Professional grantmakers attempt to do their best in a world of difficult choices and constant pressure from every direction. Authors Gemma Bull and Tom Steinberg offer some simple, memorable advice to help you keep heading in the right direction when the pressures of the grantmaking life get too much.
A new guide for community foundations in Hungary is out. It describes the systematic dismantling of the civil society sector over the last decade. Despite a challenging operating environment community foundations provide a space for civil society engagement, building trust and mobilising resources.
Trust in philanthropy is eroding. This has led to heightened scrutiny and critique of the philanthropic sector by the public, politicians and commentators. The question for philanthropies now is how to react and remedy these perceptions.
by Emma Hutchins, ACF How do you measure a sector that isn’t defined? This is the challenge we meet each year when we produce Foundation Giving Trends, studying the foundation landscape in the UK. With an estimated 12,000 registered grant-making charities, focusing on the top 300 may seem like the tip of the iceberg. In…
New study tackles taxes and ambiguity in the philanthropic sector in Switzerland and yields concrete numbers.
The significance of the role of foundations in funding academic research over the last 100 years is revealed in a research study ‘Support troops for Science’ (‘Tieteen tukijoukot’).