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Alliance digital event: Levelling the global playing field

Annmarie McQueen 17 May 2022

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 …


Alliance digital event: partnering for philanthropic impact

1 Annmarie McQueen 3 May 2022

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 …


How can philanthropy support action on climate change?

Annmarie McQueen 12 April 2022

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 …

Alliance digital event: Philanthropy for mental health

Alliance magazine 15 March 2022

Is philanthropy for mental health still in the shadows? Despite increased attention during the pandemic, mental health philanthropy is still lagging behind. Many explanations have been given for this: the difficulty of diagnosis, the stigma …

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

Annmarie McQueen 15 February 2022

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 & …

Risk or opportunity? Elevating your non-profit investment strategy

Annmarie McQueen 1 February 2022

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 …

Alliance webinar: Food systems – time for change

Annmarie McQueen 14 December 2021

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 …

Future of philanthropy media

Annmarie McQueen 23 November 2021

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 …

Alliance webinar: The future of philanthropy in Asia

Annmarie McQueen 16 November 2021

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 …

EFC Annual Conference 2021: From crisis to opportunity

Alliance magazine 26 October 2021

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s European Foundation Centre conference in Vienna, Austria. We’d like to thank the following contributors: Lucy Bernholz Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and …