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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 …

The Philanthropy Framework: A new tool for sparking effective social change

Alliance magazine 27 March 2019

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) recently published a new report called The Philanthropy Framework to give philanthropic organisations the structure they need to maximise their impact. The report combines input from over 50 foundations to identify …

Interview: Stephen King, CEO of Luminate

Andrew Milner 26 March 2019

Last year, Luminate, once part of Omidyar Network, was launched as an independent undertaking with a mission to help create just and fair societies where citizens are able to participate fully and equally and to …

The ‘hidden gem’ of philanthropy

Wendy Williams 24 March 2019

Sub-funds are being hailed as ‘Australia’s best-kept secret’, in light of a new snapshot providing the first data on sub-funds in Australia. Until now, there has been no data available about the size of the …

The new philanthropists

2 Patrick Schmitt 11 March 2019

Annaleise is in her late 20’s and lives in New Mexico. She’s a college graduate and works as a counsellor. Not the typical profile of a philanthropist who ‘planned giving’ officers engage with. But late …