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Don’t shoot the philanthropist

Beth Breeze 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

It is time to disentangle critiques of philanthropy from critiques of wealth and inequality When the Dutch historian Rutger Bregman talked about ‘stupid philanthropy schemes’ during his now-famous appearance at Davos in 2019, he was …

The rise and rise of billionaire philanthropy

Timothy Ogden 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

As inequality continues to grow, problems with the power of elite philanthropy remain unresolved and evermore pertinent The question behind the Alliance issue in 2011 examining the influence of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation …

Has philanthropy forgotten about ‘the common good’?

Bruce Sievers and Judith Symonds 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Efforts to create a sense of social solidarity are thwarted by the drive to pursue individual interests at the expense of collective ends In an era of unprecedented wealth, technological advancement, and global interdependence, we …

How to legitimise philanthropy in an era of inequality

Liz McKeon 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Stark exposure of social injustice worldwide has prompted the philanthropy sector to increasingly address its own internal contradictions ‘Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the economic injustice that makes …

In love and rage

Caroline Hartnell 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Philanthropy needs to deploy rage along with love if it is to tackle the existential threat of climate change Charles asked me to write about my journey from philanthropy to climate activism. ‘Philanthropy’ literally means …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …

25 years? That’s a long time. 100 issues? Miraculous

Carole Shelbourn George 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

The founding editor of Alliance takes a trip down memory lane to recall how a dinner in Paris set off a sequence of events that a quarter of a century ago led to the creation …

Alliance’s critical friends

Andrew Milner 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

The decision in 2006 to establish the Alliance Publishing Trust as an independent entity was designed to give the magazine financial security and a clear identity. It was not a straightforward task, as the founding …

Be not afraid to challenge

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance’s editorial stance comes under the scrutiny of three philanthropy veterans and long-time supporters – who offer some sharply conflicting advice Be more woke Christopher Harris, philanthropy consultant and former member of Alliance’s editorial advisory board I …

Where next for Alliance?

Charles Keidan and David Drewery 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Ambitious future plans will ensure that Alliance continues to develop its role at the heart of global philanthropy As with most small charities, a lot of Alliance’s strategies over the last 25 years have focused …