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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 …


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 …

Epic Quest: a big-picture look at private philanthropy for global development

1 Alliance magazine 9 April 2018

While philanthropic giving for development is pretty modest when stacked up against official development assistance (ODA), this money is playing a major role in some sectors. So says a new report from the Organisation for …

How European policy makers have re-discovered philanthropy

Barry Hoolwerf 30 March 2018

Official interest in philanthropy is growing. In recent years European policy makers have (re-)discovered philanthropy and, more specifically foundations as contributors to the public good. In Brussels, the Directorate-General Research and Innovation (DG RTD) was …

Impact First: Highlights from Dasra Philanthropy Week 2018

Evans Rebello 18 March 2018

It’s been Dasra’s most ambitious Dasra Philanthropy Week so far, we undertook a bold initiative to take collaboration in India to the next level. To unleash the power of collaborative action we aimed to bring …

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announce five new Grand Challenges

Alliance magazine 17 March 2018

The world’s largest foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which spends over $4 billion a year on public health, education and development causes, have announced five new Grand Challenges initiatives aimed at solving key …

Asian philanthropy and the Doing Good Index

Virgil Haden-Pawlowski 2 March 2018

Imagine this: a future for Asia where everyone can achieve their potential and live in prosperity, free from risks to their health or the destitution of poverty. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set ambitious targets …

North American community foundations make pledge on SDGs

Alliance magazine 22 February 2018

Philanthropy leaders from Canada, the US and Mexico have pledged to reduce poverty across North America. The 10-year commitment, made at the North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City, follows a report on the …

Capturing the impact in impact investment

Plum Lomax and NPC 12 February 2018

Impact investing continues to rise up the agenda. It was a hot topic at Davos with TPG’s Rise Fund (co-founded by Bono) getting airtime. New impact funds are coming on stream weekly – in the …