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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 …


What is philanthropy infrastructure for?

Andrew Milner 5 December 2017

The featured topic of the June 2018 issue of Alliance will be the evolution of philanthropy infrastructure – the organizations underpinning philanthropy worldwide. As the world changes, how can infrastructure organizations help philanthropy navigate and …


Working together to stop the traffic

Abha Thorat-Shah 30 November 2017

For me, attending the Trust Conference 2017 last week encapsulated having a huge shared sense of solidarity and purpose in the face of difficult challenges. This annual gathering is a unique forum that truly spurs …

Alliance previews new-look December issue on philanthropy and the media

Alliance magazine 28 November 2017

Alliance editor Charles Keidan gives a special preview of the launch of our freshly redesigned December issue of our publication, focusing on philanthropy and the media. Alliance is pleased to offer free access to this …

The SDGs: a call to collective action

Myles Wickstead 28 November 2017

The SDGs are universal – they apply everywhere and to everyone. So where does philanthropy come in? Let’s begin with a bit of history. The broad framework for aid and development from 2000 to 2015 …

Has the time come for participatory grant making?

Chris Cardona 24 November 2017

At the Ford Foundation, we know that having genuine connection or access to the lived experience of the people we seek to serve is key to the success of our decisions, impact, and legitimacy. That’s …

Finally! A global (data) language!

Lauren Bradford and Larry McGill 22 November 2017

Trying to get global consensus on anything is nearly impossible. But in collaboration with a dynamic cohort of individuals and organizations, we’ve managed to develop a new manifesto with respect to the structure and sharing …

Arming for justice: charge to philanthropy

1 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 …

Changing philanthropy to challenge inequality

Rose Longhurst 16 November 2017

‘Philanthropy is not a sector that likes to change’, Darren Walker asserted at a recent lecture at the London School of Economics. Although the Ford Foundation (where Walker is President) has been changing in recent …

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, …