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Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces to become Candid

1 Alliance magazine 5 February 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar today announced they have joined forces to become a new nonprofit entity named Candid – a global source of knowledge for the entire social sector. Candid will bring together the expertise …


New report highlights emerging trends in closing space grant-making

Alliance magazine 2 February 2019

The Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS) released a new report called ‘Go big or…? Trends in closing space grant-making’ that discusses relevant big pictures, changes, trends, and opportunities regarding the issue of closing space …


Room to breathe – the value of thinking space for small charities

Beth Clarke 10 January 2019

I spend a lot of time listening to small charity CEOs as programme manager for CAF Resilience, a pilot initiative supporting ten charitable organisations to be more resilient. The aim is not only to support …

Charities Aid Foundation release guide on cross-border giving

Alliance magazine 29 December 2018

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) America have released ‘Cross-Border Giving: A Legal and Practical Guide’ a new resource for grantmakers and organisations seeking US-based donors. The publication covers topics including ethical grantmaking, the closing space for …

Reflections on the first year of BUILD

Kathy Reich 28 December 2018

In 2016 I joined the Ford Foundation as its first BUILD director, to lead a new six-year, $1 billion initiative to help organizations that are moving the needle on inequality become stronger, more sustainable, and more durable. …

How to make your funder collaboration a success

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 19 December 2018

Four best practices for effectively partnering with other funders Philanthropists often expect nonprofits to collaborate, but they less frequently turn that expectation on themselves. Yet there is tremendous opportunity to exponentially expand the impact of …

One in four foundations have changed giving strategies since 2016 US elections

Alliance magazine 14 December 2018

A new survey of more than 450 foundations found that one in four have made changes to their philanthropic giving as a result of the 2016 elections. Of the foundations that reported changes, more than …

Over 40 per cent have experienced prejudice or discrimination in UK trust and foundation sector

Alliance magazine 12 December 2018

Over 40 per cent of respondents to a survey by Grant Givers’ Movement (GGM) have said that they had seen or experienced prejudice or discrimination on more than one occasion. Published today, the report ‘Discrimination, …

A new paradigm for capacity building

Connor Diemand-Yauman 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy University is pioneering new ways of using data to identify the capacity needs of valuable but neglected local CSOs As a global community, we often mobilise around visible crises: epidemics, child marriage and environmental …

Values in trusts and foundations

James Fitzpatrick, Melanie Griffiths and Fozia Irfan 29 November 2018

A few weeks on, we’ve been reflecting on the issues raised in the session on trust and foundation values that we ran at the ACF 2018 annual conference. Thirty-five people signed up for our session …