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Opinion

Introducing the Neutrality Paradox Series: How philanthropists and intermediaries confront and resolve dilemmas

18 September 2020
Alison Carlman

No matter where you get your news these days, social media itself seems to be the story. Platforms are under fire for allowing hate speech, fake news, and even active terrorist organising to thrive, all while claiming they are ‘not media companies’, disavowing responsibility for the content itself.  Philanthropy platforms like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and GlobalGiving may not be making the same headlines, but they still face similar challenges in deciding who and what should be …

Opinion

The ethics of platform philanthropy

17 September 2020
Rhodri Davies

In a recent interview for the new Centre on Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School, Bill Gates identified the growth and democratisation of giving through online platforms as one of the key trends that will shape post-pandemic philanthropy. This reflects the wider reality that a ‘platform economy’ has emerged in which traditional owner-operators are increasingly being replaced by platform-curators, who seek to put those in search of assets or services directly in touch with …

News

Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies at 94

16 September 2020
Alliance magazine

Bill Gates Sr., a lawyer and the father of the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, passed away earlier this week. Gates …

News

Chuck Feeney spends down $8 billion fortune, closes Atlantic Philanthropies

16 September 2020
Alliance magazine

Charles ‘Chuck’ Feeney, the American cofounder of airport retailer Duty Free Shoppers, has officially given all of his money away …

Practical advice

Lessons learned from delivering $100 million in support to local leaders

16 September 2020
Regan Ralph

In 2002, a small group of dedicated activists and funders set out to do something different in human rights philanthropy. …

News

Which session at the 2020 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

15 September 2020
Alliance magazine

As we approach the 2020 EVPA Annual Conference next week, we hope to be able to share the topics and …

News

CAPSI publishes first issue of new journal addressing philanthropy and social investment

15 September 2020
Alliance magazine

The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) has published the first issue of its journal, the International Review …

News

At EVPA, first female CEO and new board chair assume roles ahead of annual meeting

14 September 2020
Alliance magazine

The first female CEO at the European Venture Philanthropy Association has assumed her role this month. Former Novartis senior executive …

News

‘Achtung, Stiftung!’: Austrian Foundation Association publishes practical handbook for Austrian sector

13 September 2020
Alliance magazine

The Austrian Foundation Association has published ‘Achtung, Stiftung!’ or ‘Attention, Foundation! Non-profit foundation work in Austria: establish, lead, dissolve’, a …

News

Alwaleed Philanthropies, Human Rights Commission cooperate to protect human rights

12 September 2020
Alliance magazine

Alwaleed Philanthropies have joined the Saudi Human Rights Commission to sign a memorandum of cooperation that will aim to strength …

News

Sandra Alzate appointed new Executive Director of AFE Colombia

11 September 2020
Alliance magazine

The Asociación de Fundaciones Familiares y Empresariales, or Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia, has appointed Sandra Alzate …