Forward features

Below you can find information about upcoming issues of Alliance including special features and guest editors.

Coming up in 2017
September:  Nothing about us without us – Philanthropy’s diversity challenge
Guest Editor – Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay

Who leads foundations and philanthropic organisations? To what extent do the people working in philanthropy – foundation boards and staff, wealth advisors, thought leaders and consultants – reflect the people and communities they serve? Does the gap between the philanthropy’s workforce and its beneficiaries hold back its work? Are these gaps also present in countries where philanthropy is emerging? If so, what should be done – by foundations and others – to change the status quo?

December: Philanthropy and the media
Guest Editor – Miguel Castro, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

What is the relationship between philanthropy and the media? Traditionally, only a small number of foundations support media enterprises but today a growing number of foundations are funding media, ushering in an era of philanthropy backed journalism. Some do so to help foster a flourishing civil society, the integrity of public institutions and as a watchdog of private business. Others fund media to promote causes like public health or international development. Still others see media as a vehicle for advancing personal or private interests. In this special feature, Alliance explores the risks and opportunities for the media and society at large of an increasingly philanthropic model of journalism. We also ask whether the media can be objective in holding philanthropy to account if it is increasingly reliant on philanthropic support.

Coming up in 2018

March: Diaspora philanthropy

June: Philanthropy infrastructure

September: Muslim philanthropy

December: Royal philanthropy