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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 …


How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power: What Donors Can Do to Help Make That Happen

Alliance magazine 19 April 2018

While slogans like “think globally, act locally” have been around for decades, so much decision making about philanthropy and development aid still happens by stakeholders outside of affected communities. This GrantCraft Leadership Series paper by …


Official attitudes to philanthropy in China are thawing, says new report

Alliance magazine 18 April 2018

Despite changes in the legal status of, and official attitudes to philanthropy in China, the situation remains a complex one, says a new report from the International Center for Not-for-profit Law. The China Philanthropy Law …

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 …

Wallace Global Fund to invest stock market windfall back into grantmaking

Alliance magazine 15 April 2018

The Wallace Global Fund is investing all the profits it made in the stock market last year in their grantees’ social and environmental justice campaigns, and calling on other like-minded foundations to increase their spending. This …

Mastercard contributes $100 million to Inclusive Growth Fund

Alliance magazine 14 April 2018

Mastercard has announced an initial $100 million contribution to the Center for Inclusive Growth Fund, part of a $500 million commitment by the global payments and technology company in support of initiatives focused on long-term economic …

Philanthropic sector evolving under Trump administration, study finds

Alliance magazine 13 April 2018

The flexibility, nimbleness, and willingness to collaborate demonstrated by the philanthropic sector over the past year in response to a rapidly changing policy environment could serve as a model for the sector going forward, a …

OECD report is welcome spotlight on opaque philanthropy sector

1 Penelope Lewis 12 April 2018

Private philanthropy is big and getting bigger. Money flowing to development averaged almost $8 billion a year between 2013 and 2018, according to a new report by the OECD, with foundations amongst the biggest financers …

Foundation board diversity: Five things we can do to break from the current reality

Kevin Walker 11 April 2018

This blog post is the third in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading …

A Revolution of Capital

Clara Miller 10 April 2018 For Subscribers

Institutional philanthropy, whose self-appointed roles include providing risk capital for society, leading transformational change and addressing society’s greatest challenges, has not kept up and adjusted to the times. If we want philanthropy to stay relevant …