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Alliance Breakfast Club – #ShiftThePower

2 Halie Dalton 14 February 2017

The 9 February Alliance magazine Breakfast Club, hosted by St Luke’s Community Centre in London, and sponsored by the Charities Aid Foundation, stayed true to its motto embodied in the hashtag #ShiftThePower. The event focused on the …


Power shift marks a new age of philanthropy

Cheryl Chapman 1 February 2017

Philanthropy – private wealth for public good – has never been more important than it is now. Local authority budgets have been slashed, and demand for charitable services is increasing. While philanthropy will never be a …


Global South/Global North – the necessity of invention?

1 Marcos Kisil 27 January 2017

I cannot agree more with the excellent work of Andrew Milner regarding the terms Global South/Global North. It seems that, in the absence of a good explanation for the inequities among countries, and internally between regions …

The Summit: weaving a new, multi-coloured fabric for development

Jenny Hodgson 18 January 2017

It’s hard to believe that six weeks have passed since almost 400 of us from over 60 countries gathered in Johannesburg – in the heat of the South African summer – for the Global Summit …

Interview: Sandra King of Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Alliance magazine 3 January 2017 For Subscribers

Sandra King is the recently appointed Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, the UK’s largest community foundation. It’s an unusual job title but perhaps revealing of the growing maturity …

What #ShiftThePower means to us

Neena S Jain 14 December 2016

When we first started our nonprofit organization, emBOLDen Alliances, it was a bit of a lonely road that involved many an uphill climb and overcoming incredible obstacles. We have been told more than once to …

Moving forward community philanthropy

1 Andres Thompson 12 December 2016

On reflection, having attended the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy a couple of weeks ago, I have no doubt that it was a great, creative and productive summit. However, there are some issues that I …

Global Summit on Community Philanthropy: #ShiftThePower

Alliance magazine 6 December 2016

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in Johannesburg, South Africa on 1 – 2 December 2016. We provided coverage of the event from: Aimi Zhou, …

Is it time to dance? The intersection of community philanthropy and ‘traditional’ international development

Anna Wansbrough-Jones 6 December 2016

Following my first exposure to community philanthropy at the Global Summit in December 2016, I left feeling both excited and challenged. Community philanthropy – I learnt at the conference – believes in the process as …

Shifting the power? An alternative to ‘big aid’ in community philanthropy

1 Aisha Mansour 6 December 2016

While new to the community philanthropy world, I have been an advocate for change in the international aid system for nearly 10 years.  After living in one of the highest recipient per capita countries of …