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.…

SYRIA – BEYOND WAR

The first edition of SYRIA – BEYOND WAR is now out! Read it here.  SYRIA – BEYOND WAR is a newsletter commissioned by swisspeace and NOREF to disseminate information regarding peacebuilding activities in relation to Syria to interested parties on a quarterly basis. If you wish to have your activities featured in our upcoming newsletter, or have any feedback, please…

Trust Africa Launches the African Giving Knowledge Base

Trust Africa and IssueLab, a service of the US‐based Foundation Center have launched an online database, which consolidates literature on African giving. It currently comprises of almost 800 documents and includes resources
 in English, French, Arabic and Portuguese, covering multiple countries and ranging from formal philanthropic literature to writings on local systems of solidarity. The…

Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize — Nominations deadline extended!

The closing date for nominations for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize has been extended to 30 April 2015. The Prize of £5,000 is for an individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change in an emerging market country or countries. The prize will be for the…

Research published on attitudes to poverty in UK

The Society We Want, a report based on research commissioned by the Webb Memorial Trust by leading pollster YouGov on attitudes to poverty in the UK has shown the qualities that people most treasured were social ones such as fairness, security, safety, freedom, compassion and tolerance. Economic indicators mattered far less. Click here to download the report.…

Workshop on Shrinking Space for Civil Society Berlin | June 11-12, 2015

In recent years, dozens of countries that previously permitted foreign funding have adopted new laws  in order to block cross-border funds, often with the excuse of protecting security, economic interests or public morality, or preserving sovereignty. Funders are invited to take part in a one-and-a-half day Workshop on Shrinking Space for Civil Society on 11-12th…

Conference: A Future Without Poverty March 2, 2015

Monday 2nd March, 10.30am – 5pmHallam Conference Centre44 Hallam Street, London, United Kingdom W1W 6JJ This conference, jointly organised by the Fabian Society and Bright Blue in partnership with the Webb Memorial Trust, will focus on building a cross-party consensus on the attributes of and solutions for twenty-first century poverty. The day will include: A keynote speech from Alan Milburn (chair, Social Mobility…

Alliance seeks new Editor and Executive Director

The Board of the Alliance Publishing Trust (APT), based in London, is looking for a dedicated and inspiring Editor ofAlliance magazine to succeed Founding Editor Caroline Hartnell when she retires next year. Alliance focuses on the roles, impact and potential of philanthropy and social investment worldwide for readers in foundations and with a special interest in philanthropy. The…