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Walk with us, not over us: how to build philanthropy’s social license

Krystian Seibert 12 December 2017

Melbourne, Australia Australian philanthropy’s work alongside indigenous people can serve as an example of respectful relationships. At its best, philanthropy challenges the prevailing culture and expectations in societies around the world. When so much of …

Does philanthropy need a new story? 

Oksana Oracheva and Barry Knight 5 December 2017

A quiet revolution is under way in philanthropy. There is growth in unexpected places, a proliferation of new organizational forms, increased scepticism about the Anglo-American model, and a fine balance between large opportunities and unprecedented threats. These trends point in …

What is philanthropy infrastructure for?

Andrew Milner 5 December 2017

The featured topic of the June 2018 issue of Alliance will be the evolution of philanthropy infrastructure – the organizations underpinning philanthropy worldwide. As the world changes, how can infrastructure organizations help philanthropy navigate and …

The SDGs: a call to collective action

Myles Wickstead 28 November 2017

The SDGs are universal – they apply everywhere and to everyone. So where does philanthropy come in? Let’s begin with a bit of history. The broad framework for aid and development from 2000 to 2015 …

A conflict of interests: when foundations invest in arms and tobacco

Laura Starita and Timothy Ogden 21 November 2017 For Subscribers

How much good must a foundation do in order to justify investments in companies whose products cause harm? Take the Rockefeller Foundation, which invests some of its assets with Cerberus Capital Management, an American private …

Global corporations avoid millions in tax – and philanthropy benefits!

1 Halima Mahomed 14 November 2017 For Subscribers

Johannesburg, South Africa What do a British-based minerals company, French-based energy company, Dutch-based homeware company and Belgian-based beverage company have in common? First, they are multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Africa who have been implicated …

Australian National Community Foundation Forum: the ‘SMIRF’ capital of community foundations

Alliance magazine 24 October 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s Australian National Community Foundation Forum, in Melbourne, Australia. We provided coverage of the event from: Ben Rodgers, Executive Officer at the Inner North Community Foundation, Australia. …

Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Jacob Beck 17 October 2017

Last week’s Alliance Breakfast Club, held at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in London, discussed philanthropy’s diversity issues, a central focus of the September issue of Alliance magazine, guest edited by Sumitra Misha and Angela Seay. The role …

Latin America: sharing philanthropy, not hoarding wealth

2 Florencia Roitstein 10 October 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. In 2014, the richest 10 per cent kept 71 per cent of the region’s wealth. If this trend continues, according to Oxfam’s …

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Alliance magazine 19 September 2017

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