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Our voices are strong: why self-led activism works

Susan Jessop and Kellea Miller 7 December 2017

Every voice matters. But impoverishment, injustice and violence in communities around the world routinely serve to silence women, girls and trans people. This leaves them little choice but to fight to be heard and to …


Philanthropy and the media

Alliance magazine 5 December 2017

Alliance magazine has today launched its latest issue on philanthropy and the media. In the special feature, Alliance editor, Charles Keidan and guest editor, Miguel Castro of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, explore the opportunities and …


The pursuit of mutually assured survival 

Miguel Castro 5 December 2017

Why are the worlds of philanthropy and the media still so far apart? What could and should be done to bring them together and realize the promise of a reciprocal relationship? In this special feature, we look at the space where these two worlds collide, and what happens as …

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’ …

Interview: Adessium Foundation

Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

Adessium is an endowed foundation in the Netherlands, established in 2005 by commodities trader Gerard van Vliet and his family. Today, it spends approximately €18 million annually on programmes including marine conservation and efforts to …

Does philanthropy need a new story? 

Oksana Oracheva and Barry Knight 5 December 2017

A quiet revolution is under way in philanthropy. There is growth in unexpected places, a proliferation of new organizational forms, increased scepticism about the Anglo-American model, and a fine balance between large opportunities and unprecedented threats. These trends point in …

The media philanthropy space in 2017 

Eric Karstens 5 December 2017

Philanthropies now support media and journalism to a spectacular degree – some $1.3 billion annually between 2011 and 2015, a stunning amount by news industry standards. The authoritative source on the matter, the Media Grants Data Map maintained by Media Impact Funders and the Foundation Center, indicates how charitable foundations …

What is philanthropy infrastructure for?

Andrew Milner 5 December 2017

The featured topic of the June 2018 issue of Alliance will be the evolution of philanthropy infrastructure – the organizations underpinning philanthropy worldwide. As the world changes, how can infrastructure organizations help philanthropy navigate and …