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Philanthropy for a safe, healthy, and just world: New report explores peacebuilding and philanthropy

Catriona Gourlay 14 July 2020

In 2019, Candid and Centris, with support from PeaceNexus Foundation, conducted a survey, Philanthropy for a Safe, Healthy, and Just World. The results, based on 823 civil society organization responses, reveal philanthropists can do better …


ACF publishes new report on foundation investment

Alliance magazine 13 July 2020

UK philanthropy body, the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has published a new report on how foundation investments can be more closely integrated with a foundation’s mission and grant-making. ‘Investment: The Pillars of Stronger Foundation …


New report studies impact of COVID-19 on African civil society organisations

Alliance magazine 8 July 2020

The immediate impact of COVID-19 on African civil society organisations (CSOs) was swift, widespread, and destabilising. This is one of the main findings of a new survey undertaken by @AfricanNGOs and EPIC-Africa. Titled ‘The Impact of COVID-19 …

Interview: Badr Jafar, Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy

Elika Roohi 7 July 2020

Last year, the fastest-growing economies were all in emerging markets. This current wave of globalisation, which is pushing economic power both southward and eastward, will have a profound effect on philanthropy, and we should consider …

Doing Good Index 2020 shows how Asia can maximise doing good in a post-Covid world

Ruth Shapiro 6 July 2020

Famous American politician Tip O’Neil once said that ‘all politics is local’. These days, philanthropy is local as well. Of course, not all philanthropy has localised, but even prior to COVID-19, we saw trends toward …

Alliance webinar: How will the study of philanthropy contribute to social impact?

Alliance magazine 3 July 2020

Alliance magazine and the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, together hosted a webinar on understanding and improving the global practise of philanthropy. Kindly sponsored by the CSP, …

EFC report charts responses to COVID-19 pandemic

Alliance magazine 1 July 2020

The European Foundation Centre has released a report that charts survey responses of how foundations are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report features over 100 responses from 27 countries and looks at how EFC …

Alliance magazine, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy to host upcoming webinar on global practice of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 30 June 2020

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Strategic Philanthropy will join Alliance magazine on Wednesday, 1 July at 16:00 CET for a webinar looking at understanding and improving the global practice of philanthropy. …

Foundations and trade unions: The time is right for greater collaboration

Keiran Goddard 26 June 2020

New research confirms that there is little formalised trade union presence within foundation governance structures, despite so many shared areas of interest. But as foundations begin to think more about advocacy, movement-building, and the future …

Centre for Strategic Philanthropy established at University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Alliance magazine 24 June 2020

A new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy has been established at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The Centre will be dedicated to examining strategic philanthropy within and from the world’s highest-growth markets, including Africa, …