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Interview: Manuel Arango

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

As the interview he gave to Alliance in 2004 illustrates, Mexican philanthropist Manuel Arango is a long-time champion of philanthropy and civil society. Thirty years ago, he founded the Mexican Centre for Philanthropy (CEMEFI) and …


Countering the demagogues

Vikki Spruill, Sara Lyons, Paula Fabiani and Keiran Goddard 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

From the shock of Brexit in the UK to the surprise election of President Trump in the US and the ensuing massive global mobilization of women’s marches in early 2017, populist movements are achieving unexpected …


WINGSForum 2017: Business as usual in a changing world

4 Andrés Thompson 9 March 2017

It was the first time that I attended a WINGS Forum and, I must recognize, my expectations were moderate. Big conferences organized by “industry” organizations, such as the ones serving philanthropy, are usually self centered and …

Cemefi: Conferences on volunteering for social change 

Cemefi 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

In November 2016, Cemefi hosted two major conferences: the 24th World Volunteer Conference and 8th World Youth Volunteer Conference, both organized in partnership with the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE).   The main topic of …

GIFE: When business and philanthropy align 

GIFE 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

GIFE has just released the English version of an important publication, originally launched in 2016, throwing light on an emerging trend in Brazil: the alignment between business and philanthropy. Since its emergence in the 1990s, …

Educating philanthropy in Chile 

Magdalena Aninat and Steffen Bethmann 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Over the last few decades, Chile has made great economic strides. However, while the GDP per capita has increased from US$4,407 in 1990 to US$22,370 in 2015, equality has not fared so well: the country …

Philanthropy scholars in Mexico: objectivity in a climate of mistrust 

Jacqueline Butcher and Michael Layton 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Basic, trustworthy information about the scale, scope and shape of a nation’s non-profit and philanthropic sector is indispensable not only to producing empirically based public policies and private interventions, but also to supporting the effort …

WINGSForum 2017

Alliance magazine 28 February 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s annual WINGS Conference in Mexico City, on 22-24 February 2017. We provided coverage of the event from: Jens Böhme, Head of Philanthropy at Realdania, Denmark Fabiana Hernández Abreu, …

Latin American community philanthropy in the vanguard

Andrés Thompson 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

In Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville remarked on ‘the general equality of conditions’ in the United States. He didn’t travel to Latin America. If he had, he would have seen a very different picture: …

Case study: Feminist philanthropy on the streets of Latin America

Luz Aquilante 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The Women’s Fund from the South (FMS) was created in 2007 to promote women’s rights by investing in women-led organizations, particularly at the grassroots level. Part of the International Network of Women’s Funds (INWF/Prospera), it …