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Alliance webinar: Social movements philanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 30 June 2020

With physical events still unsafe for the foreseeable future, Alliance hosted a webinar to facilitate an in-depth conversation on social movements philanthropy with the new issue’s three guest editors: Halima Mahomed, Romy Kraemer and Graciela …


#AVPN2020: Harnessing the power of networks for good

Alliance magazine 16 June 2020

The 8th annual AVPN Conference focused on the impact that networks can bring to scale solutions and advance global agendas. The virtual conference explored themes such as gender, climate action, nutrition and health, with a …


If not now, when?

Andrew Milner 16 June 2020

The power of networks was the official theme of AVPN’s virtual 2020 conference, but, inevitably there was another theme too – the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has torn up our intellectual maps and …

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 …

Entering the funding arena

Halima Mahomed, Graciela Hopstein and Romy Krämer 2 June 2020

Social movements have rarely featured in funders’ theories of change or strategies. This is slowly changing and international interest in movements is rising Friday’s for Future, NiUnaMenos, Lucha, #BlackLivesMatter, the uprisings in Chile and HongKong, …

Global updates

Alliance magazine 2 June 2020

A world rapidly changed by COVID-19 In the span of four months, COVID-19 has changed our world more swiftly than any other threat in living memory. In January, China imposed quarantine on 57 million people …

Philanthropic Foundations In Canada: Landscapes, Indigenous Peoples and pathways to change

Alexandra Williamson 2 June 2020

Reviewed by Dr Alexandra Williamson, Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, Queensland University of Technology. This edited volume of 13 chapters is divided into three parts. Part One explores the history of foundations in …

Interview: Benjamin Bellegy, WINGS

Andrew Milner 5 May 2020

The latest piece of research produced by the Worldwide Networks for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), designed to help philanthropy support organisations (PSOs) think through their role in changing circumstances has been overborne by the Covid-19 crisis…well, …

Fit for the future: Can we emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis?

WINGS 28 April 2020

Civil society was not ready for COVID-19. In this, the first of a series of articles aiming to assess changes needed to ensure a stronger supporting environment for civil society, Benjamin Bellegy (WINGS), Chris Worman …

Getting the have-mores to give more

The Beacon Collaborative 14 April 2020

Why don’t wealthy people in the UK give more? A new collaboration is determined to find out – and to change it. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) reported total giving among the British population at …