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Time for philanthropy infrastructure to step out of the shadows

1 Maria Chertok 29 May 2018

Philanthropy is going through big changes. Its support infrastructure must assert itself now As philanthropy grows in importance and extends into new areas of the globe, it is crucial to ensure that there is an …


Benjamin Bellegy: Heads together to #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Benjamin Bellegy 29 May 2018

There are many good reasons to invest in infrastructure and all of them point to the need for concerted thought and action It is not that common to debate the question of philanthropy infrastructure. It’s …


Funders views: Why infrastructure matters

Alliance magazine 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy infrastructure is a crucial tool that enables the realization of potential to nurture philanthropic pursuits Yanni Peng of Narada Foundation, Vladimir Potanin and Oksana Oracheva of Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Ridgway White of Mott …

Types of philanthropy support

Alliance magazine 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

The world of philanthropy support is increasingly multi-faceted. Philanthropy ‘infrastructure’ is something of a catch-all for a multiplicity of organizational forms and functions which defy easy categorization – an assortment of membership associations, research and …

Pioneers of philanthropy support

Andrew Milner 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Alliance associate editor Andrew Milner profiles some of the key people past and present who have been instrumental to the development of philanthropy infrastructure and have made major contributions both internationally and in their respective …

Riding the tiger of technological change

Rhodri Davies 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy support organizations have a vital role in ensuring that disruptive technology leads to change for the better Technology is opening up new opportunities to empower marginalized and disenfranchised communities around the world, and new …

The infrastructure behind the infrastructure

Lucy Bernholz 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

The digital space is the infrastructure that we all depend on. But for civil society to secure its freedom of thought and action is a major challenge   Support organizations are not the only kind …

Tackling the information gap

David Bonbright 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

The philanthropy sector’s information infrastructure is wholly inadequate Most discussions of philanthropy infrastructure focus on organizations. I want to focus instead on information. The first thing to say is that the way the social sector …

Keeping the closing space open won’t be a solo effort

Hanna Surmatz 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

To challenge growing restrictions on civil society, philanthropy will need to work collaboratively. Infrastructure organizations should be at the fore Philanthropy is an integral part of civil society and many foundations dedicate significant resources to …

Community philanthropy in the lead

Jenny Hodgson 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Community philanthropy should be a star player in sustainable development The penny finally seems to have dropped: if civil society is going to be relevant and resilient over the long run, local support matters. As …