(In)equality through Unrestricted Grantmaking

The Foundation Review, August 2021 This peer-reviewed publication is based on Olivier Hunnik’s master thesis on trust and power in the collaboration between the Dutch Charity Lotteries and their grantees. The article featured in a special issue of The Foundation Review on ‘Shifting Power in Philanthropy’. Read the article here. Key points Since 1989, the […]

Leaving it to trust

Alliance Magazine, June 2021 For the June 2021 edition of Alliance Magazine, Pamala Wiepking wrote a piece on her professorship. She analyzes the state of knowledge on unrestricted funding, identifies gaps in the literature, and encourages researchers and practitioners to engage in conversations on the pros and cons of unrestricted funding. Read the article here.

Vlog: Vrij besteedbare financiering (Dutch)

Normaal organiseert het Centrum voor Filantropische Studies op de Dag van de Filantropie een symposium. In 2021 werd gekozen voor een andere vorm: alle onderzoekers maakten vlogs over hun projecten. Arjen de Wit nam deze video op, waarin hij de onderzoeksagenda en eerste resultaten presenteert van het onderzoek naar vrij besteedbare financiering: wat zijn de […]

Urban Institute – Participatory Grantmaking Aims to Dismantle Power Imbalances

Gaynair, Gillian (2021). ‘Participatory Grantmaking Aims to Dismantle Power Imbalances between Funders and the Communities They Serve’. Urban Wire, May 12. From the article: “Although the practice — called participatory grantmaking – is not new, the evidence surrounding it is. We don’t know much about what motivates foundations to give community members a voice in […]

ChiaKo Hung – Restricted Revenues and Nonprofit Service Delivery

Hung, ChiaKo (2021). ‘Restricted Revenues and Nonprofit Service Delivery: The Roles of Financial Discretion’. Voluntas 32, 136–150. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11266-020-00286-7 Abstract (from the website):“The proposition that restricted revenues inhibit nonprofit service delivery by reducing their financial discretion has accumulated in the academic literature but has not been empirically tested. Using a sample of arts and culture nonprofits […]

Inaugural lecture prof. Wiepking

The Societal Significance of Charity Lotteries March 19, 2021, Pamala Wiepking formally accepted her chair ‘The Societal Significance of Charity Lotteries’ at the Vrije Universiteit, supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery. Her inaugural lecture was broadcasted with a livestream, of which a recording can be viewed here. Please find here the full text of the […]

nfpSynergy – People’s Postcode Lottery: Funding for Impact

Wallace, F., & Saxton, J. (2018). People’s Postcode Lottery: Funding for Impact. London, UK: nfpSynergy. From the report: “The size of the charitable support received from players of People’s Postcode Lottery in the Britain is one thing, the quality of its impact is quite another. This report is based on our research with the organisations […]

nfpSynergy – Taking nothing for granted

Saxton, J., & Lindström, E. (2012). Taking nothing for granted: a research report into what charities think a model grant-maker looks like. nfpSynergy. From the website: “In early 2012 the John Ellerman Foundation embarked on a strategic review to find out what a model grant-maker looks like in the eyes of applicants and grantees, and […]

CEP – In Search of Impact

Huang, J., Buchanan, P., & Buteau, E. (2006). In Search of Impact: Practices and Perceptions in Foundations’ Provision of Program and Operating Grants to Nonprofits. Cambridge, MA: Center for Effective Philanthropy. From the report: “Foundation and nonprofit executives have long discussed debated how grantmakers can best support nonprofits. Some prominent leaders have argued in recent […]

GEO Funders – General Operating Support: Action Guide

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. (2007). General Operating Support: Action Guide. Washington, D.C.: GEO Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. From the website of GEO Funders: “What is general operating support? How are grantmakers providing it? GEO’s answer to these questions (and more) were inspired by a spirited conversation that took place in early 2007 on the GEO […]