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Conference reports 23 March 2020

My three takeaways from the Losing Control Network Event

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 …

Opinion Mrs. Laney Franecki PhD 22 March 2020

COVID-19: Dispatch from Brazil

While I am writing, Brazil’s Health Ministry reports that there are 621 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country spread across 17 states. Unsurprisingly, the states with Brazil´s two biggest cities are home to the …

News Alliance magazine 21 March 2020

Over 100 foundations pledge flexible funding to grantees in wake of COVID-19 crisis

More than 100 major US-based and international foundations pledged their commitment to more flexible funding to help grantee partners meet emergency needs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis. The pledge is spearheaded by the Ford Foundation, …

News Alliance magazine 20 March 2020

Donations to World Health Organisation top $30 million

Over $30 million has been pledged the World Health Organisation (WHO) via special fund in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. The fund is being co-ordinated by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy …

Opinion and 19 March 2020

Dispatch from Milan: Fondazione Cariplo vs COVID-19

Despite our headquarters having been closed since 9 March, the Boards and Staff of Fondazione Cariplo are carrying on with their work relentlessly. Extraordinary measures have been taken to provide additional support to the most …

Opinion 19 March 2020

Four lessons learned from COVID-19 and how they are applicable to the fight against climate change

As we write this, cities across the globe are becoming ghost towns as public spaces, schools, businesses, and places of worship close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Along with carbon emissions and …

Practical advice 18 March 2020

How should philanthropists respond to the coronavirus?

Covid-19 creates unprecedented challenges for all of us, and it is likely that everyone in the UK will be touched by it in some way before we reach a new normal. Our instinctive response to …

News Alliance magazine 18 March 2020

Alliance magazine partner with DAFNE to deliver PEXNews

Alliance magazine and DAFNE have established a partnership to publish and deliver the newly branded Philanthropy Europe newsletter – PEXnews. PEXnews is a monthly newsletter previously published by DAFNE that reflects trends and developments in …

Opinion Brandi Cartwright PhD 17 March 2020

Pandemic – A time to demonstrate philanthropy at its best

Krystian Seibert shares his reflections about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for the Australian charities sector and four things philanthropy needs to do. I hesitated writing this piece. Because everywhere I look, be it news …

Opinion Dejon Sipes 17 March 2020

Flexibility and freedom of foundation funding can boost third sector during Coronavirus crisis

Let’s trust in the third sector to protect the most vulnerable. Sometimes nightmares come true, and dystopian futures only seen in books and movies become a reality. Today our attention is on the victims and …