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Philanthropy is about generosity, not self-redemption at taxpayers’ expense

Florencia Roitstein 14 May 2019 For Subscribers

A major fire has engulfed the medieval cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, one of France’s most famous landmarks. The French President Emmanuel Macron called for donations for reconstruction and a number of French billionaires …


Alliance Breakfast Club: #SystemsChange

Amy McGoldrick 2 April 2019

‘Intractable problems the world faces cannot be solved in isolation,’ began Nick Glicher, Director of TrustLaw at the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) in his welcoming remarks. ‘Problems are interconnected and interdependent – and so are …


Making infrastructure future-ready

1 Filiz Bikmen and Michael Alberg-Seberich 12 March 2019 For Subscribers

In order to meet the challenges philanthropy and social investment is contending against, its infrastructure needs to be rethought and retooled. Those of us who live in the developed world take many things for granted: …

Putting a foot in Europe’s closing doors

Massimo Lapucci 5 March 2019

Recent political developments are threatening civic space in Europe. Foundations are stepping forward to defend it This year marks three decades since the establishment of the European Foundation Centre (EFC), as well as the fall …

The state of French philanthropy

Andrew Milner 5 March 2019

It’s an auspicious moment for philanthropy in France but the sector is still finding its feet In May, the European Foundation Centre will hold its annual conference in Paris and 2019 also marks the 50th …

There’s no democracy without protest

Melissa Spatz 5 March 2019

Threats to the right to protest have caught the liberal funding community in the US unprepared, but the response is gathering momentum Threats to freedom of assembly are growing in the United States. We have …

How has philanthropy changed (or not) in emerging markets?

Alliance magazine 26 February 2019

Alliance magazine and global infrastructure network WINGS came together for their first joint webinar of the year. This webinar was an opportunity for finalists of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize – and therefore recognised leaders …

Systems change at scale

2 Alliance magazine 19 February 2019

In the eighth Alliance audio podcast, Charles Keidan discusses what it means to conduct philanthropy ‘at scale’ with Rakesh Rajani of Co-Impact and Donzelina Barroso of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. Not content to simply fund projects, …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #RoyalPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 5 February 2019

Delegates and panellists stoically shuffled in from the bitter cold and snowy street-slush into The Loft at The Club at the Ivy, to take part in an informative and insightful Breakfast Club on Royal Philanthropy. …

Beneficiaries in charge

1 Cullagh Warnock and Samantha Rennie 29 January 2019

A charitable fund set up to benefit women and girls in the UK is using participatory grantmaking to allocate its Justice and Equality Fund. When Rosa (UK) was asked to deliver a crowd-funded programme to …