You're currently viewing:

Analysis

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 …

LGBTI philanthropy: still less than a cent in the donor dollar

Emily Hurley and Andrew Milner 26 June 2018 For Subscribers

A number of prominent foundations around the world are now supporting LGBTI causes, reflecting the growth of acceptance of those causes. However, despite this acceptance and the achievement of milestones, such as the legalisation of …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 12 June 2018

Alliance magazine travelled outside of London in late May to host a quarterly Breakfast Club in partnership with WINGS at the EFC Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The mission was to illuminate philanthropy’s global infrastructure to …

A new fund for democracy and solidarity in Europe

Stefan Schäfers 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

A group of 18 foundations have set up a €4 million fund to support civil society and improve the public discourse Liberal democracies in the European Union have been under stress over the past few …

A journey to community philanthropy in Zambia

Barbara Nost and Tarisai Jangara 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

If the old vessel is foundering, don’t cling to the wreckage – build a new boat In 2011, Zambia was classified as a low-middle-income country, which had many economic and other implications for the country. …

The Philanthropy Canvas: Evaluating a foundation’s operating model

Donzelina Barroso and Olga Tarasov 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

As part of an ongoing initiative to help the philanthropic sector more deeply understand the Theory of the Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors recently developed an analytical framework to help foundations to engage in self-evaluation and …

The state of Asian philanthropy

Mark Sidel 15 May 2018

Despite the title of this article, can there be said to be a ‘state’ of Asian philanthropy? One of the sector’s most obvious traits is its diversity but some trends and issues seem discernibly common. …

How philanthropy infrastructure can promote evidence-based giving

Aurelia Kassatly 8 May 2018

Evidence-based philanthropy is more talked about than done. Philanthropy support organisations can help to remedy this. Though evidence-based giving and data-driven philanthropy have become buzzwords in the sector, they have yet to be widely practised …