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and 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Money is often not the most important element of investments in Indigenous communities, taking a backseat to building long-term partnerships Indigenous communities, foundations and entrepreneurs have launched creative structures and approaches to access financial capital, …


Building on community strengths in Australia

and 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Two Australian organisations are exploring more effective ways of funding Indigenous communities by drawing on the strengths of those communities Respectful relationships and self-determination are fundamental to working meaningfully with Indigenous communities, but not all …


A sector of one’s own

26 January 2020

In 2017, our partners from Romanian-American Foundation asked me to write a text for their report under the theme: The Change Makers. I decided to write about a determinative experience I had, which led me …

Andrea Dicks named as Community Foundations of Canada President

Alliance magazine 16 January 2020

Community Foundation of Canada has announced that Andrea Dicks has been appointed to the position of President, effective immediately. Andrea was previously CFC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). She follows and succeeds Ian Bird, after nine …

Minderoo Foundation to support community philanthropy in Western Australia

Alliance magazine 3 January 2020

The Minderoo Foundation – one of Australia’s largest philanthropic organisations – has made a three-year commitment to partner with Australia community Philanthropy (ACP) on ‘Supporting the development of community philanthropy in Western Australia’. The project comes under the …

#ShiftThePower: A movement not an industry

Urban Rosenbaum 4 December 2019

In a recent publication “Systems to #ShiftThePower” Barry Knight bluntly states: “There are three characteristic behaviours in philanthropy and the development industry that impair progress in achieving the world we want. These are: egos, silos and logos. All three …

New community foundation report reveals over 250% rise in homelessness in region of UK

Alliance magazine 28 November 2019

A new report, published today by Sussex Community Foundation, shows a steep rise in homelessness and insecure housing across Sussex. Sussex Uncovered reports that homelessness – those identified as being in priority need – has …

Shifting power is relevant for so much of the international aid jigsaw, especially ‘localisation’

27 November 2019

The ‘localisation’ of humanitarian aid is a topic which has gained traction in the humanitarian world; a move towards humanitarian responses which are designed, managed and coordinated by local people and organisations. What this means …

Please, walk your talk this time

Laila Jast 26 November 2019

As in almost every conference, the juiciest conversations and exchanges take place during coffee breaks and small groups discussions. People feel freer and more creative in informal settings.  During the two vibrant days attending the …

Pathways to Power Symposium: New ways of deciding and doing

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The Pathways to Power Symposium brought together a diverse group of people from around the world who are deeply engaged in different efforts to shift power, and who see a value in the opportunity to come together …