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What we can learn from the latest International Giving trends?

Amy McGoldrick 21 May 2019

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has now released almost ten years’ worth of data on giving behaviour via its World Giving Index (WGI). The findings of this index ignite conversations about giving and generosity in …


Coverage from Council on Foundations’ Leading Together Conference 2019

Alliance magazine 7 May 2019

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s Council on Foundation’s annual conference in Miami, Florida. Leading Together 2019 brought thought leaders together to engage in provocative conversations about the issues, challenges, …


Coverage from EDGE Funders Annual Conference & Global Philanthropy Forum 2019

Alliance magazine 16 April 2019

Alliance is pleased to provide media coverage for this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum in Redwood City, California and the EDGE Funders Annual conference in Ri De Janeiro. Coverage of the events are provided by: Bottom up vs …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #SystemsChange

Amy McGoldrick 2 April 2019

‘Intractable problems the world faces cannot be solved in isolation,’ began Nick Glicher, Director of TrustLaw at the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) in his welcoming remarks. ‘Problems are interconnected and interdependent – and so are …

Systems change and philanthropy

Julian Corner 5 March 2019

Philanthropy and systems approaches are an obvious coupling but the future of their relationship remains far from clear This special feature explores a growing aspiration in philanthropy to achieve system-level change. It looks at the …

Changing the philanthropy system

Charles Keidan 5 March 2019

Debates are raging about the standing of philanthropy in democratic societies. Today’s critics point to the ways in which philanthropy enables wealthy individuals and families to exercise (and enjoy) public influence off the back of …

The bigger picture lying behind royal philanthropy

Chandrika Sahai 5 March 2019

I appreciate Alliance focusing on the philanthropy of royal families around the world (December 2018) because in order for philanthropy to be effective and accountable, it does need to be scrutinised. Several articles in the issue ask …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 5 March 2019

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2019 issue of Alliance: The Americas New law to regulate endowments in Brazil Cross-border giving guide from CAF America 2016 election prompts …

Power is a complex issue

Robin Heller 5 March 2019

The Alliance editorial and lead article introducing the issue on Royal Philanthropy raised thoughtful questions about covering some of the most consequential donors in the world: royalty. Yes, there are very specific power dynamics when …

Interview: Rob Reich

Charles Keidan 5 March 2019

For Rob Reich, co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the first question to ask about philanthropy is not how well is it doing, but what is it for? In an influential …