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Alliance Audio – The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Alliance magazine 19 September 2017

Welcome to the third Alliance Audio. This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world. In this podcast Alliance editor Charles Keidan hosts a discussion with Dr …


Interview: Michael Faye of GiveDirectly

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Cash transfers account for less than 5 per cent of development aid, yet there is strong evidence to suggest that they are effective, borne out by the experience of GiveDirectly. Its co-founder, Michael Faye, tells Charles Keidan how the approach …


Philanthropy can eliminate neglected diseases

Bill Campbell 16 June 2017

Giving away money is hard work. Or at least it should be. Having spent 30 years leading businesses at JP Morgan Chase and Visa, I’ve picked up some habits that are hard to break in …

Under the same roof, but not (yet) in connubial bliss: philanthropy and global development

Bathylle Missika and Emilie Romon 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

While policymakers and philanthropists both support sustainable development and social justice, prior to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they had been doing so on parallel tracks. Now the SDGs are part of philanthropy’s shared language. …

USAID must reform to truly support a community philanthropy model

Aisha Mansour 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The December issue of Alliance focused on the topic of community philanthropy and the concept of ‘durable development’ – shifting power closer to the ground and giving agency to local people and their organizations. Aisha …

Learning visit reflection: the value of coordinated support for refugees

Human Rights Funders Network 8 December 2016

This article originally appeared on the IHRFG‘s blog, on 1 December 2016. The original article can be found here. Driving up to the Zataari refugee camp is overwhelming. The massive size of the camp is visible …

Case study – Never mind control, think about impact

Sean Lowrie 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The 2016 UN World Humanitarian Summit demonstrated a groundswell of voices with a clear message: that power is too far away from the people, and from the local and national first responders who are best …

Resourcing community philanthropy

Danny Sriskandarajah 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The international development landscape is shifting rapidly. In many ways, we’re witnessing the end of the ‘development-industrial complex’ that has dominated the sector for the last two decades. The days of rich northern countries delivering …

Case study: Instilling a sense of co-responsibility in donors

Anderson Giovani da Silva 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The Community Foundation for Greater Florianopolis (ICOM) operates in Southern Brazil in a region of deep inequalities. Over the 10 years since its establishment, ICOM has gradually moved its source of funding away from international …

USAID embraces community philanthropy

David Jacobstein 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

In September 2014, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the largest bilateral donor in the world, joined the Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy. The main purpose of joining was to generate greater understanding …