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First regional meeting explores social entrepreneurship, investment in Eastern Europe and Russia

18 June 2021
Alliance magazine

Collaborate for Impact – an EU-funded project that encourages social entrepreneurs, social investors, and government representatives to work together – has launched its first regional event in Eastern Europe. Coordinated by the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) and partner organisations, this event was the ‘first step in building the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in this region’, said EVPA. Over the second week of June, more than 750 participants from Eastern Europe and Russia came together to …


Showing up as an ally

17 June 2021
Patricia McIlreavy

The Covid-19 pandemic and the concurrent disasters created by hurricanes, wildfires, and other hazards have stretched communities to their limits. The needs across the globe have also asked all of us to dig deep and give generously. As a result, recovery from the Covid-19 contagion is on the horizon, with over 50 per cent of the U.S. population receiving at least one shot. Regretfully, global progress is not at pace with that percentage, and no …


MacKenzie Scott’s latest round of gifts prioritises philanthropy infrastructure

16 June 2021
Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan

MacKenzie Scott has announced her latest round of financial gifts – this time allocating $2.7 billion to almost 300 organisations. Among the groups receiving grants are many U.S. philanthropy ecosystem and infrastructure bodies, which Scott has described as ‘historically underfunded’. Among the list of grantees this time are: Candid GivingTuesday ($7 million) United Philanthropy Forum ($3 million) National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy ($3 million) National Center for Family Philanthropy Native Americans in Philanthropy (‘multi-million dollar …


Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation: integrating climate in Australia

15 June 2021
Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in Australia decided to give climate change a bigger space in its work in 2016, when it began integrating an environmental lens across all its grantmaking and projects. That step – inspired by action surrounding 2015’s COP21 in Paris – has led it to where it is today: everything from their work supporting vulnerable households to improve the energy efficiency and climate resilience to planning to decarbonise its endowment by 2030. …


Business of Philanthropy: David Miliband

14 June 2021
Alliance magazine

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

Conference reports

What is the 2030 agenda for foundation asset management?

13 June 2021
Tobias M. Karow

In Germany, the asset management of foundations is facing a serious problem: Due to their innate risk-adversity and regulatory tendencies, …

Practical advice

How to responsibly end funding relationships with charities

12 June 2021
Matthew Mannix and Charlotte Lamb

Throughout the pandemic, philanthropists, trusts, and foundations have done a phenomenal job of supporting charities and other social purpose organisations …


Are American philanthropists funding the gaps which their tax avoidance has caused?

11 June 2021
Elika Roohi

A report from ProPublica this week, citing leaked tax returns of some of the wealthiest Americans, alleged that most of …


Italy’s Assifero appoints first female chair

10 June 2021
Alliance magazine

The national membership association of Italian grant-making foundations and private institutional philanthropy, Assifero, has appointment Stefania Mancini as its new …


Constitutional change and devolution – is there a role for philanthropy?

9 June 2021
Martin O'Brien

I think it’s fair to say that many of us working in philanthropy were entirely unprepared for the deep divisions …


Nailing net-zero by creating an accountability ecosystem

8 June 2021
Amol Mehra

Not a day goes by without a company making a new commitment to achieve net-zero emissions in the next few …


Why and how to build cross-sector partnerships: Lessons from Ukraine

7 June 2021
Oleksandra Lytvynenko

‘True excellence is a product of synergy,’ a common saying goes. For the third sector, it’s especially relevant. It’s too …


$3 million for vaccines from Asia Philanthropy Circle, Gavi

6 June 2021
Alliance magazine

Asian Philanthropists, coordinated by the Asia Philanthropy Circle, have pooled $1.5 million in funding to contribute 600,000 doses towards the …