Ariadne’s Thread – October 2018

Ariadne’s Thread – October 2018
Oktober 18, 2018 Lori Stanciu

October 2018

Ariadne’s Thread is a monthly update of events, briefings and research for social change and human rights funders. 

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Ariadne News & Events

NEW PUBLICATION – SHARING DATA RESPONSIBLY: A CONVERSATION GUIDE FOR FUNDERS: Human rights funders collect a lot of data about their grantees – as well as the people that their grantees help. Sharing this data openly can help funders be transparent about their activities and highlight the impact of their grantees’ work. However, it can also increase risks to human rights work if data isn’t collected and managed responsibly. How can funders be transparent about the work they support, while making sure that they aren’t harming grantees or others? Sharing Data Responsibly: A Conversation Guide for Funders is based on research conducted by Ariadne and The Engine Room, with contributions from 360Giving, between March-October 2018.

NEW PUBLICATION – AN INTRODUCTION TO FUNDING JOURNALISM AND MEDIA: We are delighted to announce the release of our new resource: An Introduction to Funding Media and Journalism. Developed by Ariadne and the Transparency and Accountability Initiative and written by Sameer Padania, it aims to help funders boost their understanding of the key issues, debates and approaches in funding journalism and media. We hope that this will help prepare funders focused on human rights, social justice or transparency and accountability to engage in the journalism and media field effectively and ethically, with a stronger shared understanding of why, when and how to do so.

NEW ARIADNE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER: Ariadne is delighted to welcome Nienke Venema of Stichting Democratie en Media to its Advisory Board. We would also like to thank Rachel Takens-Milne of the Legal Education Fund, who stepped down from the Advisory Board this year, for her long-time service.  The Advisory Board is drawn from Ariadne members, in all their diversity, and provides guidance on Ariadne’s strategy, activities, and its overall direction. We would like to thank everyone who submitted expressions of interest.

REGISTER NOW: CLIMATE & INNOVATION: A DIALOGUE: You are invited to join the CLIMA Fund (formerly Grassroots Climate Solutions Fund) for an online dialogue exploring how funders understand the much-used term “innovation”. Ariadne is the co-sponsor of this webinar, alongside Environmental Grantmakers Association, the Human Rights Funders Network, Confluence Philanthropy, the Center for Story-Based Strategy, JusticeFunders, and the Whitman Institute. Novel and creative ideas are needed to tackle the greatest challenge that has faced humanity – climate change. Yet there is significant disagreement about what constitutes innovation, and where that innovation is coming from. In this online conversation, we will unpack how funders understand innovation and what that means for those who receive funding. The session will include a dialogue between invited speakers, followed by smaller group conversations among participants. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 24th October at 20:00 BST/21:00 CEST. To register, please click here.

REGISTER NOW – A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO CAPACITY BUILDING OF EUROPEAN ANTI-DISCRIMINATION NGOs: This meeting will gather representatives of grantmaking foundations to discuss a potential collaborative approach to support NGOs’ capacity-building and exchanges. The discussions will be based on Ariadne’s Seeking an Inclusive Europe report, the results of related workshops and the insights gathered during an upcoming survey of the CSOs’ needs. This meeting will be held in English and is open to representatives of grantmaking foundations who support projects for social change and human rights both in national contexts and internationally within Europe. The event will take place on Wednesday 28th November at 12.00-17.00 CET in Brussels, Belgium. To register, please click here.

SAVE THE DATE – 2019 ARIADNE POLICY BRIEFING: Ariadne is pleased to announce that the 2019 Ariadne Policy Briefing will be held Wednesday 3rd to Friday 5th April 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Individuals from The Social Change Initiative, Fondazione con il Sud, The Baring Foundation, Calala Women’s Fund, SOLIDARNA – Foundation for Human Rights and Solidarity, Fondation Abbé Pierre and Adessium will join this year’s planning committee. More details will follow on the portal soon.

SUBMIT NOW: SESSION PROPOSALS – ARIADNE POLICY BRIEFING 2019: The planning committee for the 2019 Policy Briefing invites you to submit session proposals for plenary and break-out sessions at this event to educate, inform and assist fellow funders. The deadline for submissions is Friday 30th November 2018. If you would like to submit a proposal, please download the session proposal template. Click here for more details and get in touch with should you have any questions.

REGISTER NOW – ARIADNE PORTAL TUITION: An hour of tuition to improve your skill in using the Ariadne Portal will be held on Tuesday 20th November at 15:00 BST. This is an online webinar you can participate in from your desk. To join, you will need a computer or tablet (iPad/Android) to watch the online demonstration. To register, please click here. For additional portal tuition dates, please click here.

*To register for Ariadne events, your institution must be a member organisation of Ariadne. For questions regarding your membership status, please contact Hannah Stevens.


New Research, Articles and Judgements

Fear, Hope and Loss: HOPE not hate was founded on the very principle that if we are to counter narratives of hate, we must offer hope. This means building stronger communities. This research report looks into the scale and drivers of fear and hate, what gives us hope, and what can bring us together.

Combating Child Poverty: An Issue of Fundamental Rights: Almost 25 million children under 18 are at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU. Poverty deprives children of educational opportunities, childcare, access to health care, adequate food and housing, family support and even protection from violence. This report outlines data and survey findings that highlight the magnitude of child poverty in the EU, but also presents tools available to counter this phenomenon and keep track of progress made.

A Brilliant Way of Living Our Lives: How to Talk About Human Rights: Using language data from advocacy, opposition, political speech and popular culture, Anat Shenker-Osorio analysed why certain messages resonate where others falter in the human rights sector in Australia, the UK and the US. Complementing this written discourse were 53 interviews with advocates in these three countries in order to draw out what we wish people believed – the vision for which we’d like to inspire increased activation from present supporters and persuade new ones. Anat sets out her recommendations in this report. The Equality and Human Rights Commission also recently published the reportTalking about human rights: How to identify and engage a range of audiences.’

Roma and Brexit: Report on a Joint All Party Parliamentary Group roundtable event: Roma people have come to the UK with a unique set of experiences which have often been influenced by persistent exclusion and marginalisation in their countries of origin. This has often shaped their settlement in the UK, and withdrawal from the EU may further exacerbate this marginalisation. To consider these issues, a roundtable of the APPG for Migration and APPG for Gypsies, Travellers and Roma was held in July 2018. This report summarises the discussion on situation of Roma in the UK in the context of Brexit.

Big Data, Algorithms and Discrimination: With enormous volumes of data generated every day, more and more decisions are based on data analysis and algorithms. This can bring welcome benefits, such as consistency and objectivity, but algorithms also entail great risks. This EU Fundamental Rights Agency focus paper looks at how the use of automation in decision making can result in, or exacerbate, discrimination.

How international justice can go local: This article from the Open Society Foundations reacts to recent diatribe against the International Criminal Court by U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton, which gave the impression that the International Criminal Court had somehow conjured up international law.

Political rage should be treated like PTSD: In this article, Alex Evans of NYU asks what would happen if we stopped thinking about polarisation as a political issue and thought about it as one of psychology and public health?

Explaining Brexit and the Northern Ireland question: Although Northern Ireland was rarely mentioned during the Brexit referendum campaign, it has become the central challenge to withdrawal negotiations. This article from The Brookings Institution outlines five key takeaways from recent report ‘Divided kingdom: How Brexit is remaking the UK’s constitutional order.’

“We Are Like Dead Souls” – Life Without Legal Capacity in Kazakhstan: In a recent report, Amnesty International reveals that, currently at least 16,000 persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in Kazakhstan have been deprived of legal capacity and a guardian has been appointed to make all decisions for them. This guardianship regime subjects them to discrimination and is the ultimate form of stigmatisation. It prevents them from exercising their human rights and isolates them from society. Kazakhstan must ensure that persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities can exercise their rights fully as equal members of society by putting in place a system of support for persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities to replace the guardianship.

Sick, tortured immigrants locked up for months in Britain: This article from a The Guardian survey of almost 200 detainees held in seven deportation centres in England as of 31st August showed almost 56% were defined as an ‘adult at risk.’ Such individuals are only supposed to be detained in extreme cases, suggesting that Home Office guidelines on detention have been breached. The survey – conducted in association with 11 law firms and charities that work with those facing deportation – also found that a third had dependent children in the UK, and 84% had not been told when they would be deported – implying open-ended incarceration.


Blogs and Other Sites of Interest

ANIMATION: Choosing a world free from Female Genital Cutting: Aissata’s story: This is the true story of Aissata, an activist and changemaker from Northern Senegal who underwent FGM when she was just seven years old. Like a growing number of communities around the world, Aissata’s village went on to make the historic decision to abandon FGC. Her story has now been turned into an animation and accompanying comic, released for the International Day of the Girl Child 2018 and made in collaboration between Orchid Project, Tostan, and PositiveNegatives.

PODCAST: The State of European (dis)Union Pt 1: Central and Eastern Europe: In this episode of German Marshall Fund podcast ‘Out of Order,’ the Fund’s Jonathan Katz, Rachel Tausendfreund and Corinna Horst discuss the state of European (dis)Union in Europe, especially its eastern states. After that, Jonathan sits down with three people who are deeply familiar with the politics of the Visegrad group: Slovakia’s former ambassador to the US and Hungary Rastislav Kacer; Jakub Wisniewski, the former Polish ambassador to the OECD and head of foreign policy planning at the Polish foreign ministry; and Robert Vass, the current president of GLOBSEC.

BLOG: What will Brexit mean for survivors of domestic abuse? As Theresa May pledges to bring a decade of austerity in the UK to a close, it comes too late for the 6 in 10 women who were turned away from refuges last year, following funding cuts to domestic violence services. Increased waiting lists have left women facing a terrible decision: sleep rough or return home to violent partners. This blog from Equality and Diversity Forum’s Gendering Brexit Blog series asks what Brexit will mean for the 1.2 million women throughout England and Wales who will likely experience domestic abuse this year.

BLOG: Understanding when and why countries adopt rights can improve activism: Constitutional provisions are critical to protecting human rights but adopting some rights protections may be more likely if other protections are already in place. This blog from OpenGlobalRights asks if human rights activists can use this knowledge to improve rights protections.

BLOG: Human rights NGOs should learn funding lessons from service providers: Human rights NGOs in Central and Eastern Europe are facing increased hostility from governments and declining legitimacy in public opinion, while social service providing NGOs are not similarly threatened. This blog from OpenGlobalRights asks if human rights organisations could learn from this difference.

EXPLAINER: Why Half a Degree of Global Warming Is a Big Deal: This short article from The New York Times explains in illustrations and simple terms the recent IPPC report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5˚C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.

VIDEO: 3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace: We’re taught to believe that hard work and dedication will lead to success, but that’s not always the case. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation are among the many factors that affect our chances, says writer and advocate Melinda Epler, and it’s up to each of us to be allies for those who face discrimination. In this video, Epler shares three ways to support people who are underrepresented in the workplace.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Another Way Home: OSF online exhibit Moving Walls 25 / Another Way Home features eight projects by 13 visionary artists, journalists, and creative technologists dedicated to re-envisioning the topic of migration through documentary practice.

Do you have a great blog post, case study or podcast you’d like to contribute? We would love to feature it. Email Hannah Stevens at


Girls to the Front: A snapshot of girl-led organising: This report from FRIDA: Young Feminist Fund and Mama Cash showcases the brave and innovative organising led by girls around the world and features perspectives of girl advisors from five different countries with diverse backgrounds, profiles and skills. We see it as an exciting opportunity to spotlight how girl-led organising takes place and how funders can provide flexible support that responds to the needs of girls and their organising. Click here for a video teaser.

Deciding Together: Shifting Power and Resources Through Participatory Grantmaking: Funders are increasingly looking to engage the communities they serve in the grantmaking process, but there are few resources about how to do so. This guide explores how funders can engage in participatory grantmaking and cede decision-making power about funding decisions to the very communities they aim to serve.

Gender-wise Philanthropy Guide: The Australian Women Donors Network has released its Gender-Wise Philanthropy Guide, a short and easy-to-read resource that: provides a snapshot of the existing disadvantage experienced by women locally and globally; presents inspiring case studies where women have been the key to transformational change; and maps out a step-by-step guide for philanthropists on how to review and apply a gender lens to their giving.

Invest in Citizens: The best way to push back against closing civic space in Europe and Eurasia: This blog from The Centre for Strategic & International Studies argues that lack of broad citizen engagement in civic activities and disconnect between formal CSOs and citizens have allowed the attach on civil society to take root. The author believes that, in order for the sector to withstand the pressure being exerted on it in the short term and grow and become self-sustaining in the long term, these two underlying factors must be addressed.

Donor Survey: State of Funding for LBQ Movements: The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash have launched a global donor survey on the State of Funding for LBQ Movements. All private, public, and community foundations, charities, women’s funds, intermediaries and re-granting organisations that provide funds for LGBTQI rights, women’s rights, and human rights issues broadly, are invited to participate.

Intersectionality and Demographic Data in Philanthropy: If philanthropy is serious about its mission, it has to get serious about intersectionality. Data is needed to unpack the layers of oppression and systemic inequities that keep us from making substantial progress. However, this blog argues that philanthropy’s data collection efforts haven’t even begun to contemplate this complex issue.

German Foundations on the Brink of Change: In an interview  with Alliance Magazine, Felix Oldenburg, General Secretary of Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations) claims that German foundations are on the brink of change.

Forbes 400 List of Richest Americans Introduces Philanthropy Score: This article from Philanthropy News Digest looks at how, according to the latest edition of the Forbes 400, only twenty-nine of America’s four hundred richest individuals have given at least $1 billion and/or 20 percent of their total net worth to philanthropic causes.

Just Say No: The Art of the Turndown: This blog from Exponent Philanthropy argues that rejection is an inevitable part of the foundation/grant-seeker relationship-building process, and so learning to say no, politely and confidently, is an essential skill. is a hub to inspire, connect and inform youth grantmaking. How are youth funders and activists approaching critical issues facing the world today? Check out this page  to take an in depth look at current funding data, strategies and stories of youth working to effect change within environment, immigration and mental health.

The next Thread will go out on Thursday 15th November. We would love to hear from you! Please contact Hannah Stevens by 13th November if you would like to share announcements, events, or resources for the next issue. 


Jobs and Tenders

Partnership Associate, Social Tech – Comic Relief: The Partnership Associate, Social Tech at Comic Relief will manage the partner-funded Tech for Good and Tech vs Abuse portfolios in the UK. The successful candidate will lead on the associated grant making, and act as the day to day point of contact for funding partners. They will represent Comic Relief’s Social Tech work internally and externally, helping to build on the organisation’s position in this sector. As one of Comic Relief’s key cross-cutting approaches to social change, Social Tech is a fast-developing area of their portfolio, funding innovative solutions to social challenges. Location: London, United Kingdom. Deadline for application is 21st October 2018.

Director, Program on Independent Journalism – Open Society Foundations: OSF is looking for a new director to lead its Program on Independent Journalism. The successful candidate will be responsible for guiding the program’s strategy; identifying major shifts and trends and shaping the program’s goals and portfolios accordingly; overseeing grant-making to more than a hundred organisations every year; building and maintaining communications within OSF and with other philanthropies; and leading and supporting the development of a team of 14 staff. The director will be expected to bring innovative thought leadership and conceptualise the ways OSF can support the field as a grant-maker, be a catalyser of networks and a promoter of pioneering work. Location: London, United Kingdom. Deadline for applications is 31st October 2018.

Grant Managers – Trust for London: Trust for London is seeking one or two Grant Managers on a full or part-time basis. The ideal candidates will have at least three years’ experience of project management at a senior level in the voluntary and community sector. They should have good analytical and communication skills, an understanding of social policy issues relevant to poverty and inequality, and a keen interest in promoting social justice. The trust is looking for experience and skills in one or more of these areas: Disability and Race equality; Low pay and economic inequality; and Research (especially quantitative analysis). Location: London, United Kingdom. Deadline for application is 25th October 2018.

Social Finance Team Coordinator – British Asian Trust: The British Asian Trust is looking for a Social Finance Team Coordinator to support the management of their recently launched $11 million Development Impact Bond, and a wider portfolio of social finance initiatives. This is a great opportunity to be involved in a new model of philanthropic funding for international development projects. Location: London, United Kingdom and India. Deadline for application is 26th October 2018.

Grants Manager – Lloyds Bank Foundation: Lloyds Bank Foundation is looking to appoint a Grants Manager, who will be responsible for a regional grant portfolio of c.£3m. The successful candidate will have at least three years’ experience providing developmental support to help strengthen charities as well as previous experience in undertaking grant assessment and grant management work. Candidates should also have well-established networks across the voluntary sector and a good understanding of the environment that small and local charities are operating in. Location: North East England region. Deadline for application is the 22nd October 2018.

Program Specialist – Open Society Foundations: The Open Society Foundations seeks a Program Specialist to work as part of its Special Initiatives and Partnerships team within U.S. Programs. The role requires specialised knowledge of advocacy and how independent non-profit organisations and community-based efforts and movements can bring about social change. The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience in local, state, and/or federal advocacy, civic engagement, nonpartisan political participation, organisational capacity building, public leadership development, structures of democratic participation, social movements and/or grassroots organising, or related fields. Location: New York, United States of America. Deadline for Application is 26th October 2018.

Grant Portfolio & Contracts Manager – The LEGO Foundation: The LEGO Foundation is seeking a Grant Portfolio & Contracts Manager that will make full use of their analytical skills, work on philanthropic projects and collaborate with colleagues across the organisation. The successful candidate will be part of the Excellence team; working on the operational side of the foundation with grants administration, numerous stakeholders and grantees. They will help realise the Foundation’s strategic direction, ensure clear agreements with external partners, assess risks and securing compliance, present constructive feedback to internal colleagues and guide relevant stakeholders for each grant. Location: Billund, Denmark. Deadline: Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

*For more jobs, see the ‘Career Opportunities’ section on the landing page of the Ariadne portal.


Public Meetings

November 18th – December 1st
International Conference on Alternatives to Imprisonment: Turkey has the fastest growing prison population among European Council member countries and it has the eighth highest prison population in the world. In the current global context where prisons are becoming more widespread and preferred, the organisers of this conference argue in favour of the search for critical and alternative crime policies that do not focus on imprisonment. The conference will act as a platform to foster dialogue and discussion about alternatives to imprisonment. The event will take place between 24th and 25th November 2018 in Ankara, Turkey.


November 18th – 24th
Basel Convention on Philanthropy: International speakers from the NPO sector, politics, research, and business will come together to address the diversity and future challenges of philanthropy. The conference organisers invite you to join the conversation about the role of philanthropy in important issues such as digitalisation, migration, impact measurement, globalisation, health crises, democracy, and sustainability. The event will take place between 19th and 20th November 2018 in Basel, Switzerland.


November 11th – 17th
PILnet Global Forum: The PILnet Global Forum will focus on how its global network can reclaim law as a force for good and find ways to collaborate in making law work for all. Bringing together expertise and networks from around the world, the 2018 Forum will give innovation a global stage. It will connect leading activists, academics, pro bono professionals and public interest law champions and provide them with opportunities to share the most effective techniques and skills of the legal profession – all in benefit of the public interest. The event will take place between 12th and 14th November 2018 in Berlin, Germany.


October 21st – 27th
Brussels Expert Circle of the European Journalism Funders Forum: At this forum, politicians, policy-makers, foundations and journalists will take an in-depth look at what’s needed to support a thriving and healthy media sector in Europe. Participants will look at this from the perspective of European legislative and regulatory efforts surrounding the future of journalism at national and European levels, as well as what foundations have experimented with in Europe. The meeting will seek to help all players understand how to build on one another’s strengths, in particular with the forthcoming European elections and next legislature in mind. Specific challenges examined will include disinformation and the rise of populism, the regulation of platforms and R&D efforts for media innovation. The event will take place on 23rd October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. If you have any questions, contact

December 9th – 15th
EFC Research Forum Workshop: Developing Foundation Thinking for Future Data Policy: Open data involves complex issues that research organisations are trying to grapple with, in relation to ethics as well as issues of security, data management and others. Although an open data policy has been pursued by the European Commission in the field of research, the new GDPR will have an impact. For data to be truly open to the general public, issues of accessibility must be considered. This workshop aims to unpack these issues which face researchers and research-funders alike. The workshop will open with a keynote exploring the issues that open data entails, including understanding the consequences and limits of implementing an open data policy. A panel of researchers will then present how they are dealing with open data and the lessons they have learned. As open data is a key policy in DG Research and the wider European Commission, participants will also look at Horizon Europe and the infrastructure being built on a European scale. The event will take place on 13th December 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.


November 4th – 10th
Investigative Journalism Workshop: Follow the money, follow the bank, follow the proxy. A workshop on how to track down and expose organised crime and corruption across borders and databases. How do criminals think, how do they grow their influence and where do they hide their ill-gotten gains? OCCRP (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project) investigative journalists will share data, tools and skills to stop corrupt politicians from conducting business as usual. A practical experience where participants will receive datasets and will team up to investigate beyond frontiers. The event will take place between 7th and 9th November 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.

November 25th – 1st December
How to be a Successful Advocate: A Hands-On Workshop on Advocacy: Inspired by his work with dozens of organisations around the globe, including NGOs, donor organisations, media outlets and think tanks, Marius Dragomir has collected in the past 15 years a large database of advocacy tools and strategies, which is an invaluable body of knowledge for groups and organisations doing or planning to do advocacy work. Using this trove of information and the lessons he learned through his experience in designing, planning and running advocacy work, Dragomir has created a new, fully comprehensive advocacy methodology, which is heavily anchored in data and information and highly focused on results. The workshop provides the basis for planning fact-based advocacy work in the policy field. The workshop is mostly suited for NGOs and civil society groups involved in advocacy, donor organisations that fund advocates and advocacy campaigns, and think tanks. The event will take place between 28th – 30th November in Budapest, Hungary.


November 11th – 17th
Megaphone: Changing the Game: Activists and NGOs are facing a global pushback. Technology is accelerating that process and it’s important to better understand how it’s happening. But technology can also connect people and amplify the activist response. Megaphone is an international event with an unconference spirit that provides space for collaborative discussions and peer-to-peer learning to brainstorm new ideas between activists, action groups, and NGOs who are struggling in the era of misinformation and social media algorithms. The event will take place between 13th and 15th November in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

November 4th – 10th
Just Giving: why philanthropy is failing democracy and how it can do better: Though we may laud wealthy individuals who give away their money for society’s benefit, Robert Reich shows how such generosity not only isn’t the unassailable good we think it to be but might also undermine democratic values and set back aspirations of justice. Big philanthropy is often an exercise of power, the conversion of private assets into public influence. And it is a form of power that is largely unaccountable, often perpetual, and lavishly tax-advantaged. The affluent—and their foundations—reap vast benefits even as they influence policy without accountability. And small philanthropy, or ordinary charitable giving, can be problematic as well. Charity, it turns out, does surprisingly little to provide for those in need and sometimes worsens inequality. The event will take place on 7th November 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

November 11th – 17th
Unbecoming British: Citizenship, Migration and the Transformation of Rights into Privileges: The Orwell Foundation invites you to The Orwell Lecture 2018, delivered by author Kamila Shamsie on the question of ‘citizenship, migration and the transformation of rights into privileges’. The lecture will consider the cost of recent attempts to move citizenship from ‘a protected legal status to a privilege’. “In the last few years the line ‘citizenship is a privilege not a right’ has been heard increasingly from the mouths of Home Secretaries and Prime Ministers. Alongside this statement we’ve seen the increasing expansion in – and use of – the government’s powers to strip Britons of their citizenship. What is the cost of this attempt to move citizenship from a protected legal status to a privilege, and does it create a two-tiered system of citizenship?” The event will take place on 13th November 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

November 11th – 17th
Family Philanthropy: When the Future Meets the Present: A lot of attention is drawn towards the new generation of philanthropists – millennials who will benefit from one of the most important passages of wealth in history. As this wealth passes between generations, issues may arise. Opinions and views may differ as to how their philanthropic efforts should progress. Family foundations are taking steps to engage the next generation, and in many organisations all generations are involved in influencing giving decisions and operations as a means to educate and prepare family members for a philanthropic career. Understanding these dynamics and influences between generations will play an important role in the practice of professional advisors. The event will take place on 15th November 2018 in London, United Kingdom.


October 28th – November 17th
Civil Society Voice: Charities have a long and proud tradition of advocating for social change, yet the space for campaigning has become ever tighter in recent years. Restrictions in grants and contracts, the Lobbying Act, and attacks on charities for being ‘too political’ have all made it harder for civil society to speak truth to power. Bond and Quakers in Britain are working with organisations from across the UK to push back against these restrictions and create a more open environment for advocacy and campaigning. The organisers of this half-day event want to hear from you about your experience of advocating for social change in your area, and how you think support for campaigning and the rules that govern it can be improved. The event will be an opportunity to learn more about the wider environment for voice and campaigning in the UK; connect with other organisations and share your experiences; and hear from leading civil society voices about work that is already underway to push for change. The event will take place on 1st November 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. This is a series of meetings, with others taking place in London, United Kingdom on 5th November and Edinburgh, Scotland on 13th November.


December 2nd – 8th
2018 Corporate Philanthropy Conference: This event will equip participants with new strategies, ideas, data and tools to refresh existing social impact and stakeholder engagement programmes. Starting from the inside out, leading practitioners will delve into growing employee expectations, which require collaboration between corporate citizenship, HR and communications teams. Participants will join innovators and peers from the front lines to gain new insights for handling a whole range of issues. From discussions on #MeToo and #NeverAgain to immigration and diversity, this event will provide best practices, case studies, and practical tools for the uncertain, high-stakes road ahead. The event will take place between 4th and 5th December 2018.


October 21st – 27th
Hague Talks: Is there Justice for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence? How do we ensure justice for survivors of gender-based violence? How do we protect and support them? And how do we address harms in different legal systems varying from centuries old customary practices to international law and norms? On UN day, three human rights practitioners with vast experience at the national and international level talk about their experiences and life-time motivation to pursue justice for survivors of gender-based violence. The event will take place on 24th October 2018 in The Hague, The Netherlands.


November 25th – December 1st
EVPA Annual Conference: EVPA invites you to attend its 14th Annual Conference ‘New Frontiers for Impact’ in Warsaw, Poland. Currently, only 2% of venture philanthropy investments are allocated to CEE, while 67% go to Western Europe. Social entrepreneurs face difficulties in accessing patient early stage capital that does not demand high financial returns. By organising this event in Central Eastern Europe, EVPA hopes to build a different message around the region, to increase resources and bring new actors into the sector. The event will take place between 29th and 30th November 2018 in Warsaw, Poland.

Ariadne is supported by the American Jewish World Service, MacArthur Foundation, Oak Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Sigrid Rausing Trust, Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Adessium Foundation, Democracy and Media Foundation, David and Elaine Potter Foundation and Digital Impact (Stanford University).

Ariadne is also supported by voluntary contributions from its participants

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