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Wider Sense & WINGS webinar | Insights on the future of European philanthropy and social investment infrastructure

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

More than the Sum of its Parts: Insights on the Future of European Philanthropy and Social Investment Infrastructure What do grantmakers expect from the philanthropy support infrastructure? How does that infrastructure increase the effectiveness of …


Making infrastructure future-ready

1 Filiz Bikmen and Michael Alberg-Seberich 12 March 2019 For Subscribers

In order to meet the challenges philanthropy and social investment is contending against, its infrastructure needs to be rethought and retooled. Those of us who live in the developed world take many things for granted: …


Funders must collaborate to ‘future proof’ philanthropy infrastructure, says new report

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 12 March 2019

A report backed by leading funders of Europe’s philanthropy infrastructure has called on foundations and infrastructure bodies to work more effectively together to meet major challenges on the horizon. This is the key message of …

Two steps forward, one step back in Vietnam

Dana Doan and Phuong Anh Nguyen 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The development of favourable conditions for philanthropy in Vietnam is not keeping pace with the potential generosity of its people Mutual assistance and charitable acts in times of need is a Vietnamese tradition, and an …

African philanthropy comes to the policy table

Lisa-Anne Julien 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Foundations are increasingly prepared to join forces with government to achieve strategic policy improvements Philanthropy, or the act of giving, finds itself on an exciting cusp in contemporary Africa. While the term ‘philanthropy’ may still …

Changing systems means changing ourselves

Julian Corner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The impressive scale of Co-Impact’s ambition, as set out in Olivia Leland’s Interview (June 2018), prompted me to reflect on the relationship between philanthropic power and Co-Impact’s goal of ‘systems change’. Leland suggests that while …

Pivotal place of peer-learning

Juliet Valdinger 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The growing breadth and depth of knowledge about global philanthropy in Alliance magazine never ceases to amaze me. But I felt there were some notable omissions in the June edition on philanthropy’s infrastructure. If one …

(Re)building the field of philanthropy

Judith Symonds 24 August 2018

Barry Knight’s blog, Philanthropy needs all the help it can get, provides a lucid, compelling analysis and recommendations for functions that philanthropy infrastructure needs to play to look after its ‘own self interests,’ stop ‘punching …

Philanthropy needs all the help it can get

Barry Knight 10 August 2018

It is good to see that the Alliance Special Feature on ‘Philanthropy’s Developers’ pays homage to some of the pioneers of philanthropy infrastructure. To my mind, one of these – Barry Gaberman – merits special …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: What is philanthropy bringing to the table?

Sarah Brown-Campello 18 July 2018

What are you doing to lift up social justice issues in your work? Who best to hear about addressing root problems than from the communities themselves and incorporating their voices into your work? Philanthropy infrastructure …