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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

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 …


Funders and investors working on equity need accountability

Shante Little and Curt Lyon 16 April 2021

Over the past several decades, the fields of community development, community investment, and impact investment have evolved in response to demands from activists and the communities they serve. These capital providers are addressing financing gaps …

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 …

Survey: What has had the greatest impact on philanthropy over the last 25 years?

Alliance magazine 6 April 2021

As part of Alliance magazine’s anniversary celebrations, we want to know your views on the greatest philanthropic initiatives over the last 25 years. As a part of a survey running this month, we’re asking: Has …

The right-hand missing problem

Livija Rojc Štremfelj 3 April 2021

Having enjoyed the first ERNOP Science and Society Seminar on Sustaining Voluntary Energy by Professor Lucas Meys from Rotterdam School of Management, I found myself pondering upon the volunteer management situation in Slovenia. If I …

Sustaining volunteer energy when fuel capacity is low

Gabriella Civico 2 April 2021

Considering the topic of the first ERNOP Science and Society Seminar, I cannot help noticing that the comparison of volunteers with renewable energy is already there for quite some time. Marian Harkin was a member …

After Covid year, new safeguarding framework for foundations

Alliance magazine 28 March 2021

The Association of Charitable Foundations and the Funder Safeguarding Collaborative (FSC) have launched a new safeguarding framework for foundations. The framework, which is a revised version of the one first developed by ACF in 2018, incorporates new …

Ariadne publish 2021 forecast for European social change and human rights funders

Alliance magazine 25 March 2021

Ariadne Network have published the 2021 Forecast for European Social Change and Human Rights Funders. This year the report looks at the challenges and opportunities this year might bring for grantees; how funder practice could …

Giving grew more than 10 per cent in 2020 thanks to small donors

Alliance magazine 23 March 2021

In the United States, charitable giving grew 10.6 per cent in 2020 driven by the increased need during the Covid-19 pandemic. According to the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, in 2020 charities received gifts of all sizes …