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EFC’s Grantmakers East Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia was one of the best ever!

Jasna Jašarević 28 December 2019

This was said at the closing plenary by Dr Gerry Salole, Chief Executive of the European Foundation Centre, with which most of the participants agreed with. At least I did. This year’s Grantmakers East Forum …


Fit to fund: Who should pay to raise standards for good financial grant practice?

Michael Kilpatrick 27 December 2019

Funders have a right to expect that their nonprofit grantees have systems and structures in place to manage grants effectively and ethically. But does that right also imply that funders have a responsibility to invest …


Reinventing the HIV Organising: Lessons from ICASA 2019

2 Dennis van Wanrooij 7 December 2019

From 2-7 December 2019, the largest regional HIV conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda. The country that once witnessed the genocide of the Tutsi minority and civil war from the early to mid-90s opened its …

Transforming the CSR landscape

Mary Fifield and Sonali George 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

A new Microsoft fund illustrates how companies can engage with communities where they have operations to help create real change Recently, Business Roundtable leaders acknowledged that corporations have a responsibility to benefit not just shareholders …

Knight Foundation grants $3.5 million to advance research on internet governance and policy

Alliance magazine 16 November 2019

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation proposed $3.5 million for research on technology policy and debates in the realm. Part of the foundation’s $50 million commitment to support research on how technology transforms …

New philanthropic guide for strengthening democracy

Alliance magazine 3 November 2019

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP), has released the report We the People: A Philanthropic Guide to Strengthening Democracy which helps ‘create a framework for anyone looking to strengthen the democratic system.’ According to …

Over 80 per cent of Alliance readers believe there is a gender pay gap in the philanthropy sector

Alliance magazine 17 October 2019

Alliance magazine released a survey on our website between late September and early October 2019, looking to get our readers’ thoughts and opinions on the gender pay gap and philanthropy. Our questions included whether respondents …

New coalition of 13 UK foundations to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 14 October 2019

Thirteen foundations based in the UK, have made a commitment to tackle issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the foundation sector and address the systemic inequalities which currently exist in the way foundations operate. …

Debate sparked between MEPs and philanthropists on Idea of single market philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 October 2019

Members of European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee and stakeholders from philanthropy, recently discussed creating a European space for donors and fostering cross-border giving, solidarity and civil …

New report calls on sector to take action on diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 3 October 2019

The foundation sector is not sufficiently diverse and needs to take action to improve its own diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices, says the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF). In its new report Diversity, Equity …