) has appointed Nicole Taylor as CEO after Emmet Carson was forced out of his post as president and CEO in following an independent inquiry into allegations of bullying and harassment. …

Crossing boundaries, borders and barriers – environment trumps all yet is still ignored by majority of foundations

1 Ciorsdan Brown 16 November 2018

I always look forward to the ACF conference as it’s a really good chance to catch up with friends, to learn, challenge and connect. I wondered what the theme around borders, barriers and boundaries might …

A stick in the spokes of the funding hamster wheel

Zibran Choudhury 14 November 2018

‘Where is the space for critique and analysis of foundation practice.’ Andrew McCracken, CEO, Community Foundation Northern Ireland Many of the foundations I spoke to at the ACF Conference 2018 described how the churn of …