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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 anonymous columnist will take on your trickiest problems and questions and publish the answers exclusively in Alliance. Philanthropy Confidential launched in Alliance in September 2020 as your space to get anonymous advice on the dilemmas and experiences you encounter working in and with the global philanthropy sector. Over the last year and more, secret columnist …

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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 society to outline the biggest challenges, most pressing questions, and most promising ideas, trends, and solutions in this pivotal moment. This year’s blueprint looks at the impact of converging crises and the deep and wide systemic changes they demand. Philanthropy and Digital Civil Society: Blueprint 2022 situates the sector and society at large at a …

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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 the bleak findings of Forgotten by Funders, a report from the movement-building platform Women Beyond Walls that looks at the challenges of funding programmes to support incarcerated women and girls. The report, which was produced without philanthropic funding, surveyed 34 organisations across 24 countries on five continents. Some of the report’s key findings include: Addressing …

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In India, private philanthropy up 23% with increase coming from family foundations

11 January 2022
Alliance magazine

Private philanthropic spending was up almost a quarter in 2020 in India, a report from Dasra and Bain & Company has revealed. Much of this increase has come from family foundations, the report found. In 2020, private giving was $8.7 billion, compared to $7 billion in 2019. Of the $1.8 billion increase, two-thirds were made up of an increase in family philanthropy. Family philanthropy The increase of family philanthropy could be related to the increase …

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First philanthropy report on climate strategies in China released

3 January 2022
China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance

On Adaptation Day at COP26, the China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance (CEGA) released the ‘CEGA Research Report on the Funding Strategies …

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New $1.5m commitment to 9 organisations by African Visionary Fund

31 December 2021
Alliance magazine

The African Visionary Fund is welcoming more high impact partners to their portfolio with a new $1.5 million commitment to …

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Engineers Without Borders Australia and Arup Australasia awarded International Philanthropy Award

29 December 2021
Alliance magazine

Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) and Arup Australasia have won the International Philanthropy award at the Philanthropy Australia Awards for …

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UK foundation grantmaking high, despite growing challenges for philanthropy sector

20 December 2021
Alliance magazine

Foundation grantmaking remained high in 2021, despite growing challenges for the foundation sector, found the Association of Charitable Foundations’ (ACF) …

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Charity donations from UK’s wealthiest down 20 per cent, despite income rise

18 December 2021
Alliance magazine

The wealthiest people in Britain cut their typical donation to charity by more than a fifth in the years preceding …

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Funding framework for climate change for Australian philanthropists

17 December 2021
Alliance magazine

The Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN) has released a new Climate Change Funding Framework for philanthropists. The Framework helps philanthropists …

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Philanthropy consultant I.G. Advisors appoints new CEO

13 December 2021
Alliance magazine

Emily Collins-Ellis has been appointed CEO of I.G. Advisors, a consultancy working with philanthropists, businesses and nonprofits to create social …

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Global South environmental and justice funders join together to launch Fundos del Sur

11 December 2021
Alliance magazine

A group of Global South funders have joined together in a new initiative to direct resources to local grassroots organisations …

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Gates philanthropy is 40% of all cross-border development funding, finds OECD report

9 December 2021
Alliance magazine

The OECD Centre on Philanthropy has launched a report today looking at the role of private philanthropy for development – …