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Interview with Ellen Dorsey of the Wallace Global Fund

3 August 2015
Caroline Hartnell

Nick van Praag of Keystone’s Ground Truth project meets with locals of Pakistan's Sindh Province in 2013 to see if they're satisfied with efforts to help them recover from floods.
feature 1 June 2015

Feedback loops: going for the ‘early majority’?

Peacekeeping - MINUSTAH
opinion 1 June 2015

Where are the foundation chief information officers?

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feature 1 June 2015

How constituent feedback can help government

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article 1 June 2015

Plugging the leaking bucket of illicit financial flows in Africa


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Crisis in Greece leads to a new paradigm in philanthropy

3 August 2015
Sotiris Laganopoulos

Up until 2009, Greek philanthropic foundations’ priorities were mainly education, culture, people with special needs, the protection of the environment and the improvement of medical treatment – medical equipment for …

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 …


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 …