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Takeaways from Danny Sriskandarajah: Dreaming big and funding social movements

Andre Chumko 13 June 2017

Secretary General of CIVICUS Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah gave a keynote address about brave philanthropy and its role in shaping civil society at Philanthropy New Zealand’s annual Summit on 12 May in Wellington, New Zealand. In …


Alliance Audio – solidarity and philanthropy

Alliance magazine 13 June 2017

Welcome to the second Alliance Audio – recorded live from Warsaw at the 2017 European Foundation Centre conference! This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the …


Video: What does solidarity mean in your philanthropic work?

Alliance magazine 13 June 2017

In between plenaries, sessions, podcast recordings, networking and hearing about all the great work delegates at the 2017 European Foundation Centre annual conference, held just over a week ago in Warsaw, team Alliance caught up …

Coverage from the 2017 annual EFC conference in Warsaw, Poland

Alliance magazine 6 June 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s European Foundation Centre (EFC) conference in Warsaw, Poland.  This year’s EFC annual conference, hosted between 31 May – 2nd June, was …

‘Audacious humanitarians’ spearhead campaign for world’s first crowdfunded hospital

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

At the beginning of April, what’s described as the world’s first crowdfunded hospital opened in Aleppo, Syria. The opening is the culmination of a campaign, begun last year, and orchestrated by CanDo, which describes itself …

What is the state of civic space in your country?

CIVICUS 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

CIVICUS has developed a new tool to monitor fundamental freedoms in all UN member states. It shows some alarming trends. Across the world, fundamental civic freedoms are being undermined and abused. In Hungary, the ruling …

Attitudes to solidarity in the European Union

Thomas Raines 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Questions of solidarity go to the heart of the European project. While solidarity implies ties of support and sympathy across national boundaries, notions of EU solidarity have been under strain in recent years. In particular, …

What is solidarity? Practitioner perspectives

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

We asked a range of people from across the global philanthropy spectrum what solidarity means to them. Here are their responses. ‘Shared values uniting all classes and groups in society; an essential fairness in the …

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 …

Interview: Brendan Cox

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

In June last year, just before the Brexit vote, UK Member of Parliament Jo Cox was murdered, becoming the victim of the sort of hate crime she was campaigning against. Her husband Brendan, who himself …