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Philanthropy – past, present and future

Moira Sinclair 9 August 2019

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the …


Moving toward EFC 3.0

Luc Tayart de Borms 8 August 2019

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the …


The collide-o-scope of philanthropy: old patterns shifting to meet new challenges

Avila Kilmurray 7 August 2019

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the …

Back to the future: Questions for foundations

Carol Mack 6 August 2019

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the …

Map 13: A guide to chart the future course of philanthropy

1 Pedro Portela 5 August 2019

In his 2012 book, ‘A History of the World in Twelve Maps’, Jerry Brotton takes the reader through a tour of twelve maps that were created in twelve distinct moments of human history. The last …

Shifting the power: when it comes to women’s rights it’s not (just) what you fund, it’s how and who you fund

Rebecca Hanshaw and Claire Hickson 12 June 2019

Against a backdrop of growing global threats to women’s rights, we are also witnessing a profound moment for progress. Women and girls are rising up, leading movements, and creating transformational change in their communities and …

Strengthening local development by social enterprise in Kenya

Alliance magazine 10 June 2019

WE!Hub Victoria Ltd. (WeTu for short) is a social enterprise founded by Siemens Stiftung which works across seven locations on Lake Victoria on solutions for drinking water and energy supply, as well as in the …

With peoples’ protests mounting, why are philanthropists lagging behind on climate change?

Lindley Mease 5 June 2019

A groundswell of community-owned solutions requires investment. People are taking to the streets on climate change around the globe, tired of inaction by public officials and risking arrest to intentionally cause disruption. It’s time to …

New whitepaper shares insights on millennials’ attitudes to charitable giving

Alliance magazine 22 April 2019

Global insights firm Maru/Matchbox has published a new whitepaper that features recent survey responses from a pool of 1,500 North American millennials along with research-driven tips for nonprofits to engage this demographic. The Future of Giving: …

Future-fit philanthropy: why philanthropic organisations will need foresight to leave lasting legacies of change

Catarina Tully and Louise Pulford 5 April 2019

All philanthropic organisations exist to change the world, or at least a part of it. They are distinguished by their level of ambition – and by their optimism. But that makes them particularly susceptible to …