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Official attitudes to philanthropy in China are thawing, says new report

Alliance magazine 18 April 2018

Despite changes in the legal status of, and official attitudes to philanthropy in China, the situation remains a complex one, says a new report from the International Center for Not-for-profit Law. The China Philanthropy Law …


Mastercard contributes $100 million to Inclusive Growth Fund

Alliance magazine 14 April 2018

Mastercard has announced an initial $100 million contribution to the Center for Inclusive Growth Fund, part of a $500 million commitment by the global payments and technology company in support of initiatives focused on long-term economic …


Puja Marwaha accepts the 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at WINGS Funders Meeting

Alliance magazine 3 April 2018

Puja Marwaha of CRY (Child Rights and You) was announced as the 5th winner of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at the WINGS International Meeting for Funders in Barcelona, 26–27 March. Also nominated for the …

Philanthropy in China – a land of contrasts

1 Susanne Dahl 31 March 2018

China is a land of contrasts. There are more dollar billionaires here than in the US, but at the same time serious challenges to be faced when it comes to lifting up to 40 million …

A critical moment for philanthropy in India

Pradeep Patra 28 March 2018

‘It’s an interesting time for philanthropy in India. While there is a significant increase in the total volume of giving, on the other hand we are still grappling with finding the right models to create …

MDIF closes $6 million media impact fund

Alliance magazine 22 March 2018

Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), the New York-based non-profit which supports independent media in countries where it is under threat, has announced the final close of its MDIF Media Finance I (MMF I), a $6 …

Impact First: Highlights from Dasra Philanthropy Week 2018

Evans Rebello 18 March 2018

It’s been Dasra’s most ambitious Dasra Philanthropy Week so far, we undertook a bold initiative to take collaboration in India to the next level. To unleash the power of collaborative action we aimed to bring …

How interfaith philanthropy can minimize violence in the name of religion

Retnaningtyas Dwi Hapsari 12 March 2018

Indonesia is a large archipelago nation comprised of large groups of diverse cultures, ethnicities and religions. The diversity of Indonesia society is both a gift and a challenge. In modern politics, the issue of Indonesian …

Australia embraces shift to philanthropic funding of media  

Emily Hurley 11 March 2018

The growing relationship between philanthropy and the media persists with The Balnaves Foundation’s recent grant to the Guardian Civic Journalism Trust. The Australian foundation will be giving $300,000 to Guardian Australia, specifically its Guardian Civic …

Resourcing for women’s rights: an Indonesian crossroads

Kamala Chandrakirana 6 March 2018

The struggle to end violence against women is a long-term agenda that requires a whole-system approach supported by meaningful and sustained resourcing. The journey is a long and winding road on all counts. In 2011, …