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New fund launched for LGBTQI activists in Asia

Alliance magazine 8 July 2018

Audeliss & INvolve Founder and CEO, Suki Sandhu, has established a new fund to support LGBTQI activism in Asia which will be managed by GiveOut. The Suki Sandhu LGBTQI Asia Fund will be provide grants to support activists working across …


Open Society Foundations move Budapest-based staff to Berlin

Alliance magazine 5 July 2018

Faced with an increasingly repressive political and legal environment in Hungary, the Open Society Foundations are moving over 100 of their Budapest-based staff to Berlin. The decision to move operations out of Budapest comes as …


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 Deutscher Stifterpreis (German Donors Award) for her commitments to human rights. The award is the highest accolade in the German Philanthropic Sector …

More countries are now eligible for a free electronic subscription to Alliance

Alliance magazine 20 April 2018

Alliance magazine have added eight more countries from Europe and a further two countries from Latin America to their list of countries that are eligible for a free digital subscription which usually cost £45 per …

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 …

Why local funding is good but not enough

Barbara Klugman 24 March 2018

One of the primary rationales for local groups to generate their own funding is to ensure their ability to shape their own agendas and strategies without interference. To its advocates, the need for local funding …

How interfaith philanthropy can minimize violence in the name of religion

Retnaningtyas Dwi Hapsari 12 March 2018

Indonesia is a large archipelago nation comprised of large groups of diverse cultures, ethnicities and religions. The diversity of Indonesia society is both a gift and a challenge. In modern politics, the issue of Indonesian …

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

1 Alliance magazine 23 January 2018

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, …

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

Krystian Seibert 12 December 2017

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 …

Breaking taboos through courage and open dialogue

Susan Place Everhart 21 November 2017

To break a taboo takes great courage. This was the theme of a ‘Breaking Taboos’ panel discussion at the Trust Conference 2017, organised by Thomson Reuters Foundation in London this week, where a group of …