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Global Philanthropy Data Charter ‘re-imagined’

Alliance magazine 10 November 2017

The second edition of the Global Philanthropy Data Charter has been published by the Foundation Center, WINGS, and Centris. Originally launched in 2012, the Charter has been ‘re-imagined’ to encourage organizations to understand the value …

Help entrepreneurs raise talent, not just capital

Rachel Crawford 9 November 2017

As a startup CEO, who to hire, promote and fire are the most important decisions you will make. The best-performing CEO’s spend more than 50% of their time on people, the worst spend less than …

GTF 2017 Awards for Excellence – Honouring the Trust Builders

Global Thinkers Forum 4 November 2017

Information, education and entertainment; each a vital facet of a well-functioning society that is largely facilitated by the media. But there is a virus in the system – a lack of trust. Today’s news cycle …

Non-profit journalism as a tool for change

Claire Hoffman 1 November 2017

Over the last six months, I’ve had the chance to participate in two panels on non-profit journalism and philanthropy, in partnership with the Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle as well as the Philanthropy Workshop. When I …

The future tech infrastructure for philanthropy: 10 per cent tech, 90 per cent paradigm shift

Jason Ricci 31 October 2017

In the past few years we’ve seen the significant growth of technology in the philanthropic sector. Our systems of record connect us in new and novel ways, from being able to quickly send an email …

Funders can set a powerful precedent by involving service users

Shona Curvers 30 October 2017

I am slowly growing accustomed to meetings stocked with an ample supply of sour worms and tropical juice. Meetings with snacks are a recent development in my working life. This was prompted by my involvement …

Reflections of an Alliance intern: Data philanthropy in the digital age

Sarah Sabatke 27 October 2017

I have wanted to visit London for as long as I can remember. I listened to British music, traced the streets on maps and purchased anything with a Union Jack that I could find. Six …

What role for philanthropy in India?

Chandrika Sahai 25 October 2017

According to a recent research paper by economist Lucas Chancel, ‘income inequality in India is at its highest level since 1922’. Earlier this year in January, an Oxfam report said that India’s richest 1 per …

Africa’s sleeping bear – the continental youth bulge

Jacob Beck 24 October 2017

The continent has the world’s youngest population with over 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24. In fact, the continent’s working age population is expected to exceed 1 billion within just 17 …

Be a storyteller, not a saviour

Mike Buonaiuto 24 October 2017

The third sector is at the forefront of global issues. They are the conversation starters and the implementers of change. Charities and social enterprises are paving the way for solutions – whether social, political or …