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A time to reflect and look to the future

Liz McKeon 31 August 2021

Welcome to the 25th anniversary edition of Alliance, a special 100-page magazine to mark our 100th issue. Milestones bring about a sense of accomplishment, as we look back at what we’ve achieved. Over the last 25 …


So much to gain, all to lose

Charles Keidan 1 June 2021

‘Will we be able to look our children and grandchildren in the eye and tell them that we did everything we could, when just 2 per cent of philanthropic giving is directed towards mitigating climate …


Alliance is 25!

Charles Keidan 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

We’re delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary at the heart of global philanthropy. Reaching 25 years old in the world of non-profit media is something none of us take for granted. We’re grateful to …

Foundations should answer Dr Tedros’s call

Charles Keidan 1 December 2020

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation, uses this issue of Alliance magazine to urge foundations to take action in response to the challenges of our times. In his poignant dialogue with …

The Hewlett way

1 Charles Keidan 1 September 2020

The philanthropic world is facing mounting challenges. As the impacts of climate change, inequality, global pandemics and authoritarian populism increase, foundations are being called on and, in some cases, called out more than ever. At …

In this moment of crisis, philanthropy should get behind social movements

Charles Keidan 2 June 2020

I’m writing this introduction to our June issue as the aftermath of the global coronavirus pandemic continues to engulf the world. As I write in late April, my children have been off school and nursery …

Indigenous voices central to philanthropic progress

Charles Keidan 3 March 2020

Indigenous Peoples encompass more than 475 million people in over 90 countries and their territories cover almost a quarter of the world’s land surface. They are critical to the sustainable management of natural resources, the …

Philanthropy needs a feminist consciousness

Charles Keidan 3 December 2019

As someone who went to an all-boys, mostly white, and quite elite private school until 16, gender issues were not at the forefront of my consciousness. Despite seeing myself as liberal, I was still a product of my school, family and …

The battle to build a human rights movement fit for the times

Charles Keidan 3 September 2019

The open, liberal, and democratic societies which human rights help to foster are under sustained attack. Right-wing governments and movements have harnessed popular discontent and trained fire on groups which human rights legislation was established …

Philanthropy has failed the people of Gaza

Charles Keidan 4 June 2019

A decade ago, I visited the Gaza Strip. It was a few months after the end of Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s military attempt to contain the Palestinian group Hamas. Few private foundations had travelled to …