Our team members regularly share their ideas and thoughts on topics and issues we are working on. This does not happen in regular intervals, but whenever we feel that we have something to say.
Our last reading recommendations in 2018 give an overview on global corporate giving, present the latest numbers on European venture philanthropy, explain how a partnership between corporations and NGOs succeed and warn about cyber-security risks for foundations. Enjoy!
Our reading recommendations for November inform about the current state of philanthropy in Europe, the opportunities of employee engagement for social purpose organisations and give an update on climate change. Enjoy!
For this month’s reading we have compiled a list of articles which cover the positive effects and opportunities of corporate philanthropic engagement and the findings of the second "Goalkeepers Report" by the Gates Foundation. Enjoy!
Employees in the US annually make more than four million US dollars in donations via their workplace. In the UK, Australia and other English-speaking countries, ‘workplace giving’ – also known as ‘employee giving’ – is very common. The basic idea is fairly simple ...
The reading recommendations for September provide ideas on how to restore trust in democracy, how private foundations handle transparency and offer insider perspectives on the philanthropic sector. Enjoy!
by James Law, Director, Partner & Relationship Development, from GrantBook
Following our joint workshop on Digital Strategy at Deutscher StiftungsTag in May 2018, James Law outlined his learnings.
GrantBook is a team of philanthropy solutions advisors enabling foundations and their networks to catalyze high-impact philanthropy by connecting people, technology, and insights. Founded in 2012, GrantBook’s team of 15 professionals from diverse backgrounds, passionate about social impact and knowledgeable about 150+ software tools, serve as trusted advisors and partners to grantmakers (including private & community foundations, grantmaking nonprofits, corporate philanthropists, and impact investors). The team believes that focusing on effectiveness, efficiency, and empathy within the philanthropic sector is a powerful tool for effecting transformative social change. GrantBook is based in Toronto, Ontario and is a certified B-Corp.
Among this month’s recommendations: an analysis of Giving USA 2018 report, articles on responsibility of businesses for civil society, on how to combat ageism, and on the transformative power of having everyone at a school understand and endorse family engagement as a core strategy. Enjoy!
For this month we found stimulating articles on the predictability of the relations between non-profit organizations and their donors, the importance of community foundations for achieving the SGDs, SDG data sets on global philanthropic investments aligned to the distinct SDGs, and a single European market for philanthropy. Enjoy!
In the NGO sector, projects are rarely evaluated by an independent organization. This is often due to the fact that grant makers do not generally provide funds for external evaluation. However, the investment is mutually beneficial for both the grantee and the grant maker. In this blog Anna Wolf shares an example from our consulting work with Mondelēz International Foundation, the foundation of the Mondelēz Food Company.
Marten Runge supported us for the past four months as an intern at Beyond Philanthropy. In this blog entry, he shares his reasons for choosing us for his internship.
The study “MEHRWERT²”, jointly developed by Beyond Philanthropy and Social Impact, was published in September. In his blogpost, Maximilian Grimm describes the relevance and implications of new approaches to corporate social innovation.
Regarding the non-profit sector, transparency has always been an important topic. In this blog post, Anne-Sophie Oehrlein explains why the lack of transparency is particularly remarkable when it comes to (corporate) foundations.