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Conference reports

Venture philanthropy as a new round of philanthropic development

16 December 2018
Natalya Pyagay

More than 600 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, development practitioners and investors were brought together under the auspices of the 14th Annual Conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Warsaw, Poland on 28-30 November 2018. While many of them have been part of the EVPA network for several years, there was also a decent number of newcomers, including myself, ready to explore the exciting world of venture philanthropy and social investments. So, what is Venture Philanthropy and what …


The narrative of Africa rising

15 December 2018
Tony K Ansah Jr

Nowadays, the narrative of ‘Africa Rising’ is gaining popularity. According to this narrative the African continent is emerging and progressing to greater heights than ever before. However, when one takes a closer look it becomes apparent that the African continent is dealing with a wide variety of challenges. As a result of this, many African countries are barely able to stand on their own two feet and reach a certain level of sustainable prosperity for …


One in four foundations have changed giving strategies since 2016 US elections

14 December 2018
Alliance magazine

A new survey of more than 450 foundations found that one in four have made changes to their philanthropic giving …


Alliance Breakfast Club – 1 Feb 2019: Royal philanthropy

13 December 2018
Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine, in partnership with Philanthropy Age, are delighted to announce upcoming Breakfast Club on Royal Philanthropy, the topic of …


Over 40 per cent have experienced prejudice or discrimination in UK trust and foundation sector

12 December 2018
Alliance magazine

Over 40 per cent of respondents to a survey by Grant Givers’ Movement (GGM) have said that they had seen …


New study reveals the world’s most philanthropic billionaires

11 December 2018
Alliance magazine’s latest study reveals who the world’s most charitable billionaires are, comparing metrics such as their net worth, the amount …


Investing in Central and Eastern Europe could strengthen entire European economy

10 December 2018
Alliance magazine

The Social Investment Leveraging Index, which was launched at the 14th EVPA conference in Warsaw, indicates that the average budget …


Devorah Mayman Patt appointed CEO of Israel Venture Network

9 December 2018
Alliance magazine

The Israel Venture Network (IVN) has announced the appointment of Devorah Mayman Patt as their new CEO. Before joining IVN, Patt …

Practical advice

Support comes in many forms

8 December 2018

FundAction has a few donors. (Too few! Anyone who wants to support European activists, get in touch!) One of these, …


Alliance magazine distribution is now plastic free

7 December 2018
Alliance magazine

Thanks to support from the European Climate Foundation we are happy to announce we have now removed all the plastic …


Unearthing solutions: using data to reach children left behind in the AIDS response

6 December 2018
Corinna Csáky and Jennifer Carpenter

After nearly 40 years of tireless activism, advocacy, funding and research, HIV is no longer the devastating death sentence it …