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Alliance event: Funding loss and damage

Amy McGoldrick 26 July 2022

‘Loss and damage’ is a particular phrase the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change uses to refer to the consequences of climate change that go beyond what people can adapt to – such as low-lying …


Interview: Rockefeller Foundation’s Elizabeth Yee on Asia, leadership, and philanthropy

Andrew Milner 7 July 2022

Rockefeller Foundation has deep and long-standing interests in Asia. Hence the presence of  Elizabeth Yee, the foundation’s Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Chief of Staff at the AVPN Conference in Bali. She talks here …


AVPN Global Conference 2022

Alliance magazine 5 July 2022

Over six plenaries, 42 breakout sessions, workshops, networking experiences and small group sessions, the AVPN Global Conference 2022 provided a deep-dive into the cross-cutting thematic areas that represent the most pressing challenges in the region, …

The Asian decade

Andrew Milner 5 July 2022

This was the billing of AVPN’s first face-to-face convening since 2019 and with the return of the conference has come a new purpose and of responsibility, articulated by Naina Batra in her opening address to …

Alliance event: Learning from failure in philanthropy

Annmarie McQueen 28 June 2022

‘If you haven’t failed, you’re not trying hard enough….’ It seems like a no-brainer. Learning from failure contributes to high-quality implementation, strategic innovation and improved governance and transparency. Yet despite the fact that all funders …

Philea Forum 2022: The time is now

Alliance magazine 7 June 2022

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s Philea Forum in Barcelona, Spain. We’d like to thank the following contributors: Dea Vidović Kultura Nova Foundation, We Trust You(th), Silke Breimaier …

Is philanthropy finally ready to embrace intelligent failure?

Donika Dimovska 31 May 2022

Owning and learning from failure is a thing most foundations still seem eager to put off. Many of the reasons for this are evident, but three main obstacles prevent them from seeing learning from their …

My decade of faliure

Charles Keidan 31 May 2022

Everyone has their own experience of professional failure – each in their own way. Mine was at the end of 2012 when I said goodbye to my colleagues at the Pears Foundation for the last …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 31 May 2022

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2022 issue of Alliance: The Americas $1bn Gender Fund aims to transform systems Gates board adds four new trustees How Latin …

Alliance digital event: Levelling the global playing field

Annmarie McQueen 17 May 2022

Sociologists have theorised that the best time to understand something is when it’s disrupted. So, what can we learn about the relationships in global philanthropy, following the disruption that years of health, justice, and climate …