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How philanthropy infrastructure can promote evidence-based giving

Aurelia Kassatly 8 May 2018 For Subscribers

Evidence-based philanthropy is more talked about than done. Philanthropy support organisations can help to remedy this. Though evidence-based giving and data-driven philanthropy have become buzzwords in the sector, they have yet to be widely practised …


Funding – and power – in the hands of people and communities

Julia Unwin 1 May 2018

Many years ago in The Grantmaking Tango I wrote that funders get the voluntary sector they deserve, and decades later that rather provocative phrase has been ringing in my ears. What I meant then was that short-term project …


Chilean foundations are behind the curve, suggests study

Andrew Milner 27 April 2018

A recently-published study by CEFIS UAI and the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University notes three major challenges facing the Chilean foundation sector if it is to make a significant contribution to the …

OECD report is welcome spotlight on opaque philanthropy sector

1 Penelope Lewis 12 April 2018

Private philanthropy is big and getting bigger. Money flowing to development averaged almost $8 billion a year between 2013 and 2018, according to a new report by the OECD, with foundations amongst the biggest financers …

Foundations team up to study role of Facebook in elections

Alliance magazine 10 April 2018

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan, Charles Koch, John S. and James L. Knight, and Laura and John Arnold foundations; the Democracy Fund; and Omidyar Network, have announced the launch of a research initiative aimed at …

German philanthropy should get behind LGBTI rights

Felix Oldenburg 15 March 2018

Many Alliance readers will know far more about LGBTI issues than me. However, I will not hide behind a convenient lack of expertise but rather speak out inspired by the courage of many others. I …

Down the rabbit hole – The tale of Alliance’s Communications Officer

2 Kathryn Murrell 13 March 2018

I still remember the laughter and hoots of support mixed with the boos of opposition the first time the words ‘impact heretic’ were banded around the Association of Charitable Foundations’ (ACF) 2016 AGM. I was …

Funding our inseparable struggles

Melanie R. Brown 8 March 2018

If you visit this year’s International Women’s Day website, which I encourage everyone to do, you will be prompted to make a pledge to #PressforProgress. The 2018 theme recognizes the gains women have made, while …

Only a few days left to give us your opinion!

Alliance magazine 28 February 2018

We’re excited to see the responses that have come in so far on what our readers think about our new look. We would like to hear from you, so please take 5 minutes to take …

Individual donors desert Oxfam following scandal

Andrew Milner 22 February 2018

According to Oxfam CEO, Mark Goldring, 7,094 direct debits from donors have been cancelled in the wake of revelations over the sexual misconduct of some of its staff in the field. Goldring told an emergency …