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Human-centered design in social innovation

Marica Rizzo 21 July 2018

Human-centered design alone won’t change the world, but as a tool it increases the likelihood of designing impactful solutions by putting the person who will gain most at the heart of the innovation process. The …


How entrepreneurs are disrupting philanthropy

Dhana Sabanathan 3 June 2018

“The Sunday Times Rich List has commented that “just 5.7 percent of the year’s list represent wealth passed from one generation to the next”. This fact is very much reflected in my own experience with …


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 …

What constitutes a good deal anyway?

Amy McGoldrick 23 March 2018

At the 10th anniversary of the Good Deals conference (combined with the 1st anniversary of Beyond Good Business), nestled within London’s Royal Institute of British Architects, hundreds of social entrepreneurs, social investors, intermediaries and sector …

What makes an effective foundation?

1 Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

Welcome to the fourth 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 Dan Corry, chief executive of …

New WINGS report discusses trends and diversity of global philanthropy

Emily Hurley 19 February 2018

Philanthropy development and infrastructure body, The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) has published a landmark report – The Global Landscape of Philanthropy – assessing trends and challenges within global philanthropy, and highlighting the full …

Lessons from UK social investment: listen to your partners

Benjamin Rick 28 September 2017

How appealing to think that finance and philanthropy could collide to create a marketplace where commercial skills and disciplined analysis help to improve the lives of those in need. In 2012, it seemed likely that …

New models for social good take hold 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

The Portuguese non-profit, B-Lab Portugal and Lusophone Africa, is working to advance the BCorp model in Portugal. BCorps are ‘for-profit companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency’. Over 2200 BCorps currently exist in over 50 countries, in a multitude of sectors.   …

Services and rights: The twain do meet

India Development Review 9 August 2017

Unlike Western philanthropy, which has a fairly long history and deep relationships with the social sector (including in India), organised Indian philanthropy is quite new—with the exception of the Tatas and Birlas. This is not …

Grassroots efforts to effect change: some crucial but often overlooked points

7 Emmanuel Otoo 29 June 2017

Grassroots initiatives are spontaneous and home-grown efforts, usually led by locals with a passion for addressing needs in their communities. Some grassroots initiatives seek to respond to the needs of people affected by hostile situations …