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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, …

Asian giving circles come of age

Rob John 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Recent studies from the US, Europe and Asia have found a surge in the growth of giving circle membership. Not only that, our latest research from Asia supports those studies in suggesting that participation in …

Foundations at scale

Andrew Milner 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

What do we mean by scaling up interventions? The Alliance website uses the following definition: ‘The ability to expand programmes, projects or ideas in collaboration with other foundations and/or government, business and civil society.’ The …

What is diaspora?

Alliance magazine 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

The word diaspora comes from the Greek words dia meaning ‘through’ or ‘over’ and speiro meaning ‘dispersal’ or ‘to sow’. Today’s diasporas live in a world which is now more globalized, interconnected and interdependent than …

What’s the difference between philanthropy and remittances?

Andrew Milner 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

The most significant source of income transfer from expatriates to their home country are remittances. According to the Hudson Institute’s latest figures, remittances from donor countries were $224 billion in 2014 whereas philanthropy accounted for …

Whither Indian diaspora philanthropy?

Rajesh Tandon 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

‘If you want to give back to India, this is the best time to do so,’ Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, told the Indian community in the US during his visit to America in June …

Finding a way in Kashmir

Bilal Ahmad Pandow 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Like any other country, India has a regulatory framework governing the operations of the non-profit organizations working in the country. In addition to the limits those regulations prescribe, they sometimes impose unforeseen challenges on the …

Pakistan’s information gap

1 Sofia Shakil 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Diaspora philanthropy in Pakistan can be categorized broadly into three streams of funding. The first relates to faith-based contributions by overseas Pakistani charities and individuals, predominantly from the UK since the 1950s but increasingly from …