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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 …

Foundations at scale

Andrew Milner 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

What do we mean by scaling up interventions? The Alliance website uses the following definition: ‘The ability to expand programmes, projects or ideas in collaboration with other foundations and/or government, business and civil society.’ The …

What makes an effective foundation?

1 Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

Welcome to the fourth 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 Dan Corry, chief executive of …

Philanthropy in China: It’s time for the teachers to learn

He Jin 6 February 2018

Beijing, China ‘Giving someone fish is not as good as teaching him fishing. For giving a man a fish can feed him for a day, but teaching him to fish can feed him for a …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #PhilanthropyMedia

Emily Hurley 30 January 2018

The most recent Alliance breakfast panel hosted by CAF at their headquarters near London’s Fleet Street, featured a stellar panel debating the relationship between philanthropy and the media, the topic of Alliance’s December 2017 issue. …

Co-Impact: well-endowed, but can it shift the power?

1 Alliance magazine 23 January 2018

Towards the end of last year, foundations and philanthropists including the Rockefeller Foundation, Richard Chandler, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll and Romesh and Kathy Wadhwani, launched the Co-impact initiative, a collaboration to bring ‘large-scale, …

Philanthropy should fund the media for its own sake

Rhodri Davies and Fran Yeoman 9 January 2018

Many are starting to ask whether general support for journalism as an end in itself should constitute a valid focus of philanthropy; given the recently renewed acceptance of the idea that news gathering and reporting …

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 …