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Alliance Breakfast Club: #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 12 June 2018

Alliance magazine travelled outside of London in late May to host a quarterly Breakfast Club in partnership with WINGS at the EFC Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The mission was to illuminate philanthropy’s global infrastructure to …

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A new fund for democracy and solidarity in Europe

Stefan Schäfers 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

A group of 18 foundations have set up a €4 million fund to support civil society and improve the public discourse Liberal democracies in the European Union have been under stress over the past few …

Victoria Falls, Zambia. Credit: Tee La Rosa

A journey to community philanthropy in Zambia

Barbara Nost and Tarisai Jangara 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

If the old vessel is foundering, don’t cling to the wreckage – build a new boat In 2011, Zambia was classified as a low-middle-income country, which had many economic and other implications for the country. …

The state of Asian philanthropy

Mark Sidel 15 May 2018 For Subscribers

Despite the title of this article, can there be said to be a ‘state’ of Asian philanthropy? One of the sector’s most obvious traits is its diversity but some trends and issues seem discernibly common. …

How philanthropy infrastructure can promote evidence-based giving

Aurelia Kassatly 8 May 2018 For Subscribers

Evidence-based philanthropy is more talked about than done. Philanthropy support organisations can help to remedy this. Though evidence-based giving and data-driven philanthropy have become buzzwords in the sector, they have yet to be widely practised …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #DiasporaPhilanthropy

Emily Hurley 1 May 2018

Alliance‘s quarterly breakfast panel, hosted for the first time at London’s Mosaic Rooms, included a lively and diverse panel to discuss the magazine’s March 2018 issue, which focuses on diaspora philanthropy and its global role. …

Should philanthropy be doing better?

Alliance magazine 24 April 2018

Welcome to the fifth Alliance Audio. This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world. In the fifth Alliance audio podcast editor Charles Keidan hosts a …

A Revolution of Capital

1 Clara Miller 10 April 2018

Institutional philanthropy, whose self-appointed roles include providing risk capital for society, leading transformational change and addressing society’s greatest challenges, has not kept up and adjusted to the times. If we want philanthropy to stay relevant …

Asian giving circles come of age

Rob John 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Recent studies from the US, Europe and Asia have found a surge in the growth of giving circle membership. Not only that, our latest research from Asia supports those studies in suggesting that participation in …

New approaches to scale: make sure the talk turns to action

Donzelina Barroso and Naamah Paley Rose 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Issues that have classically been addressed through public policy – issues such as ocean warming, migration, and the increased pressure on urban areas – are now more global and interconnected in nature. They require different …