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Philanthropist Ise Bosch wins German philanthropy prize

Alliance magazine 3 May 2018

The founder of the Dreilinden Charitiable Trust, Ise Bosch, has been awarded the Deutshcer Stifterpreis (German Donors Award) for her commitments to human rights. The award is the highest accolade in the German Philanthropic Sector …

Philanthropy in captivity: counter-terrorism measures and Arab philanthropy

Sherine El Taraboulsi – McCarthy 2 May 2018

Caroline Hartnell’s Philanthropy in the Arab Region: A Working Paper is a fascinating account of the breadth of generosity and innovation in the Arab region. Philanthropic practices covered in the report run a wide gamut from traditional …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #DiasporaPhilanthropy

Emily Hurley 1 May 2018

Alliance‘s quarterly breakfast panel, hosted for the first time at London’s Mosaic Rooms, included a lively and diverse panel to discuss the magazine’s March 2018 issue, which focuses on diaspora philanthropy and its global role. …

Funding – and power – in the hands of people and communities

Julia Unwin 1 May 2018

Many years ago in The Grantmaking Tango I wrote that funders get the voluntary sector they deserve, and decades later that rather provocative phrase has been ringing in my ears. What I meant then was that short-term project …

Philanthropy is booming in the 21st Century

Alliance magazine 29 April 2018

One boon of the explosion in global wealth over the last two decades has been an explosion in  philanthropy across the world. Should there be any doubt the two go hand-in-hand, consider this: 44% of …

Debunking two myths to avoid agony in Italian civil society

Carola Carazzone 28 April 2018

Why should Italian philanthropic foundations take the lead and start financing strategic goals and organizations rather than just projects? Two intertwined vicious circles are resulting in Italy in an agonizing civil society sector, dotted with …

Chilean foundations are behind the curve, suggests study

Andrew Milner 27 April 2018

A recently-published study by CEFIS UAI and the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University notes three major challenges facing the Chilean foundation sector if it is to make a significant contribution to the …

Israeli foundation provides millions to the country’s at-risk youth

Emily Hurley 25 April 2018

A leading Israeli foundation has committed $31.6 million to help Israel’s at-risk youth. The Azrieli Foundation has partnered with Darca Schools—a network of Israel’s high schools—with the goals of at-risk youth staying in school, empowering …

Unleashing the true potential of philanthropy to transform lives and communities

Michael Mapstone 25 April 2018

Over the past couple of years, I have spent an inordinate amount of time in meetings and conferences about the role of philanthropy in _______ (fill the blank with ‘global development’, ‘SDGs’, ‘closing space’, ‘climate …

Study finds human rights funding up by nearly 50 per cent since 2010

Andrew Milner 17 April 2018

Though human rights funding often features in philanthropy news because it is inadequately resourced, funding for the issue increased by almost half since 2010, according to a new study. The Advancing Human Rights initiative, a …