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How much influence does philanthropy have?

27 September 2016
Alliance magazine

View of south Mumbai.
Special feature 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Realizing the power of philanthropy in India

Sambalpur, Odisha, a cycle rally on gender issues (partner organization: Patang). Credit: NFI Partners
Special feature 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

What role for philanthropy in a democratic India?

On International Women’s Day 2016, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa, led by former Nigerian first lady Toyin Saraki (second on the left), called for gender equality, especially in education and employment.
Special feature 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Big philanthropy and policy change in Africa

Presenting the EFC’s new strategic framework at this year’s EFC conference.
Special feature 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Foundations or philanthropy: what’s in a name? Interview with Gerry Salole


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Why communities must drive social change

29 September 2016
Ferdi Hepworth

As I sat at the Philanthropy Australia conference last week, soaking up the inspiration, a memory kept popping into my head. I was introduced to the concept of social enterprise …

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors announce head of new London office

29 September 2016
Alliance magazine

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) yesterday announced that Donzelina Barroso, in her new role of Director of Global Philanthropy, will launch their new London office in early 2017. Barroso has more than …

British foundation giving edges towards £3 billion

28 September 2016
Alliance magazine

British foundations’ grant-making increased to a record £2.7 billion according to Foundation Giving Trends 2016, a report published today by the UK’s Association of Charitable Foundations. While still falling short …


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What influence does philanthropy exert?

Special feature Alliance magazine 6 September 2016

There are increasing signs of philanthropy influencing policy and policy networks but, as yet, no overarching theory of how it does so. Philanthropic traditions vary, as do the political, social …

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Introduction to the Special feature

Special feature Charles Keidan 6 September 2016

How assertive should private philanthropy be, or be allowed to be, in its efforts to influence public life? Philanthropy’s relative freedom gives it a unique vantage point to address social …

Graça Machel leading a panel discussion on the economic impact of the Ebola epidemic on business in Africa and business’s response to the outbreak.

A new era for African philanthropy

Special feature Bhekinkosi Moyo 6 September 2016

There has never been a greater time for African philanthropy and philanthropy in general than today. The momentum and interest around philanthropy have grown – at times surprisingly so, given …