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Are we digitalizing civic movements?

Antoaneta Ivanova 29 October 2019

During the EFC Grantmakers East Forum in Tbilisi, the donors in attendance were united when pondering the main question: How can institutional philanthropy support citizens and the new wave of civic activism? Catherine Herrold, the keynote speaker and …

Survey finds some way to go on gender issues for German foundations

Alliance magazine 28 October 2019

According to a survey carried out by the Association of German Foundations (BDS), less than one in five respondent foundations finance or implement projects that support gender justice and only 15 per cent of that …

Assessing your grantee’s financial sustainability? Then please read this.

2 Rose Longhurst 17 October 2019

Recently several small organisations I’m involved in have been quizzed about their ‘financial sustainability’ by foundation donors. This term has always made me bristle, as it’s often used as a cudgel to beat small organisations, …

Grantmakers need to be flexible to better support small and local charities

Alex Van Vliet 16 October 2019

Running a small charity can feel like a constant balancing act of competing demands and spinning plates. The investment and support of a funder can help, but we can also hinder. Too often our approach …

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 …