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Pathways for scaling impact

Filipe Santos 23 August 2017

The rise of the social entrepreneurship movement in the last twenty years unleashed a powerful engine of innovation for society. Thousands of engaged citizens – social entrepreneurs – construct and implement novel solutions to neglected …


How ‘catalytic philanthropy’ could solve global waste

Doug Woodring 17 August 2017

The world faces a looming challenge of handling our waste, an increasing percentage of which is made of plastic, which simply does not go away. Plastic usually accounts for up to 20 percent of a …


Academic initiative to illuminate philanthropy’s role in education

Alliance magazine 4 August 2017

An initiative sponsored by the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG), the Sheikh Saud bin Sawr Al Qasimi Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, has opened a call for paper submissions …

How can funders support good practice in measurement and evaluation?

Ruth Gripper 1 August 2017

Donors and investors are uniquely well placed to support good practice in the social sector, including in measurement and evaluation (M&E). As New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) explored in our recent report highlighting global innovations in measurement …

Global social justice fund launched by Buffett’s NoVo Foundation

Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan 31 July 2017

The NoVo Foundation, an organization founded by philanthropists Peter and Jennifer Buffett, has launched a new $20 million fund to support social justice globally. The Radical Hope Fund will commit the funds over four years …

Corporate funding for girls – put your money where your mouth is

Alisha Miranda 26 July 2017

If one were to look at funding girls as a means to accelerate development as a line graph, the inflection point could be pinned to 2009 when the Nike Foundation, among others, produced their Girl …

Disasters and climate change: an infographic

Aid & International Development Forum 25 July 2017

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due in large part to conflicts in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. The rise in …

New report sheds light on age gap, lack of diversity in US philanthropic sector

Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan 24 July 2017

An in-depth report published by the Council on Foundations, the US association of philanthropic organizations, highlights ongoing discrepancies across age and background within grantmaking organizations. The 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, published this …

The needle has swung the wrong way: it’s time for India’s philanthropy reckoning

6 Amitabh Behar 18 July 2017

Philanthropy needs and deserves more debate, critical thinking and scrutiny. The Philanthropy Thinker – a new online column launching in Alliance today –aims to offer perspectives from some of the best and brightest philanthropy practitioners …

Effective giving: how the world’s wealthy could help millions more people for free

1 Theron Pummer 14 July 2017

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has pledged to give away half of his £2 billion fortune. He was inspired by Bill Gates to join the Giving Pledge, an organisation that encourages the world’s wealthiest people …