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Ariadne publish 2019 forecast for European social change and human rights funders

Alliance magazine 3 April 2019

Ariadne Netowrk have published the 2019 Forecast for European Social Change and Human Rights Funders which profiles how social change, human rights and philanthropy has changed over the past five years. The Ariadne Forecast is a community …


New WOW Foundation for gender equality officially launched with support from Bloomberg

Alliance magazine 8 March 2019

The Women of the World (WOW) Foundation officially launched today at the WOW London 2019 festival to celebrate International Women’s Day. Founded by Jude Kelly in 2010, the WOW festival grew as a global movement …


BT and British Asian Trust launch digital tech project to empower young girls in India

Alliance magazine 8 March 2019

British Telecommunications (BT) and the British Asian Trust announced a three-year programme to empower India’s youth, specifically adolescent girls. The programme aims to maximise the available opportunities for young girls between the ages of 10 …

Dutch law on disclosure of donations conflicts with human rights and EU law, say EFC and DAFNE

Alliance magazine 27 February 2019

The EFC and DAFNE have submitted joint comments in response to a newly proposed law that requires civil society organisations to report the amount of donations of €15,000 or higher, and also the name and …

DAFNE members elect new board of directors

Alliance magazine 3 February 2019

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) appointed a new Board of Directors during their General Assembly meeting in Dublin, Ireland. The new Board of Directors includes re-elected Chair Felix Oldenburg, Vice-Chair Magdalena Pękacka, …

New report looks at funding against LGBTI communities around the world

Alliance magazine 5 December 2018

A new report by the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) ‘Religious Conservatism on the Global Stage: Threats and Challenges for LGBTI Rights’ documents the main conservative strategies, discourses, funding sources, and actors opposing sexual orientation and …

Inside Oak Foundation – an interview with Christopher Parker

Charles Keidan 23 October 2018

Interview: Christopher Parker, Trustee of Oak Foundation Oak Foundation is probably not one of the first names which comes to mind when you think of major foundations, yet in terms of funding and influence, it …

Muslim philanthropy comes of age

1 Charles Keidan 4 September 2018

Unlocking a huge untapped potential for giving There is general agreement that we don’t know as much as we’d like to know about Muslim philanthropy, a phenomenon broadly defined as giving ‘of any kind, which …

At the heart of advancing human rights

Debbie Pippard and Esther Hughes 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

A decade ago, Global Dialogue was formed to promote innovation in human rights funding and practice. What progress has it made? Global Dialogue was formed in 2007 with a clear vision to promote innovation in …

Local community funding: what’s possible in Latin America?

Gastón Chillier 2 September 2018

Much has been written about whether human rights organisations can centre their financial sustainability on support from local individual donors and free themselves from the traditional model of international funding. At CELS, we have concrete evidence to show …