The story of grassroots activism in Northern Ireland told by Avila Kilmurray

Much has been written about the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, but one story remains untold: that of the grassroots activism that maintained local communities in the face of violence. Community Action in a Contested Society: The Story of Northern Ireland, by Avila Kilmurray published in 2017 available now from Peter Lang Publishers, speaks through the voices of the activists themselves, drawn from both sides of a divided society.

The Global Summit on Community Philanthropy is days away!

On December 1-2, 2016, over 350 delegates will converge in Johannesburg to celebrate, network, strategize and draw lessons from the flourishing field of Community Philanthropy that has emerged as an essential tool for strengthening communities’ voice and power. Hosted by the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF), the summit promises to provide a platform for…

South Africa’s Bhekinkosi Moyo wins fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

On November 15, 2016, Alliance Magazine announced  the winner of the fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize: Bhekinkosi Moyo. Bheki is the executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa Philanthropy Network. He has also been instrumental in setting up a Chair in African Philanthropy at the Witwatersrand Business School (WBS) in South Africa.…

What people are saying about ‘Effective philanthropy: another take’

Effective Philanthropy: Another Take is a collection of 11 stories describing a philanthropic intervention against some form of injustice (socioeconomic and/or political) at a local, national or global scale. Each story addresses seven key questions grantmakers wrestle with in order to effect systemic social change. What is the problem? What is the solution? How do we address it? …

Just two weeks left to nominate someone for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

The Fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize of £5,000 will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change in an emerging market country or countries. All finalists will be featured in a special supplement to be published with the September 2016 issue of Alliance Magazine. The winner will be announced,…

News of the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy

From grassroots to global movement!  All over the world – from Brazil to Russia, from China to the Congo and from Palestine to South Africa – community philanthropy has emerged as an essential tool for strengthening communities’ voice and power. Join us in Johannesburg to celebrate the dynamism and potential of this flourishing movement at the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy, 1st…

Unitarian Univeralist Veatch Program is hiring a Program Officer

The Veatch Program of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock (UUCSR) in Manhasset, Long Island, NY, is seeking a full time program officer for its grantmaking operation. Responsibilities:  Identify grassroots and advocacy organizations that work for progressive social change; evaluate proposals and make grant recommendations; monitor the progress of ongoing grants, conduct periodic evaluations…

How do you learn how to give?

THE IDEX ACADEMY6-10 March 2016, Sonoma, California If you want to help usher in transformative social change, today’s global challenges require your most ingenious thinking, your most effective resources, and your strongest partnerships. Join us for The IDEX Academy, a week-long training course for people who deploy resources towards social change. We equip you with…

The Refugee Crisis- What’s happening in philanthropy?

An earlier version of this article was first shared on September 15, 2015. It has since then been updated to include the latest information and we will attempt to continue to update the information as work progresses. Do keep checking in. Recent pictures have brought to light the seriousness of the refugee crisis in Europe.…