Forward features

Below you can find information about upcoming issues of Alliance including special features and guest editors:

March 2020: Indigenous philanthropy

Indigenous territories cover 80 percent of the earth’s global biodiversity and almost a quarter of the world’s land surface. Its Peoples constitute the world’s largest minority encompassing more than 370 million people in over 90 countries. The world of philanthropy has begun to recognise that support and funding for self-determination efforts led by Indigenous Peoples is critical to solving many of today’s complex problems, such as climate change, biodiversity preservation, and sustainable management of natural resources. This ground-breaking special feature will discuss effective ways to partner with Indigenous Peoples and place Indigenous values at the heart of philanthropic practice. Guest Edited by Mónica Alemán of the Ford Foundation and Manaia King of the J R McKenzie Trust.

June 2020: Social movements

Mass citizen action through social movements and other popular forms of organising are a defining feature of our times fundamentally changing our civic space. Yet, institutional philanthropy has often been missing in action either unable or unwilling to engage and, when it does, met with concerns about the distorting effect of its resources and practices. This original special feature, guest edited by Halima Mahomed, Graciela Hopstein and Romy Krämer, investigates how institutional philanthropy can make itself relevant to the needs of social movements by deepening their understanding of movements and discovering appropriate ways to engage.

In the pipeline

  • How do foundations invest their assets?
  • Law and philanthropy