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Opinion

To reimagine philanthropy, go back to its roots: the love of humanity

1 July 2022
Sarah Henry

Philanthropy’s practices have moved it so far away from its definition of loving humanity. Intersectional feminism offers a roadmap for the way back. Stop dividing people into groups based on unrealistic and artificial singular boxes. Stop defining issues for them. Stop incentivizing competition. Stop demanding ‘scale’ for the sake of it. For the love of humanity, please stop. The love of humanity is the very definition of philanthropy, but the sector’s practices have moved it …

Opinion

Pride & prejudice: Is philanthropy failing the global LGBTQI+ community?

30 June 2022
Allan McKinnon

As Pride month draws to a close, one could be forgiven for thinking there was a plethora of philanthropic support for pro-LGBTQI+ organisations. The truth is sadly far different. Pro-LGBTQI+ organisations receive just 0.35 per cent of philanthropic funding; anti-LGBTQI+ organisations actively campaigning for the reversal of our rights are far better funded. One organisation alone spent $622m on stopping LGBTQI+ rights in 2019-20, $46m more than the entire funding donated globally to pro-LGBTQI+ causes …

Opinion

Why the trustees of Prince Charles’s foundation face a ‘legal headache’

29 June 2022
John Picton

Charity law expert, Dr John Picton, uses a legal framework to examine the impact of recent revelations involving Britain’s heir to the throne Prince Charles faces questions over his judgement after it was revealed by the Sunday Times that he collected millions of euros in cash from the former Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. The public relations crisis is also a potential legal headache for the Prince of Wales’s …

News

New report assesses barriers and opportunities for cross-border giving in Asia

28 June 2022
Alliance magazine

Give2Asia has published the results of an extensive study on Unlocking Cross-border Philanthropy in Asia. The report provides a detailed analysis of the barriers to—and opportunities for—cross-border giving within Asia. Its findings are based on in-depth interviews with 150 high-net-worth donors, foundations and corporations, and surveys from 135 non-profit organisations. The report was presented at the AVPN Global Conference last week and was produced in collaboration with the Asia Philanthropy Circle, King Baudouin Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda …

Analysis

Navigating the challenges of funding in and around the global commercial sex industry

27 June 2022
Emily Nielsen Jones

Is the sex industry an empowering human right to be legalised and mainstreamed? Or patriarchal sexual exploitation? About ten years …

News

Prince Charles allegedly accepted cash, deposited into foundation account

27 June 2022
Alliance magazine

Prince Charles accepted bags of cash containing millions of pounds from a controversial Qatari philanthropist and politician and funnelled the …

News

American giving remained strong in 2021, totalling $485bn

26 June 2022
Alliance magazine

Private giving, including individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations, gave an estimated $484.84 billion to U.S. charities in 2021, according to …

News

Aga Khan Foundation holds global education forum across ten countries

25 June 2022
Alliance magazine

The Aga Khan Foundation — together with UNICEF, the Regional Education and Learning Initiative, and the Government of Tanzania — …

News

European Ventre Philanthropy Association appoints new Chair

24 June 2022
Alliance magazine

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) has appointed Leslie Johnston, CEO of the Laudes Foundation, to become the new Chair …

Analysis

In parched Zimbabwe, experts fear that new PVO law will curtail food aid

23 June 2022
Andrew Mambondiyani

Zimbabwe is grappling with severe droughts that have left millions of people food insecure, forcing many farmers to depend on …

News

$1m pooled fund for Southeast Asian maternal, child health

22 June 2022
Alliance magazine

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), together with philanthropic leaders in Asia, have joined to launch the second round of …

News

New impact platform to tackle urgent youth issues in Asia

21 June 2022
Alliance magazine

AVPN, with founding support from the Citi Foundation, have launched the ‘Youth Opportunities Platform’ today at the AVPN Global Conference. …

News

AVPN, Google and Asian Development Bank launch $3M fund to combat climate change through tech

21 June 2022
Alliance magazine

The Sustainability Seed Fund will provide support to non-profit organisations in 11 markets that are using technology-based solutions to combat …