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Register to attend the next Alliance Breakfast Club: #Peacebuilding

11 June 2019
Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine will be hosting our next Breakfast Club in London at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to discuss peace-building and philanthropy. This event will take place on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 08:30 GMT. Peace-related philanthropy, at less than 1 per cent of all grantmaking, seems irresponsibly small given that armed conflict has spoiled lives, divided societies and ruined economies. Yet philanthropy has sometimes played vital, but less well known, roles in peace-building. Reflecting on …

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Out there is in here: the importance of systems awareness

29 April 2019
Caroline Hartnell

Systems change is an area Rethinking Poverty intends to look at in a systematic way, examining some of the key concepts such as emergence and design, equifinality, etc. While a 90-minute breakfast discussion couldn’t possibly do justice to the full complexity of systems change, Julian Corner’s thoughtful remarks at the Alliance Breakfast Club on 27 March made clear how important it is for everyone seeking change to be aware that they are part of a wider system. …


Reflections of an Alliance intern: Advertising philanthropy in an increasingly digital world

21 April 2019
Gabi Kinney

Nearly four short months ago, I hopped on a plane bound for London to complete a semester-long study and intern …


Register to attend the next Alliance Breakfast Club: #SystemsChange

11 February 2019
Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine, in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation, will be hosting a Breakfast Club in London that discusses Systems Change. This event …


Breakfast Club on #RoyalPhilanthropy – now streaming live on Facebook

1 February 2019
Alliance magazine

Tune in and take part! Just visit to watch! Panellists and members of the audience will discuss the benefits, …


Watch the Alliance Breakfast Club live on Facebook – 1 February 2019

31 January 2019
Alliance magazine

In partnership with Philanthropy Age, Alliance magazine is hosting our next Breakfast Club on Royal Philanthropy this Friday 1 February …


World Bank Group launches $50 billion fund for five-year action plan on climate change

19 January 2019
Alliance magazine

This week, the World Bank Group (WBG) announced its five-year ‘Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience’, set to …


Alliance Breakfast Club – 1 Feb 2019: Royal philanthropy

13 December 2018
Alliance magazine

Alliance magazine, in partnership with Philanthropy Age, are delighted to announce upcoming Breakfast Club on Royal Philanthropy, the topic of …

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Charting a common course: Muslim philanthropy Breakfast Club

30 October 2018
Robin Nobel

I walked into Alliance’s Breakfast Club on Muslim Philanthropy not knowing what to expect. On the one hand, I have …

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Muslim philanthropy at the crossroads: Aziz Foundation at Alliance magazine Breakfast Club

27 October 2018
Aziz Foundation

On Thursday October 24 our Assistant Director Shenaz Bunglawala joined Huda Jawad, SAFE Communities Coordinator and Fozia Irfan, Chief Executive of Bedfordshire and Luton …

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Invest in academia to strengthen philanthropy

30 May 2018
Rose Longhurst

‘Without infrastructure, philanthropy can’t reach the level of sophistication necessary to solve social problems’, asserted Benjamin Bellegy of WINGS at …