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The future of foundations is female

Katja Wagner and Anke Pätsch 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Even if the steps that German foundations are taking towards gender equity are cautious, they are carrying the sector in the right direction Inspired by the work of international foundations, in 2017 the Association of …

Making Aid Agencies Work – Terry Gibson

Mary Ann Clements 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Mary Ann Clements, Healing Solidarity Terry Gibson’s book outlines the major challenges that prevent INGOs from responding effectively to the experience and knowledge of people they claim to help. It’s an accessible read …

Pathways to Power Symposium: New ways of deciding and doing

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The Pathways to Power Symposium brought together a diverse group of people from around the world who are deeply engaged in different efforts to shift power, and who see a value in the opportunity to come together …

World Heart Beat Music Academy wins Achates individual philanthropy award

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The 2019 Achates individual philanthropy prize winner is Nick Thomlinson with the World Heart Beat Music Academy, founded by Sahana Gero, after his £37,500 donation. Selected from a list of seven nominees, Thomlinson accepted the …

Courageous women are organising everywhere, and they need our support

Susan Jessop 17 November 2019

With so many active and inspiring groups around the world, Mama Cash calls upon a broad community of funders to resource feminist organising. In her 2015 poem ‘What They Did Yesterday Afternoon’, Warsan Shire writes, …

Russia-Europe leadership exchange takes place during EFC 30th anniversary week

Alliance magazine 8 November 2019

The first edition of the new Philanthropic Leadership Platform took place this week as part of the European Foundation Centre’s (EFC) anniversary celebrations. The exchange focused on how philanthropic organisations can co-create, learn, adapt and scale …

EFC mark 30th year with commemorative book featuring 30 essays from philanthropy leaders

Alliance magazine 6 November 2019

Today, the European Foundation Centre launched a collection of views on philanthropy to mark its 30th anniversary in a special commemorative book. Entitled ‘Building at the Crossroads of Royale and Treurenberg‘ (referencing the location of …

Fourteen UK funders commit to tackle climate change

Alliance magazine 6 November 2019

Fourteen UK foundations have made a public commitment to tackle climate change and are calling other funders to join them in pledging their support. The Funder Commitment on Climate Change is being launched at the …

Climate of change for leading foundations

Nick Perks 2 November 2019

In June, at a gathering of the Woburn Place group of foundation leaders, we heard very persuasive evidence from Stephanie Pfiel of Client Earth and Kené Umeasiegbu, Head of Environment at Tesco, about the urgency …

Three reflections after a year spent with funders

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs 1 November 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time this year listening to funders; on the phone; at roundtables and during the three retreats we’ve held this year on Wasan Island as part of the SIX Funders Node. …