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Alliance magazine: An interview with Annie Lennox and Mitch Besser

Alliance magazine 7 January 2013

“I decided that this was an issue I wanted to get involved with. I wanted to contribute my own voice to creating a bigger platform, in any way that I could,” says Annie Lennox of …

Social investment is a tool, not a mission

Jenny Conrad 7 December 2012

New money was contrasted with old during discussions at the conference on ‘New tools and trends in global philanthropy’ in London on 30 November. Organized by the Philanthropy Special Interest Group of the Society for …

Just published: the December 2012 issue of Alliance magazine!

Alliance magazine 5 December 2012

With a special feature on ‘Networks and philanthropy’ this is an important issue for those wishing to understand more about networks, for philanthropists and foundations wishing to collaborate more with others, and those wanting to …

Just published: the September 2012 issue of Alliance magazine!

Alliance magazine 3 September 2012

With a special feature on ‘What can data do for philanthropy?’ this is an important issue for foundations looking at what data they have, what data they need and how they can use data to …

Is passion still relevant in effective philanthropy?

The Philanthropic Initiative 5 September 2011

In a field buzzing with the drive to collect data, measure results, and support ‘what works’, it is becoming exceedingly uncomfortable to appear to derail discussions on the science of philanthropy by introducing the P-word. …

Cross-border giving – how can we sustain the momentum?

1 Betsy Brill 9 August 2011

  The recently released Giving USA 2011 annual report on philanthropy showed that international affairs (giving) is the big winner – up 18.6 per cent cumulatively between 2008 and 2010. Some may assume that this …

What does mob boss Whitey Bulger’s capture have to do with philanthropy?

The Philanthropic Initiative 2 August 2011

It was big news in Boston. Even the New York Times gave it front-page coverage.  After 16 years of fruitless pursuit, the FBI had finally nabbed Whitey Bulger – famed mob boss, murderer and FBI informant …

Welcome to Latest from Alliance, Alliance’s global philanthropy blog

Caroline Hartnell 11 July 2011

We launched Latest from Alliance two years ago because we wanted to be in touch with our readers more frequently and to bring you items of breaking news and readers’ responses to previous articles as …

Gunderson to leave COF at start of September

Alliance magazine 7 July 2011

Steve Gunderson is to step down as president and CEO of the Council on Foundations with effect from 1 September, it was announced on Sunday. In an open letter posted on the Council’s website, Gunderson …

New Sunday Times Giving List registers significant 12-month drop

1 Alliance magazine 9 May 2011

This year’s Sunday Times Giving List shows that donations from the UK’s top hundred philanthropists have dropped by £818 million over the past 12 months. At the same time, the number of £1 million+ donors …