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Alliance magazine 5 December 2018

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the December 2018 issue of Alliance: The Americas US global giving is cold on climate change AFE appoints Jaime Matute Hernández GrantCraft guide spotlights participatory …


Royal philanthropy

1 Leonard Stall and Joanne Bladd 4 December 2018

Royal giving can be a powerful force for progress but faces pressure to adapt and demonstrate its value to contemporary society At a time when the charitable giving of the world’s rich is under public …


Royal philanthropy needs to loosen up to do the most good

Charles Keidan 4 December 2018

It will be clear to anyone reading this special feature that almost all our contributors – drawn from regions as diverse as the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe – see the philanthropic contribution of royals …

Interview: Fran Perrin, Founder of Indigo Trust and 360Giving

Alliance magazine 13 November 2018

In this podcast, We’re joined by the philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Fran Perrin. Fran is the founder and director of the Indigo Trust, one of a network of 18 trusts established by Sainsbury family members …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #MuslimPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 30 October 2018

Alliance magazine’s Breakfast Club was hosted by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation on a bright, yet freezing London morning. The audience was illuminated by a thought-provoking and powerful panel on Muslim philanthropy, with speakers Fozia Irfan …

How domestic philanthropy can transform the Balkans

Nathan Koeshall 9 October 2018

In the countries of the Western Balkans, shaking off long-standing socialist traditions where the state provides for all, can a culture of personal or collective philanthropy emerge at the same pace as democratic and market-oriented …

Social enterprise is eroding civil society

3 Amitabh Behar 25 September 2018

An incisive editorial cartoon shows Mahatma Gandhi being read a letter stating that his funding proposal for spinning cloth is being rejected because the link between the proposal and the struggle against the British empire …

Interview: Annie Chen, RS Group, Hong Kong

Andrew Milner 11 September 2018

At the forefront of the fast-developing social investment sector in Asia are organisations like RS Group. Neither a typical investment house, nor a typical philanthropic institution, yet it makes both grants and investments. At the …

Muslim philanthropy comes of age

1 Charles Keidan 4 September 2018

Unlocking a huge untapped potential for giving There is general agreement that we don’t know as much as we’d like to know about Muslim philanthropy, a phenomenon broadly defined as giving ‘of any kind, which …

Muslim philanthropy at the crossroads

Tariq Cheema 4 September 2018

The successful melding of new models of giving with practices embedded in Islamic tradition has the potential to reap rewards for society on a global scale Today, there are an estimated 1.6 billion Muslims, constituting …