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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 …


Australian philanthropy needs more crowd power

Krystian Seibert 23 December 2019

Philanthropy’s ability to give up power will actually demonstrate the sector’s maturity, writes Krystian Seibert, who argues it’s time for Australian philanthropic organisations to move towards a more participatory grantmaking model. At Philanthropy Australia’s Philanthropy …


Participatory grantmaking: can we afford not to do it?

Dr Stellah Wairimu Bosire, Rose Longhurst, Katy Love and Diana Samarasan 10 December 2019 For Subscribers

Participatory grantmaking is a promising way to practise a more just and equitable approach to philanthropy, though implementing it requires considerable readjustment of both attitudes and ways of working. In this article, we – practitioners …

‘We know the system is broken – if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be here.’

Amy McGoldrick 3 December 2019

The Equality Fund (EF) announced itself in London recently as a ‘ground-breaking collaboration’ delivering momentum for women’s movements, while driving the cultural, economic and political changes required to make global gender equality a reality.  The …

Philanthropy is a feminist issue

3 Ise Bosch and Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 3 December 2019

If humanity is to progress philanthropic resources need to support women’s voices, choices, participation, education, livelihoods and more In May 1983, the New York Times published an article entitled, ‘Feminist Philanthropy Comes Into Its Own’, …

All change at Robert Bosch Foundation | Interview: Sandra Breka

Charles Keidan 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Sandra Breka was appointed to the Board of Management of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany’s second-largest foundation, in September 2017. Since then, she has led a process which has involved the foundation turning itself inside …

Shifting the power in a feminist funding ecosystem

Kellea Miller 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Rhetoric supporting women and girls is all very well, but it needs to be matched by a corresponding increase in funding for feminist movements Feminist movements are blazing a path towards justice and creating feminist …

Philanthropy needs a feminist consciousness

Charles Keidan 3 December 2019

As someone who went to an all-boys, mostly white, and quite elite private school until 16, gender issues were not at the forefront of my consciousness. Despite seeing myself as liberal, I was still a product of my school, family and …

Communication is the strategy

Virginia Ruan 31 October 2019

Communications strategy: what is it exactly in the context of a grant-making foundation? How can we use communications to achieve our goals? And, why is communication important anyway? As the Head of Communications for Oak …

Reflections from EFC’s Grantmakers East Forum 2019

Ruzanna Ter-Ghazaryan 30 October 2019

It was a pleasure to participate in the EFC Grantmakers East Forum (GEF) 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.  The focus of the GEF was to provide networking opportunities and platforms for critical discussion about grantmaking. I …