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Practical tips for funder collaboration in new toolkit

Jim Cooke and Cassie Robinson 29 April 2021

It doesn’t take long online to find content about collaboration – what makes a good collaboration, stories from the frontlines of collaboration, and so forth. It’s much harder to find content that practically guides you …

60+ funders to UK PM: race report findings unhelpful, divisive, damaging

Elika Roohi 23 April 2021

‘We believe this to be unhelpful, divisive and potentially damaging,’ said 62 foundations, signing an open letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week co-ordinated by the Association of Charitable Foundations, addressing the UK …

Plans to double Australian giving in Philanthropy Australia blueprint

Alliance magazine 21 April 2021

Philanthropy Australia has unveiled a blueprint it believes can help double the level of structured giving in Australia over the next decade by encouraging actions across the philanthropic, not-for-profit, business, and government sectors. ‘There is …

African Venture Philanthropy Alliance appoints five new board members

Alliance magazine 20 April 2021

The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance has appointed five new members to its Pan-African Governing Board. Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Florença Antonio Dengo, Gunilla Carlsson, Wambui Chege, and Uwa Osa-Oboh joined AVPA in February and were formally announced …

Will the pandemic usher in a new era of corporate philanthropy?

Iain Rawlinson and Ben Morton Wright 19 April 2021

Seven in ten US corporate funders surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation of America had increased their charitable contributions in 2020. We have also seen revolutionary approaches to giving from major foundations who are issuing …

Impactful giving demands engaged families

1 Etienne Eichenberger and Peter Vogel 17 April 2021

How engaged is your family with your foundation? Are they passionate about giving or do they see it as something distant or inherited, like antique furniture? Let’s take it a step further. How aligned is …

In Latin America, improving social and environmental impact

Carolina Suarez and Alan Wagenberg 12 April 2021

Poverty and inequality have been the common denominator in Latin America, and the pandemic has exacerbated these gaps causing greater strain to an already weak health and educational systems. The pandemic has revealed the consequences …

Mainstreaming children’s rights: an investment for a better tomorrow

Delphine Moralis 24 March 2021

Thirty-one years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ‘progress has gone backwards on every key measure of childhood’ according to a report published earlier this month by UNICEF. As …

With Amsterdam’s new Centre for Grantmaking Research, opportunities for study open

Pamala Wiepking 18 March 2021

Unrestricted funding enables grantees to respond flexibly in times of crisis, helping them to build sustainable and resilient organisations, and it also enables innovation and scaling-up of existing initiatives. This is one of the key …

New podcast from Philanthropy Roundtable will challenge cancel culture

Alliance magazine 16 March 2021

American philanthropy infrastructure organisation Philanthropy Roundtable has launched a podcast called ‘Can We Talk About It’ that seeks to challenge so-called ‘cancel culture’ by diving ‘right into the topics that people are afraid or unwilling …