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The importance of trust

Amy McGoldrick 18 January 2018

‘…11 days ago two bullets crossed off two more faces from my family tree they were 14 they were studying the blood-soaked arithmetic pages are still sitting on the mantel…’ Emi Mahmoud, a Sudanese-American slam poet, performing at …


Philanthropy should fund the media for its own sake

Rhodri Davies and Fran Yeoman 9 January 2018 For Subscribers

Many are starting to ask whether general support for journalism as an end in itself should constitute a valid focus of philanthropy; given the recently renewed acceptance of the idea that news gathering and reporting …


Private-voluntary sector partnerships need radical realignment

Grace Wyld 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 …

Walk with us, not over us: how to build philanthropy’s social license

Krystian Seibert 12 December 2017 For Subscribers

Melbourne, Australia Australian philanthropy’s work alongside indigenous people can serve as an example of respectful relationships. At its best, philanthropy challenges the prevailing culture and expectations in societies around the world. When so much of …

When it comes to refugees, German foundations can do more and better

Susan Hennessy 8 December 2017

Living in Uganda between 2013 and 2105 and now in Berlin has given me a unique insight into attitudes of citizens and the responding governments and agencies of two countries which opened their borders to …

Sasakawa launches first gender-lens Asian impact investment fund

Alliance magazine 6 December 2017

Japan’s Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) has launched Asia’s first impact investment fund specifically aimed at the empowerment of women.  Through the Asian Women’s Impact Fund, the Foundation will invest some USD100 million of its endowment …

Now is the time to build a movement for philanthropic equity 

Carly Hare 5 December 2017

I congratulate Alliance for bringing even more global attention to the issues around diversity in philanthropy in the September special feature.   In this unprecedented political climate where the most basic rights are under threat, philanthropic professionals and institutions in the …

Move beyond diversity – reframe power 

Jennifer Choi 5 December 2017

We at National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) appreciated Alliance’s September 2017 issue highlighting the fact that communities served are not reflected in grantmaking programme staffs. The systemic inequities that perpetuate barriers to opportunities for communities of colour is not a …

Multiplying value, not dividing it  

Mike Buonaiuto 5 December 2017

When I heard that September’s issue of Alliance magazine would spearhead the topic of diversity, to say I was pleased would be an understatement. But it was Bharat Mehta’s article ‘The glass ceiling: cracked but not dismantled’ …

Arming for justice: charge to philanthropy

2 Melanie R. Brown 17 November 2017

Early into his address at the London School of Economics, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, posed a question I have felt tugging at my conscience many times over the past decade I’ve spent …