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Fitting the image to the spirit

Yvonne Moore 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

As a philanthropist and philanthropic practitioner from the African American diaspora, I was initially excited to explore your issue on Diaspora philanthropy and excited to know that philanthropy by and for communities from myriad diasporas …


Stylish new designs combine with in-depth coverage

Judith Symonds 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

I have to admit that I was sceptical when the Alliance team polled its readers about what we wanted to see in design and format for its new-look magazine. My interest in really reading a large volume of articles was waning, tending to skim for …


Private philanthropy’s unique role in backing media  

Daniel Bruce 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

I was thrilled to see the in-depth examination of philanthropic support for media in the December issue. The purpose and eventual outcomes of direct donations to media sectors can feel enigmatic for many; but never has …

Now is the time to build a movement for philanthropic equity 

Carly Hare 5 December 2017

I congratulate Alliance for bringing even more global attention to the issues around diversity in philanthropy in the September special feature.   In this unprecedented political climate where the most basic rights are under threat, philanthropic professionals and institutions in the …

Move beyond diversity – reframe power 

Jennifer Choi 5 December 2017

We at National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) appreciated Alliance’s September 2017 issue highlighting the fact that communities served are not reflected in grantmaking programme staffs. The systemic inequities that perpetuate barriers to opportunities for communities of colour is not a …

Multiplying value, not dividing it  

Mike Buonaiuto 5 December 2017

When I heard that September’s issue of Alliance magazine would spearhead the topic of diversity, to say I was pleased would be an understatement. But it was Bharat Mehta’s article ‘The glass ceiling: cracked but not dismantled’ …

Foundations should not accept compromise 

James Corah 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

It was encouraging to read Andrew Milner’s article ‘What happens to the rest of it? How foundations make investments’. Whether it be through applying negative screens to listed equity portfolios or by making allocations to social, impact or mission-related investment, …

Investing for positive change 

Casey Verbeck 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Andrew Milner’s piece ‘What happens to the rest of it? How foundations make investments’ does a very good job of identifying how foundations evolve their thinking about how they can change the world for the better.   At Veris Wealth …

Investment managers focus on asset gathering above missions 

Sunny Mann 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Our experience has shown us that foundations have struggled with the issues raised within Andrew Milner’s article on foundation investments ‘What happens to the rest of it? How foundations make investments’. The limits presented by negative screening, and how to align a foundation’s …

Welcoming the evolution of philanthropy studies

Michael Liffman 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

In an article in Alliance in September 2014 I lamented the paucity of courses on philanthropy at universities worldwide. How pleasing, therefore, to see a whole issue devoted to the recent growth in this field. …