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Fireside chat with Regan Ralph

Amy McGoldrick 27 September 2019

Full disclosure: there was no chat by a fire. Yet, as Autumn is slowly creeping up on London, with dowdy grey skies above and I-should-have-brought-a-bigger-coat level winds pushing through the streets, it was a relief …


Al Ghurair Foundation announce grantees of £5.5 million Refugee Education Fund

Alliance magazine 19 September 2019

The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund announced its grantees for their second round of funding, following the end of the inaugural round in 2018. Eight grantees were selected from Jordan, Lebanon and the …


Seeing old issues through new lenses: UKCF Conference 2019

Rob Williamson 11 September 2019

On day one of the UK Community Foundation’s 2019 conference in Glasgow, its CEO, Fabian French, asked the plenary audience how many of them were attending for the first time. The room filled with raised …

Major US funders agree to address chronic underfunding of their grantees

Alliance magazine 6 September 2019

The presidents of the Ford, Hewlett, MacArthur, Open Society, and Packard foundations have agreed to experiment with new practices to alleviate the chronic underfunding of their grantees.  Led by presidents of the Ford, Hewlett, MacArthur, …

Human rights funding increases by a third to total $2.8 billion

Alliance magazine 19 July 2019

Foundation funding for human rights totalled £2.8 billion in 2016 according to a new report from Human Rights Funders Network and Candid – an increase of 34 per cent from the previous year. The latest …

Youth movements and funders need to learn to understand each other better

Gioel Gioacchino 1 July 2019

Like with dating, clearer communication and mutual understanding can improve relationships between youth movements and funders At a recent global gathering of activists in Belgrade, the host of a popular Serbian spoof news television show …

Philanthropy in France is rapidly evolving according to national survey

Alliance magazine 21 May 2019

Philanthropy in France is a rapidly expanding sector according to a national survey on French foundations with more than one-third of the country’s 2,500 foundations currently in existence created after 2010. The findings are from …

What we can learn from the latest International Giving trends?

Amy McGoldrick 21 May 2019

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has now released almost ten years’ worth of data on giving behaviour via its World Giving Index (WGI). The findings of this index ignite conversations about giving and generosity in …

Transparency: one small step for funders, one giant leap for equity

Genevieve Boutilier 7 May 2019

In order to solve a problem, one must first identify its parameters. This applies, too, to the philanthropic sector; to that end, many of us are pushing for greater transparency in our field. For example, …

Co-Impact seek applications systems change grants

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

Co-Impact are inviting organisations to submit concept notes for a second round of systems change grants that are focused around two themes: early childhood development and jobs, skills and/or livelihoods. Following a six to eight month …