Author Archive:

Annmarie McQueen

Conference Report Annmarie McQueen 28 June 2022

Alliance event: Learning from failure in philanthropy

‘If you haven’t failed, you’re not trying hard enough….’ It seems like a no-brainer. Learning from failure contributes to high-quality implementation, strategic innovation and improved governance and transparency. Yet despite the fact that all funders …

Conference Report Annmarie McQueen 17 May 2022

Alliance digital event: Levelling the global playing field

Sociologists have theorised that the best time to understand something is when it’s disrupted. So, what can we learn about the relationships in global philanthropy, following the disruption that years of health, justice, and climate …

Conference Report 1 Annmarie McQueen 3 May 2022

Alliance digital event: partnering for philanthropic impact

The value that philanthropy can bring through partnership is significant. However, partnership is difficult. It needs investment of time and resources and an adjustment of mindset and expectations. In this event, we partnered with The …

Conference Report Annmarie McQueen 12 April 2022

How can philanthropy support action on climate change?

On 31 March 2022, Synergos’ Global Philanthropists Circle, in partnership with Environmental Funders Network (EFN) and The Philanthropy Workshop (TPW), brought together funders for a ‘rare opportunity to hear from the broader environmental philanthropic community …

Conference Report Annmarie McQueen 15 February 2022

Alliance digital event: A global conversation on the future of philanthropy

What does the future of philanthropy look like? Over 2021, as a part of Alliance magazine’s special 25th-anniversary celebrations, we explored that question through six special digital events across Africa, the Arab region, Asia & …

Conference Report Annmarie McQueen 1 February 2022

Risk or opportunity? Elevating your non-profit investment strategy

For many, the term ‘investment risk’ can carry negative connotations. However, higher investment returns are only possible by taking on greater risk. Foundations investing in the long term are able to withstand more risk, and …

Conference Report Annmarie McQueen 14 December 2021

Alliance webinar: Food systems – time for change

Over the last half-century and more, global food systems have been dominated by the large-scale production of single crops produced for mass markets, culminating in the Green Revolution of the 1990s. While this transition from …

Conference Report Annmarie McQueen 23 November 2021

Future of philanthropy media

Does philanthropy get the media it deserves? The philanthropy-focused media is coming of age. Outlets and publications are scrambling to meet the needs of readers seeking insight on philanthropy within and beyond our field. As …

Conference Report Annmarie McQueen 16 November 2021

Alliance webinar: The future of philanthropy in Asia

Change is inevitable, but what forms will it take? Asian philanthropists pivoted almost immediately to tackle the first wave of the pandemic, reflecting the flexible, innovative and catalytic nature of philanthropy. As funders rise to …

Conference Report Annmarie McQueen 26 October 2021

Alliance webinar: Future of philanthropy in Europe

The face of European philanthropy is changing. Funding priorities, strategies and practices are being re-examined in response to wealth inequality, the climate emergency and the Covid pandemic. To meaningfully contribute to Europe’s most pressing issues, …