Forward features

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

Coming up in 2017:

September:  Diversity and representation
Guest Editor – Angela Seay and Sumitra Mishra

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 – who’s gonna fund us now?
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 worldwide offer support to the media, despite its importance in ensuring a flourishing civil society, integrity of public institutions and responsibility of private businesses. Yet this is changing as a new breed of philanthropists and philanthro-journalists step into the gaps caused by the collapse of old business models. What are the risks and opportunities for society of these changes? And how important is an independent philanthropy media to tell the story of philanthropy and hold foundations (and other philanthropic actors) to account?

Coming up in 2018

Diaspora philanthropy

Philanthropy infrastructure

Muslim philanthropy

Royal philanthropy