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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 …

Rethinking the funder-grantee relationship

2 Justin Wiebe 8 November 2018

The relationship that exists between many funders and grantees is complicated to say the least. The relationship can too often be riddled with power imbalances, saviourism, and imposed expectations. As funders we need to recognize …

Learnings from Grantmakers East Forum 2018

Nathan Koeshall 17 October 2018

It had been a couple of years since I last participated in the cherished annual gathering of grantmakers, big and small, who have a concentration in supporting and funding all things related to East, as …

New report on how funders can engage in participatory grantmaking

Alliance magazine 7 October 2018

New research released by GrantCraft, a free service of Foundation Center, explores how funders can cede decision-making power about funding decisions to the communities they aim to serve. With financial support from the Ford Foundation …

Foundation giving in the UK grows for fourth consecutive year

Alliance magazine 2 October 2018

Foundation giving reached £3.3 billion in the last financial year, according to new research published today by the Association of Charitable Foundations, an increase of almost 11 per cent. The findings come from Foundation Giving …

360Giving competition helps visualise giving data of 290,000 grants

Alliance magazine 24 September 2018

In response to a competition run by 360Giving, designers, analysts and data journalists from around the world have been creating new ways to reveal how 24 billion pounds worth of grants have been used. The …

When the dichotomy blurs

Jen Bokoff 14 September 2018

We often speak in philanthropy about the dichotomy of grantmakers and grantseekers. As a result, our events are segregated in this fashion as well. It’s in part because of audience segmentation – that is, meeting …