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Gates Foundation adds four trustees to its board

27 January 2022
Alliance magazine

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has added four new members to its board of trustees. The news follows several months of uncertainty about what the Foundation’s future would look like following Bill and Melinda’s divorce. The four new Trustees are: telecom billionaire Strive Masiyiwa of Zimbabwe; Minouche Shafik, director of the London School of Economics; Tom Tierny, cofounder of nonprofit advisory firm Bridgespan; and Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman. For the first time ever, …

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Legal Empowerment Fund launches open call for proposals

26 January 2022
Alliance magazine

The Legal Empowerment Fund, supported by foundations such as Mott and Hewlett, has launched its inaugural open call for proposals. The Fund is a 10-year, multimillion-dollar effort at the Fund for Global Human Rights to give frontline activists and grassroots groups the support they need to close the global justice gap. The LEF will consider grant applications from grassroots groups doing legal empowerment work for up to 24 months of general support (core funding). In …

Analysis

What’s ahead? Predictions for philanthropy in 2022 and beyond

25 January 2022
Rhodri Davies

It feels, right now, as if the only real certainty is uncertainty. But this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to think about the future. Once we abandon the idea of rigid predictions and focus instead on identifying key existing trends and drawing upon weak signals at the edges of current practice, it is possible to extrapolate to a wide range of possible futures. And it is vital that we do so, as 2022 sees philanthropy …

Opinion

Evolving our leadership: How network leadership gets us where we are going

24 January 2022
Elsa Henderson and Devon Davey

Leadership is universal. It can come from anywhere, and anyone can be a leader. As major transitions in leadership are happening In philanthropy and across social change work, we ask, what skills and practices does an evolved leader truly need? One possible answer to this question is that we think network leadership comprises the most highly effective practices of interdependence, adaptive problem solving, emergence, invitational, facilitative, and embodied leadership. In this article, we discuss these …

Interview

Business of Philanthropy: B1G1 CEO Masami Sato

23 January 2022
Alliance magazine

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for …

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$2bn in grants over 2021 from world’s largest community foundation

22 January 2022
Alliance magazine

In 2021, the United State’s leading community foundation, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, awarded $2.27 billion in grants to nearly …

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Valerie Rockefeller new board chair of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

21 January 2022
Alliance magazine

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a leading nonprofit philanthropy service, has announced Valerie Rockefeller as the new chair of the Board of …

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UAE-based foundation leader: Philanthropists need to do more

20 January 2022
Alliance magazine

The CEO of the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education has a message for philanthropists in the Arab region: ‘Donating …

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Cryptocurrency philanthropy will be big in 2022, say advocates. Not so fast, say experts.

19 January 2022
Alliance magazine

GiveDirectly, which provides cash transfer services to people living in poverty, saw the number of individuals giving in cryptocurrency increase …

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New columnist takes over Alliance advice column Philanthropy Confidential

18 January 2022
Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine’s advice column Philanthropy Confidential has a new secret correspondent for 2022. Writing under the pen name Veritas, our …

Opinion

Anniversary celebrations: an opportunity for experimentation and reflection

17 January 2022
Sufina Ahmad

Celebrating significant milestones in an organisation’s existence can easily become an exercise in self-indulgent and self-aggrandising behaviour. In 2021, Alliance …

Interview

Business of Philanthropy: Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

16 January 2022
Alliance magazine

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for …

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‘Only big changes will lead to positive futures’: annual civil society blueprint

15 January 2022
Alliance magazine

Drawing on voices from across the sector, Lucy Bernholz’s annual industry forecast surveys the landscape of philanthropy and digital civil …