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Debate sparked between MEPs and philanthropists on Idea of single market philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 October 2019

Members of European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee and stakeholders from philanthropy, recently discussed creating a European space for donors and fostering cross-border giving, solidarity and civil …


Civic Innovation Programme to strengthen democracy in Northern Ireland

Alliance magazine 28 September 2019

The Community Foundation in Northern Ireland gathered philanthropists from charities and other voluntary organisations to take part in their Civic Innovation Programme. The aim was to spur on innovative ideas in an effort to strengthen …


Co-Impact releases handbook to guide current and potential partners

Alliance magazine 18 September 2019

Co-Impact, the global collaborative for systems change, recently introduced a Handbook seeking to achieve three goals: the internal use of the Handbook as a shepherd of their work, usefulness to funders in encompassing Co-Impact’s contribution …

Systems change must come in from the margins

Katie Boswell 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

I enjoyed Julian Corner’s lead article on systems change and philanthropy (Alliance, March 2019). It’s great to see a funder engaging with their place in the system and calling out the paradoxes in ‘seeking to …

Should philanthropy rock the boat? Not so fast!

Philo Alto 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

I generally agree with Julian Corner’s article on the relationship between systems change and philanthropy  (Alliance, March 2019). Philanthropy is indeed in a unique position to support changing the system by virtue of its independence, …

Systems change – are we already doing it?

Sarah Brown-Campello and Lauren Bradford 30 May 2019

Systems change – it’s an increasingly trendy phrase in our field, but what exactly makes it unique? Is systems change the silver bullet? Or another revised term that encompasses practices already common to us? Systems …

Out there is in here: the importance of systems awareness

Caroline Hartnell 29 April 2019

Systems change is an area Rethinking Poverty intends to look at in a systematic way, examining some of the key concepts such as emergence and design, equifinality, etc. While a 90-minute breakfast discussion couldn’t possibly …

Socrates’ recipe for systems change: know thyself

Priscilla Boiardi and Alessia Gianoncelli 15 April 2019

Systems change calls for more collaboration among public, private and civil society actors. But how can you collaborate if you’re not transparent about your impact, financial returns expectations and how much of a risk you …

Co-Impact seek applications systems change grants

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

Co-Impact are inviting organisations to submit concept notes for a second round of systems change grants that are focused around two themes: early childhood development and jobs, skills and/or livelihoods. Following a six to eight month …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #SystemsChange

Amy McGoldrick 2 April 2019

‘Intractable problems the world faces cannot be solved in isolation,’ began Nick Glicher, Director of TrustLaw at the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) in his welcoming remarks. ‘Problems are interconnected and interdependent – and so are …