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Daring to invest in national consultants to strengthen civil society

1 Helen Mealins and Rick James 6 February 2018

Pressure is mounting on the international community to ‘localise’, to move funding and leadership to the level where development really happens. In places where civil society is constantly adapting to new opportunities and threats, access …

Philanthropy in Russia report released

Kathryn Murrell and Charles Keidan 1 February 2018

Leading philanthropy infrastructure bodies, CAF Russia and WINGS, have published a working paper on philanthropy in Russia. The report, titled simply Philanthropy in Russia is part of a wider series, developed by Philanthropy for Social Justice …

Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy and the media

Alliance magazine 30 January 2018

This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, kindly hosted by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), discusses the relationship between philanthropy and the media; how can they co-exist together and why do they need each other? The worlds …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #PhilanthropyMedia

Emily Hurley 30 January 2018

The most recent Alliance breakfast panel hosted by CAF at their headquarters near London’s Fleet Street, featured a stellar panel debating the relationship between philanthropy and the media, the topic of Alliance’s December 2017 issue. …

It’s the System, stupid! A comment on Co-Impact

1 Tobias Troll 26 January 2018

Co-Impact, ‘a new model of collaborative philanthropy’, aims to address ‘systems change’ through large-scale, long-term and strategic grant-making. I welcome the debate that this initiative is generating in Alliance and elsewhere. Olivia Leland, founder and …

Co-Impact: well-endowed, but can it shift the power?

Alliance magazine 23 January 2018 For Subscribers

Towards the end of last year, foundations and philanthropists including the Rockefeller Foundation, Richard Chandler, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll and Romesh and Kathy Wadhwani, launched the Co-impact initiative, a collaboration to bring ‘large-scale, …

TODAY is the CLOSING DATE for nominations for Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Alliance magazine 19 January 2018

The closing date for nominations for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is Friday 19 January, so today is the last chance to nominate someone. The prize will be awarded to an individual ‘who has …

The importance of trust

Amy McGoldrick 18 January 2018

‘…11 days ago two bullets crossed off two more faces from my family tree they were 14 they were studying the blood-soaked arithmetic pages are still sitting on the mantel…’ Emi Mahmoud, a Sudanese-American slam poet, performing at …

Interview: Sean Hinton of Open Society Foundations

1 Carsten Terp Beck-Nilsson 16 January 2018 For Subscribers

Migrants are here to stay – let’s invest in them. That’s the message of the man responsible for the impact investments of the world’s second largest foundation. 65 million people are on the move worldwide. …

JUST THREE DAYS TO GO for nominations for Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Alliance magazine 16 January 2018

The closing date for nominations for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is Friday 19 January, so just three days to go. The prize will be awarded to an individual ‘who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, …