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Which session at the AVPN 2020 annual conference would you most like to hear about?

Alliance magazine 26 May 2020

The 8th annual AVPN Conference will focus on the impact that networks can bring to scale solutions and advance global agendas. The virtual conference will explore themes such as gender, climate action, nutrition, and health …


Philanthropy in emerging market countries and the opportunity for radical transformation

Chandrika Sahai 20 May 2020

Just before Christmas last year I found myself with a very small and unsure group of ‘anti-CAA’ protestors outside a public park in Jaipur. We weren’t certain if we had the permission to gather and …


From smart people doing good things to good people doing smart things

14 Jon Huggett 1 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for philanthropy and social innovation to evolve from an educated elite doing good to a much broader and wiser movement. My parents grew up in the Second World War …

Philanthropy bodies launch Unitus Europe to boost COVID-19 response

Alliance magazine 27 April 2020

DAFNE, EFC, EVPA, GSG and NEF have come together to create Unitus Europe – a new European Philanthropy and Social Investing Impact Hub for funders to create effective, cohesive and collaborative responses to COVID-19.  The …

During coronavirus, don’t forget Detroit’s social impact organizations

Rishi Moudgil 18 April 2020

During our rapidly evolving public health crisis, I called off SHIFT, last week’s GreenLight Fund Detroit annual event. Our goal is to shift economic mobility upwards for local children and families, and like many other …

My three takeaways from the Losing Control Network Event

Josiane Smith 23 March 2020

On Wednesday March 4 2020, funders, commissioners and local organisations from multiple sectors came together at The Abbey Centre in Westminster to re-imagine what supporting the process and practice of social change could be, not …

Entrepreneurial skills-building…the new frontier in giving?

Michael Dermer 5 March 2020

Three things Star Trek got right about philanthropy in the entrepreneurship space  ’… the final frontier These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise  Its five-year mission  To explore strange new worlds  To seek out …

‘Empathy for Impact’ podcast aims to strengthen philanthropy and social investment in Chile

Alliance magazine 1 March 2020

A podcast created by Empatthy in partnership with El Líbero is shining a light on social issues in Chile to promote philanthropy and social investment in the region. Empatthy, founded by Rosa Madera, is an …

Making social enterprises financially stable is not easy, but it’s worth it

Sophie Hersberger-Langloh 23 February 2020

While assisting the Global Social Entrepreneurship course of the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) last year, I had the great opportunity to meet inspiring social entrepreneurs from around the world. One of them is Bernard …

Could communities for impact be the game-changer in creating system change?

Anne Merkle 13 February 2020

Communities, networks and movements working toward social and environmental impact are stepping into the spotlight more and more. From the activists who formed Extinction Rebellion to the Robert Bosch Foundation establishing the Bosch Alumni Network …