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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 …


Cryptocurrencies, global governance and our collective future

4 Jonah Wittkamper 7 February 2018

A cryptocurrency tied to world democracy, sustainability and poverty alleviation could save the world.  The bitcoin rise decentralizes power and represents a shift in loyalties from governments to technology. Millennial enthusiasm for virtual currencies and …


Co-Impact: well-endowed, but can it shift the power?

Alliance magazine 23 January 2018 For Subscribers

Towards the end of last year, foundations and philanthropists including the Rockefeller Foundation, Richard Chandler, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll and Romesh and Kathy Wadhwani, launched the Co-impact initiative, a collaboration to bring ‘large-scale, …

New paper challenges grantmakers to ‘learn new tricks’

Alliance magazine 14 December 2017

Dan Corry, chief executive of New Philanthropy Capital, and Paul Streets, chief executive of Lloyds Bank Foundation, today published their ‘provocation paper’, Grant-makers must learn new tricks. Inspired by two other reports, More than Grants, …

Latin America: sharing philanthropy, not hoarding wealth

2 Florencia Roitstein 10 October 2017 For Subscribers

Buenos Aires, Argentina Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. In 2014, the richest 10 per cent kept 71 per cent of the region’s wealth. If this trend continues, according to Oxfam’s …

Andes Amazon Fund to receive $15 million in support of biodiversity conservation

Alliance magazine 5 October 2017

Home to the world’s greatest concentration of biodiversity and wildlife ecosystems, the Amazon headwaters region is one of the premier focuses of planetary health. In order to protect the environmental health and ecological function of …

Interview: Lenka Setkova of the Coutts Institute

Alliance magazine 3 October 2017 For Subscribers

Lenka Setkova is executive director and a philanthropy adviser at Coutts Institute, within Coutts private bank. Setkova brings a rare set of qualifications to the task, having worked for government, foundations and think-tanks and her …

Red Cross launch world’s first humanitarian impact bond

Alliance magazine 12 September 2017

The world’s first ‘Humanitarian Impact Bond’ has been launched by The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to improve the financing of aid in conflict-hit countries. The Humanitarian Impact Bond, set up by the …

Why crowdfunding is important for philanthropy to support

India Development Review 8 September 2017

Sometime in 2013, Bill Gates said, ‘Philanthropy should be taking much bigger risks than business [and] if these are easy problems, business and government can come in and solve them.’ Think risk While most philanthropists …

Seven strategic philanthropy lessons

Bruce DeBoskey 30 August 2017

The field of strategic philanthropy is more sophisticated and complex than ever. Seven years ago, I began working closely with families, businesses and foundations to help them achieve greater impact for themselves and their communities …