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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 …

Civic Innovation Programme to strengthen democracy in Northern Ireland

Alliance magazine 28 September 2019

The Community Foundation in Northern Ireland gathered philanthropists from charities and other voluntary organisations to take part in their Civic Innovation Programme. The aim was to spur on innovative ideas in an effort to strengthen …

Governments and big business can better support young people – and here’s how

Michael Mapstone 16 September 2019

Across the globe, voices from younger generations are leading on the defining issues of our age. Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg sparked widespread climate change protests in more than 100 countries, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has forced the …

Amazon fires expose the weakness of government and the power of philanthropy

Krystian Seibert 4 September 2019

We’ve all seen the images of the Amazon rainforest burning, and people around the world are reacting with shock and concern. And rightly so. The Amazon is the largest remaining tropical rainforest in the world. It’s home …

Europe has an Opinion on philanthropy

Ludwig Forrest 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The call for an enabling environment from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) may prove a milestone for giving in Europe The first European Economic and Social Committee Opinion entirely dedicated to philanthropy comes …

Reflections on legal barriers to cross-border philanthropy in Europe

Lloyd Mayer 4 July 2019

This week I was fortunate to be able to discuss the legal barriers to cross-border philanthropy in Europe with many of the academics and practitioners who are most experienced in dealing with this issue. I …

Philanthropy Australia welcomes Labor Party’s commitment to not-for-profit sector

Alliance magazine 12 May 2019

Philanthropy Australia welcomed announcement of a comprehensive not-for-profit sector policy agenda by the Australian Labor Party. The announcement includes commitments to establish an advisory body o oversee the preparation of a not-for-profit sector development plan, …

There’s no democracy without protest

Melissa Spatz 5 March 2019

Threats to the right to protest have caught the liberal funding community in the US unprepared, but the response is gathering momentum Threats to freedom of assembly are growing in the United States. We have …