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Alliance magazine launch blog dedicated to practical advice

16 August 2018
Alliance magazine

Do you have tips, guidance or knowledge which philanthropy practitioners and organisations could use to maximise their impact? Alliance magazine has launched a dedicated section of our blog to share best practice, knowledge, expertise, lessons learned and reflections from philanthropy around the world. With over 20,000 readers and a website that attracts approximately 21,000 unique visitors per month, we want our community of authors to use this platform to share tips, guidance or knowledge which …

How philanthropy can support the growth of data for social good

15 August 2018
Kendra Schreiner and Jordan Junge

We often hear about the potential (and actual) perils of big data and emerging technologies – large privacy breaches, public opinion manipulation, and algorithmic bias – but there are also many positive ways it can influence society. Data has the potential to help us work at a larger scale than ever before, be more efficient, and solve problems more effectively. Despite this potential, data analytics and engagement in this new field remain out of reach …

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New report shares insights on global giving by U.S Foundations

14 August 2018
Alliance magazine

A new report released today by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations …

Analysis

What surprised us (and what didn’t) about U.S. Foundations’ Global Giving

14 August 2018
Natalie Ross, Lauren Bradford and Inga Ingulfsen

Today the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center launched, The State of Global Giving by US Foundations: 2011-2015, featuring a …

Opinion

Creating pathways for philanthropy in the SDGs: Perspectives from Ghana

13 August 2018
Isaac Ofosu Debrah

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an unrivalled opportunity to deliver high quality development results and philanthropy is already playing …

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World’s first Development Impact Bond to improve quality education in India surpasses targets

12 August 2018
Alliance magazine

The world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) to support the enrolment out-of-school girls and improve quality education in remote, rural …

Opinion

Is money evil? A social integration story without money

11 August 2018
Rana Kotan

In Turkish philanthropy, a few foundations (among more than five thousand) managed to go beyond charity by channeling their philanthropic …

Analysis

Philanthropy needs all the help it can get

10 August 2018
Barry Knight

It is good to see that the Alliance Special Feature on ‘Philanthropy’s Developers’ pays homage to some of the pioneers …

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Tanzanian philanthropy sector still dependent on external funding

9 August 2018
Alliance magazine

Tanzanian NGOs remain heavily dependent on funding from external sources, says new research commissioned jointly by the Foundation for Civil …

Opinion

Reflections on the state of civil society in South Africa

8 August 2018
Judith Mtsewu

It was Albert Einstein who said that ‘in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity,’ and it is a sentiment that …

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Social entrepreneurs bridge cultural gaps in response to some of the biggest socio-economic challenges

7 August 2018
Alliance magazine

Twenty social entrepreneurs, originating from diverse communities in Europe and North America, participated in the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship week …