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Opinion

Evolving our leadership: How network leadership get 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 composes 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 Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Masami Sato, the founder and CEO of B1G1. The pair discuss building bridges between business and non-profits to boost social impact on communities. Listen to the full conversation below.

News

$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 6,000 nonprofits and community organisations supporting education, youth and community development, health, public safety and other important community issues. The sum is a more than 20 per cent increase on 2020. In 2016, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation adopted a new strategic plan, guided by a vision of an equitable, economically secure and vibrant future …

News

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 Directors. Rockefeller succeeds Wendy O’Neill, who spent four of her 10 years of board service as Chair. During O’Neill’s tenure, RPA grew from a team of 45 people to an organization of more than 80 people advising on and managing over $500 million a year in philanthropy across dozens of countries. Today, the organization sponsors …

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

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 …

News

‘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 …

Opinion

Feminist friendship as method: conversations on advisory models in philanthropy

14 January 2022
Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O’Malley

Advisors are often how philanthropy intersects with and connects to social movements – the mechanism by which funders build their …

Opinion

Responding to the climate crisis is an investment in Africa’s development

13 January 2022
Saliem Fakir

With a vision of securing a vibrant, climate-resilient Africa, the African Climate Foundation (ACF) is part of a relatively new …

News

Resourcing for incarcerated women and girls ‘desperately underfunded’

12 January 2022
Alliance magazine

Even donors that identify as women’s rights or feminist funders aren’t resourcing incarcerated women and girls. That is one of …