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Giving in Brazil: a philanthropy boom is not yet benefiting NGOs

Andrew Milner 19 February 2017

This blog is the second in a series of four drawing on the initial findings of a new study of philanthropy initiated by the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace. These will …


The world is upside-down. What are human rights funders doing to turn it over?

IHRFG 15 February 2017

On January 21, one day after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, an estimated four million people participated in the Women’s March on Washington and sister marches worldwide. There was a mix of feelings …


Settling into the new year? Don’t get too comfortable, yet…

Alliance magazine 13 February 2017

What will 2017 bring for the philanthropy sector? A difficult time, thinks philanthropy expert and Alliance editorial board member Lucy Bernholz. In the eighth annual version of her New Year predictions, she foresees more experiments …

New executive director named for the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy in Rotterdam

Alliance magazine 10 February 2017

Ann Huijbregts-Gummels will be the new executive director of the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, starting 1 March 2017. She is replacing the previous executive director of 3 years, Michiel de …

Philanthropy’s deliberate leaders: the story of the ClimateWorks Foundation

Gayle Peterson 7 February 2017 For Subscribers

The Wall Street Journal described recently-elected Donald Trump’s leadership as ‘deliberate chaos’. We know chaos. We live it. A barrage of destructive tweets and policy bombs have resulted in widespread protests in the United States …

Why philanthropy should make cash transfers to the poor

Joanna Macrae 2 February 2017

Andrew Carnegie’s 1889 essay ‘The Gospel of Wealth’, has done much to inspire modern philanthropists who want to ensure that their wealth contributes to making the world a better place. He was an early advocate of ‘effective …

Global South/Global North – the necessity of invention?

1 Marcos Kisil 27 January 2017

I cannot agree more with the excellent work of Andrew Milner regarding the terms Global South/Global North. It seems that, in the absence of a good explanation for the inequities among countries, and internally between regions …

Business, technology and impact: a powerful blend

Chandrima Das 26 January 2017

Entrepreneurs working to build and scale hardware technologies tailored to the needs of people living in poverty need support in creating the right blend of robust business competencies and strong technical capabilities. These entrepreneurs (we …

Agribusiness in East Africa: Innovative Social Enterprises

Intellecap 20 January 2017

Social entrepreneurs are improving rural employment, empowering communities, and tackling various constraints in the food value chain. The concept of social entrepreneurship, the idea of using business to solve major social and environmental problems, is …

The Summit: weaving a new, multi-coloured fabric for development

Jenny Hodgson 18 January 2017

It’s hard to believe that six weeks have passed since almost 400 of us from over 60 countries gathered in Johannesburg – in the heat of the South African summer – for the Global Summit …