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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 …

Dutch law on disclosure of donations conflicts with human rights and EU law, say EFC and DAFNE

Alliance magazine 27 February 2019

The EFC and DAFNE have submitted joint comments in response to a newly proposed law that requires civil society organisations to report the amount of donations of €15,000 or higher, and also the name and …

Philanthropy done well: the importance of compliance

Ted Hart 25 February 2019

NGOs and civil society organizations around the world serve many different roles. In some countries organizations seek to augment the public services provided by governments. Still others may be called upon to step in to …

The Skoll Foundation appoint Donald H. Gips as new CEO

Alliance magazine 19 February 2019

The Skoll Foundation board of directors have announced the appointment of former Ambassador to South Africa Donald H. Gips a CEO. Gips comes to the Skoll Foundation from the Washington, D.C. based Albright Stonebridge Group …