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New report calls on sector to take action on diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 3 October 2019

The foundation sector is not sufficiently diverse and needs to take action to improve its own diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices, says the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF). In its new report Diversity, Equity …


Unlocking the power of visual thinking

Edward Hoare 22 September 2019

With the monumental volume of decisions being taken around the globe every day involving a myriad of simultaneous interests and factors, the importance of making time for thinking cannot be underestimated. This can be in private, …


Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary stories from the movement to end neglected tropical diseases

Dr Daniel Cooper 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Dr Daniel Cooper, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia Under the Big Tree combines medical science, deeply human stories and a call to arms. The term ‘neglected tropical diseases’ encompasses a broad …

#ERNOP2019: Philanthropy in the spotlight?

Alliance magazine 23 July 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s Ernop Conference in Basel. The conference gathered scholars from various disciplines sharing a motivation to discuss the achievements of philanthropy in the present day, …

Is philanthropic collaboration worth it? New research reveals what leads to success or to failure

Leonardo Lacerda 17 July 2019

There is a trend towards greater collaboration among philanthropic organisations. More foundations are pooling resources and working together to achieve impact at the scale of the problems we tackle: from climate change to poverty. But …

Giving Evidence on research priorities: one link to rule them all?

Tobias Jung 16 July 2019

This month, Charity Futures and Giving Evidence launched their findings on whether, where and what research is needed about UK charities and giving. The work is divided into two categories. The first, research demand, looks …

ERNOP2019: Reflections of a former academic turned practitioner

Lev Fejes 12 July 2019

As I walked in (late, due to airport delays) to the Kollegienhaus at the University of Basel to attend my first ERNOP conference, the first thing that hit me was the heat. It was a …

Reaching out to philanthropy muggles, aka an evolving community of scholars in a very biased snapshot

2 Elisa Ricciuti 12 July 2019

The philanthropic ecosystem is certainly evolving fast and this was very evident at the ERNOP Conference in Basel last week, where over 150 people gathered for the usual bi-annual appointment to share the findings of …

Philanthropy across borders: Reflections on my first meeting with the European Research Network on Philanthropy community

Anne-Laure Paquot 12 July 2019

Last week, I was fortunate to participate to the 2019 ERNOP Conference. Entitled ‘Philanthropy in the spotlight’, the event set out to explore the achievements, impacts and limitations of present-day philanthropy and its future developments. …

Nurturing the thriving scientific field of philanthropy

Tjeerd Piersma 10 July 2019

On Wednesday 3 July, one day before the official start of the 2019 ERNOP conference, the PhD workshop took place. In the oldest university building of Basel, with a magnificent view of the Rhine, twelve …