Future features

Every edition of Alliance magazine includes a 30 page special feature and three months of dedicated coverage looking in-depth at a pressing issue or topic. Our features are led by expert guest editors, and include peer dialogues, profiles and perspectives from around the world of philanthropy. Coming up:

March 2024: New Leaders in philanthropy

Leadership is often talked about, but it is rarely explored in great detail within the philanthropic community. When it is, the discourse tends to focus on philanthropic donors like Bill Gates or Mackenzie Scott. However, what about the leaders and senior leaders of philanthropic grantmaking institutions – how are they being supported with their responsibilities? What examples are there of encouraging thoughtful leadership practices within the philanthropic community as well as foundations and philanthropists displaying leadership of wider issues? This special feature will portray and discuss instances of both.

Guest edited by Sufina Ahmad (John Ellerman Foundation) and Tendisai Chigwedere (TrustAfrica)

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June 2024: Philanthropy and the common good

Most philanthropists would claim that enhancing the common good is at the heart of their philanthropic purpose. But how many live up to this expectation? How would philanthropy be different if pursuing the common good became the defining principle in efforts to find solutions to the decline of democracy, the onset of cataclysmic climate change, the erosion of civic media, and failures of digital governance and other interconnected problems. If advancing the public’s commitment to the common good is a key driver of social progress, then philanthropy has a key role compensating for the negative consequences of modern market capitalism—by balancing the forces of individual acquisition and consumption with those of the pursuit of the common good. This special feature will make the case for philanthropy to renew and prioritise the idea of the common good as a primary goal for the successful functioning of contemporary society.

Guest edited by: TBC

In the pipeline

  • Tax and philanthropy (September)
  • New economy (December)

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