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How domestic philanthropy can transform the Balkans

Nathan Koeshall 9 October 2018 For Subscribers

In the countries of the Western Balkans, shaking off long-standing socialist traditions where the state provides for all, can a culture of personal or collective philanthropy emerge at the same pace as democratic and market-oriented …


Social enterprise is eroding civil society

2 Amitabh Behar 25 September 2018 For Subscribers

An incisive editorial cartoon shows Mahatma Gandhi being read a letter stating that his funding proposal for spinning cloth is being rejected because the link between the proposal and the struggle against the British empire …


Singapore minister of culture, Grace Fu, during her keynote speech at the AVPN conference.

The future of impact investing: a view from Asia

Andrew Milner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Within philanthropy circles, people are beginning to look beyond grants to the creation of a package of what might be called social finance, which will not only be bigger but will involve the kind of …

Reassigning public wealth in Brazil

Marcos Kisil 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The process of PtP has unlocked large funds for charitable use. It might now do so in Brazil via its privatization agenda and serious corruption problems According to Lester Salamon, the Philanthropication thru Privatization (PtP) …

Advocating for philanthropy in Europe

Max von Abendroth 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

An emboldened coalition can make the case to EU institutions of the importance of philanthropy to Europe’s future The activity and effectiveness of European philanthropy over the past years has been significantly shaped and partly …

At the heart of advancing human rights

Debbie Pippard and Esther Hughes 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

A decade ago, Global Dialogue was formed to promote innovation in human rights funding and practice. What progress has it made? Global Dialogue was formed in 2007 with a clear vision to promote innovation in …

Growing ambition in a shrinking space: Hungary’s community foundations after the election

Tamás Scsaurszki 21 August 2018 For Subscribers

Community foundations offer signs of hope despite growing official repression of civil society. Hungary’s general elections in April gave (once again) a constitutional majority to the ruling coalition government and a green light to pursue …

How we grew a field: The Rothschild Foundation and the development of Jewish Studies in Europe

Robin Nobel 7 August 2018 For Subscribers

As philanthropy professionals, we have long grown accustomed to ‘measuring our impact.’ Equally, though, we have come to be haunted by impact’s dark shadow side: attribution. How can foundation staff ever be certain that their …

Philanthropy to Israel and Palestine – it’s time to change the framing

3 Nora Lester Murad 24 July 2018 For Subscribers

Earlier this year, Alliance Magazine set out to highlight philanthropy in the Israeli-Palestinian context as part of its special feature on Diaspora philanthropy. Short portraits of prominent Jewish philanthropists who support Israel – including Sheldon Adelson, …

Fake news and philanthropy

Alliance magazine 3 July 2018

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