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Forum Annual Conference 2018: What is philanthropy bringing to the table?

18 July 2018
Sarah Brown-Campello

What are you doing to lift up social justice issues in your work? Who best to hear about addressing root problems than from the communities themselves and incorporating their voices into your work? Philanthropy infrastructure may run the risk of seeming dry at times. Punching data, research, networking events, publications on the landscape of your field in your region, mappings – these are critical activities that develop the field of philanthropy and a healthy ecosystem …

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Forum Annual Conference 2018: The savior complex in a complex society

18 July 2018
Nikki Powell

When I hear a keynote speaker quote Marcus Aurelius, I kind of roll my eyes a little. But when they quote my favorite poet, Mary Oliver, I sit up and listen, because I know that this is one of my people talking. That was my reaction to Grant Oliphant’s presentation at the United Philanthropy Forum Conference in Boston. Oliphant is known to be a man of words, which I respect, but a man of Mary …

Analysis

The Future of Philanthropy part one: Power, Knowledge and Trust

18 July 2018
James Alexander

No one can predict the future, but we can all become better informed about it. Doing so enables us to …

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Forum Annual Conference 2018: Deities & Demons

17 July 2018
Sean Parnell

Before I try to share my thoughts on the presentation by artist Titus Kaphar, I should probably disclose that my …

Opinion

Where are all the lived-experience leaders in grant making?

16 July 2018
Selina Nwulu

It may not come as a surprise to hear that the foundation sector needs to diversify. For those of us …

News

UPS Foundation award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion around the world

15 July 2018
Alliance magazine

The UPS Foundation announced it will award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion programmes this year. …

Opinion

Arab philanthropy is held back by caution and a lack of vision

14 July 2018
Barbara Ibrahim

I read Nora Murad’s provocative response to Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace’s (PSJP’s) report on philanthropy in the Arab world during the month …

News

Global Impact launch six new regional funds

13 July 2018
Alliance magazine

Global Impact has launched a new suite of regionally focused High Impact Funds to support nonprofits in Africa, Asia‑Pacific, Europe, Latin America …

News

New figures reveal diversity gaps in British philanthropy

12 July 2018
Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan

British foundations are falling short when it comes to embracing diversity. A new report commissioned by the foundation umbrella body, …

Analysis

Brazil, philanthropy and inequality

11 July 2018
Fernando Rossetti

A foundation leader once approached me proposing that we invite Bill Gates to launch the Giving Pledge in Brazil. I told him …

News

Alliance magazine and Pioneers Post launch joint subscription offer

10 July 2018
Alliance magazine

Invest in the best tools today to equip yourself in a changing social development space Alliance magazine and Pioneers Post …