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Fit to fund: Who should pay to raise standards for good financial grant practice?

27 December 2019
Michael Kilpatrick

Funders have a right to expect that their nonprofit grantees have systems and structures in place to manage grants effectively …


Donors are not investing in a resilient civil society in Latin America, but philanthropy bodies stand out

26 December 2019
Clara Bosco

These last years have marked the tipping point of a growing disconnect between citizens and public institutions in Latin America. There is …


Australian philanthropy needs more crowd power

23 December 2019
Krystian Seibert

Philanthropy’s ability to give up power will actually demonstrate the sector’s maturity, writes Krystian Seibert, who argues it’s time for …


ABC Fund makes first investment, backing cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire

20 December 2019
Alliance magazine

The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) has made its first investment  in a cocoa cooperative based in Côte d’Ivoire – …


ABN AMRO launches online ‘charity check’ tool

19 December 2019
Alliance magazine

ABN AMRO has partnered with the Netherlands Fundraising Regulator (CBF) to develop a tool that helps donors check their charity …

Conference reports

What can we learn from a feminist approach to philanthropy?

18 December 2019
Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde and Cleodie Rickard

Funding movements and shifting power to the global south A recent Alliance magazine event on feminist philanthropy saw an excellent …


African and Jewish philanthropy merge to deepen the practice of giving among the youth

17 December 2019
Lisa-Anne Julien

There are several African terms that embody the spirit of philanthropy. The South African term Ubuntu has come to mean …


We tried to see whether charities’ admin costs correlate to their effectiveness, and you won’t believe what happened next

16 December 2019
Caroline Fiennes and Shruti Patel

Many people believe that charities waste money on ‘administration’, and hence that the best charities spend little on administration. Some …


Partnership With Native Americans Announces Joshua Arce as new president and CEO

13 December 2019
Alliance magazine

Partnership With Native Americans (PWNA) have announced the appointment of Joshua Arce as their new president and chief executive officer (CEO) effective 6 January 2020. …


New resource launched for systems change funders

12 December 2019
Alliance magazine

The report “Philanthropy, Systems & Change” brings together stories and tools from philanthropists, academics and practitioners based in Australia, UK, Canada, Germany and US. Authored …


Tony Elumelu Foundation open 2020 applications for entrepreneurship programme

11 December 2019
Alliance magazine

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on 1 …


Lloyds Bank Foundation relaunches grants programme for small and local charities

10 December 2019
Alliance magazine

Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are now available for small and local charities through a new simplified, more …