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How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power: What Donors Can Do to Help Make That Happen

Alliance magazine 19 April 2018

While slogans like “think globally, act locally” have been around for decades, so much decision making about philanthropy and development aid still happens by stakeholders outside of affected communities. This GrantCraft Leadership Series paper by …


Russian philanthropy’s changing landscape: Growth spurts and growing pains

Lauren Bradford 25 March 2018

Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace, in association with Alliance and the Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), recently launched the second report in their Philanthropy Bridge Series – this time in partnership with CAF Russia – on the …


Philanthropy in the Arab Region – reflections from the UAE

Natasha Ridge 21 March 2018

A new report from Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace entitled Philanthropy in the Arab Region makes a valuable contribution to understanding philanthropic efforts across the Middle East through highlighting both the excellent work that …

Arab philanthropy moves from charity to development, new reports finds

Alliance magazine 21 March 2018

Philanthropy’s role in the Arab region is shifting from a more traditional religious and charitable paradigm to one of secular development. That’s a central finding of a new working paper published today by the Philanthropy …

How interfaith philanthropy can minimize violence in the name of religion

Retnaningtyas Dwi Hapsari 12 March 2018

Indonesia is a large archipelago nation comprised of large groups of diverse cultures, ethnicities and religions. The diversity of Indonesia society is both a gift and a challenge. In modern politics, the issue of Indonesian …

Foundations at scale

Andrew Milner 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

What do we mean by scaling up interventions? The Alliance website uses the following definition: ‘The ability to expand programmes, projects or ideas in collaboration with other foundations and/or government, business and civil society.’ The …

Nine conversations to be a part of

Yvonne Trask and Tony Paine 13 February 2018

There are at least nine conversations which Philanthropy New Zealand sees happening internationally and locally as philanthropists and grantmakers think about the challenges of doing more and doing better. What’s your take on these crucial …

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 …

Private-voluntary sector partnerships need radical realignment

Grace Wyld and NPC 2 January 2018

The old model of corporates ‘giving back’ to the community is changing. Through months of research into corporate-charity partnerships at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), we have heard charities and corporates alike saying that social change …

Funder bodies urge joined up action to combat closing civil society space

Alliance magazine 15 November 2017

A research paper published today by the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS) has called for more strategic action and engagement from international funders. Launching the research in Brussels, …