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What can foundations gain from constituent feedback? Responses to the June special feature

18 July 2015
Alliance magazine

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Net Promoter Score for non-profits?

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From best practice to common practice: interview with Kathy Reich

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The SDGs and climate change: a chance to join the dots

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Communities of practice and the multiplier effect


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Mott and MacArthur end Russian grantmaking

31 July 2015
Alliance magazine

Two US foundations have pulled out of Russia, citing laws restricting cross-border funding of non-governmental organizations, which identifies foreign funders as ‘foreign agents’. The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and the …

Beyond Accountability: Feedback as transformation

30 July 2015
Alliance magazine

Beyond Accountability: Feedback as Transformation is the title of Alliance magazine’s June 2015 special feature, and this was the topic of the Alliance breakfast club, kindly hosted by the Shell …

Should human rights funds just say no to corporate alliances?

29 July 2015
John Harvey

Without a doubt, the highpoint of the IHRFG conference 14-15 July in New York City was a formal live debate – unfortunately a rare form of discourse at philanthropy conferences. …


Thanks to the Biomimicry Institute, we appreciate that our species is anything but unique in its reliance on feedback. Perhaps few feedback loops are as striking as that between acacia trees and giraffes.

Feedback as democracy in social change practice

feature David Bonbright, Elizabeth Christopherson and Fadel Ndiame 1 June 2015

A huge shift is happening in the social sector. Dennis Whittle traces it all the way back to the birth of democracy in Greece circa 594 BCE. The people are …

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LIFT: The search for a predictive indicator

feature Alliance magazine 1 June 2015

Last year, LIFT started working with a man named Mr Assefa who, despite working full time, lives several thousand dollars below the US federal poverty line of just $28,410 annually …

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Digital Green: Video-based learning within rural networks

feature Alliance magazine 1 June 2015

Digital Green’s video-enabled, knowledge–sharing work has smallholder farming communities at its core. Small farmers in low–income countries like India and Ethiopia typically make do with dated and abstract agricultural information …