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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 …

Myths about new funders

Phil Buchanan 16 August 2017

There are a lot of statements made about ‘new’ donors and how they differ from more ‘established’ older ones. Some are probably true. Many, alas, are myths. The latest statement, which I think falls into …

‘Audacious humanitarians’ spearhead campaign for world’s first crowdfunded hospital

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

At the beginning of April, what’s described as the world’s first crowdfunded hospital opened in Aleppo, Syria. The opening is the culmination of a campaign, begun last year, and orchestrated by CanDo, which describes itself …

The ‘yes, and…’ approach to grant-making: ten years a philanthropy professional

Amy Braier 19 May 2017

A few years ago I found myself quaking with terror at the first session of an eight-week ‘improvisation for beginners’ course. I had been persuaded to do it as part of a wider programme of …

Interview: GiveIndia founder Venkat Krishnan

Caroline Hartnell 25 April 2017

Daan Utsav started in 2009 as Joy of Giving Week. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, with millions getting involved, largely in volunteering and informal giving. Could this develop into more formal, …