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Impact investments are philanthropy’s brave new world

Susanne Dahl 20 June 2018

The synchronisation of asset portfolios and donations within a joint mission is the way forward if philanthropic foundations and funds are to maximise their impact and value. That’s the view of impact-investment organisation GIIN. But …


NoVo Foundation announces $34 million Radical Hope Fund

Alliance magazine 15 June 2018

The NoVo Foundation has announced $34 million—up from $20 million committed originally—in Radical Hope Fund grants to 19 organisations from among 1,000 applicants doing bold and transformative social justice work in the United States and …


Make social impact bonds tradeable

Ronnie Horesh 13 June 2018

It’s now thirty years since I first floated the idea Social Policy Bonds at a meeting of the Australian Agricultural Economics Society in Blenheim, New Zealand. My aim was to inject the market’s incentives and …

An interview with Charles Keidan of Alliance magazine

WINGS 11 June 2018

Alliance magazine Editor Charles Keidan is interviewed by WINGS to discuss the special feature on philanthropy infrastructure in June 2018 issue guest edited by Benjamin Bellegy and Maria Chertok. 1. Is this the first time Alliance is doing …

Is it the end of ‘philanthropy’ as we know it?

Andrew Milner 8 June 2018

It may be that the term philanthropy has never been entirely satisfactory especially – and paradoxically – since the notion has become globalised. Once upon a time, there was charity. Then, that began to seem …

Time for philanthropy infrastructure to step out of the shadows

1 Maria Chertok 29 May 2018

Philanthropy is going through big changes. Its support infrastructure must assert itself now As philanthropy grows in importance and extends into new areas of the globe, it is crucial to ensure that there is an …

Benjamin Bellegy: Heads together to #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Benjamin Bellegy 29 May 2018

There are many good reasons to invest in infrastructure and all of them point to the need for concerted thought and action It is not that common to debate the question of philanthropy infrastructure. It’s …

Funders views: Why infrastructure matters

Alliance magazine 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy infrastructure is a crucial tool that enables the realization of potential to nurture philanthropic pursuits Yanni Peng of Narada Foundation, Vladimir Potanin and Oksana Oracheva of Vladimir Potanin Foundation and Ridgway White of Mott …

Types of philanthropy support

Alliance magazine 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

The world of philanthropy support is increasingly multi-faceted. Philanthropy ‘infrastructure’ is something of a catch-all for a multiplicity of organizational forms and functions which defy easy categorization – an assortment of membership associations, research and …

Pioneers of philanthropy support

Andrew Milner 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Alliance associate editor Andrew Milner profiles some of the key people past and present who have been instrumental to the development of philanthropy infrastructure and have made major contributions both internationally and in their respective …