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Alliance webinar: Food systems – time for change

Annmarie McQueen 14 December 2021

Over the last half-century and more, global food systems have been dominated by the large-scale production of single crops produced for mass markets, culminating in the Green Revolution of the 1990s. While this transition from …


A moment between then and now

Ruth Richardson 30 November 2021

We must take the opportunity offered by events to reconfigure the world’s food systems – and that involves seeing them as systems When we first sat down to conceptualise this issue, we thought about the …


Interview: Jeff Bradach, co-founder of The Bridgespan Group

Charles Keidan 30 November 2021

Jeff Bradach is co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, arguably among the world’s most influential non-profit and philanthropic advisory firms. Best known today for advising leading philanthropists, including Mackenzie Scott, on donating billions of philanthropic dollars, Bridgespan itself is branching out with over 300 members of staff and …

The sunset is beckoning

Lynda Mansson 30 November 2021

After nearly three decades of protecting areas of biodiversity, the MAVA Foundation is preparing to close. Its director-general shares her insights into the experience of ‘sunsetting’ Yes, it’s true, we’re closing. In 2010, when I …

Hobson’s choice – tax and philanthropy

Charles Keidan 30 November 2021

Too often, asking wealthy people to give more philanthropically or requiring them to pay more tax is presented as a binary choice. But does it have to be this way?  Graham Hobson is an unusually …

Future of philanthropy media

Annmarie McQueen 23 November 2021

Does philanthropy get the media it deserves? The philanthropy-focused media is coming of age. Outlets and publications are scrambling to meet the needs of readers seeking insight on philanthropy within and beyond our field. As …

Alliance webinar: The future of philanthropy in Asia

Annmarie McQueen 16 November 2021

Change is inevitable, but what forms will it take? Asian philanthropists pivoted almost immediately to tackle the first wave of the pandemic, reflecting the flexible, innovative and catalytic nature of philanthropy. As funders rise to …

EFC Annual Conference 2021: From crisis to opportunity

Alliance magazine 26 October 2021

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s European Foundation Centre conference in Vienna, Austria. We’d like to thank the following contributors: Lucy Bernholz Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and …

Alliance webinar: Future of philanthropy in Europe

Annmarie McQueen 26 October 2021

The face of European philanthropy is changing. Funding priorities, strategies and practices are being re-examined in response to wealth inequality, the climate emergency and the Covid pandemic. To meaningfully contribute to Europe’s most pressing issues, …

Reflections on building a learning culture in nonprofits and funders

Joachim Krapels, Julie Bélanger and Loïc Watine 19 October 2021

Imagine you are a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) leader in an international NGO. You’re on the phone with a colleague from the programme team in your organisation: Colleague: Donor X is interested in livelihood …