New ways of giving by UK Trusts and Foundations: High engagement funding practices

Eliza Buckley and Ben Cairns from the Institute for Voluntary Action Research explore how foundations have begun to explore ways of supporting organisations that go above and beyond the {...}

Smashing Silos in Philanthropy

Niki Jagpal and Kevin Laskowski explore how: The movement toward “strategic philanthropy” has contributed to greater philanthropic effectiveness in many ways. However, the increased focus on narrow issue silos {...}

Hearing from Those We Seek to Help: Nonprofit Practices and Perspectives in Beneficiary Feedback

The Centre for Effective Philanthropy suggests: Nonprofit leaders believe most of their foundation funders lack a deep understanding of their intended beneficiaries’ needs—and they believe this lack of understanding {...}

Transparency, Inclusion and Collaboration: Three ways philanthropy can take its own medicine

Shauna Nep suggests that: With some notable exceptions, the way we as philanthropic institutions currently engage is not only inconsistent with our current values, but also behind the times {...}

Eyes Wide Open: Learning as Strategy Under Conditions of Complexity and Uncertainty

Patricia Patrizi, Elizabeth Heid Thompson,Julia Coffman and Tanya Beer explore the “traps” that hamper foundations in advancing the kind of robust learning needed to guide strategy in these complex {...}