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Alliance magazine 3 September 2019

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the September 2019 issue of Alliance: The Americas Wealthy philanthropists call on themselves to pay more tax Core and Cornell partnership to improve food …

Interview: Safeena Husain, founder of Educate Girls

Andrew Milner 27 August 2019

Safeena Husain knows exactly what she’s talking about. Herself the product of a troubled childhood and a curtailed education, she founded Educate Girls to tackle the problem of out-of-school children in India, one of three …

Public opinion is central to the modern human rights movement

1 Neil Crowther and James Logan 20 August 2019

In the letter heralding the establishment of Amnesty International, Peter Benenson stated that ‘…in matters such as these, governments are prepared to follow only where public opinion leads’. Eleanor Roosevelt remarked that the words of …

#ERNOP2019: Philanthropy in the spotlight?

Alliance magazine 23 July 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s Ernop Conference in Basel. The conference gathered scholars from various disciplines sharing a motivation to discuss the achievements of philanthropy in the present day, …

Time to change the way we invest

Ellen Dorsey 16 July 2019

A growing number of foundations are deploying a portion of their capital to mission aligned investment strategies. This is an important trend. Still, only a relatively small number of foundations seek positive environmental and social …

Breaking Boundaries: Coverage from the 2019 AVPN Annual Conference

Alliance magazine 9 July 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s AVPN Annual Conference in Singapore. Now in its seventh year, the AVPN Conference brought together a diverse group of funders and resource providers …

Energy, curiosity and urgent questions on the AVPN agenda

Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

The 2019 AVPN conference in Singapore put its cards firmly on the table from the start. The focus would be on big themes: education, gender equality, hunger and malnutrition, and climate change – most of …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #Peacebuilding

Amy McGoldrick 2 July 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) opened its doors and welcomed attendees to Alliance magazine’s latest Breakfast Club on peace-building on a bright summer’s morning. ‘I suspect there are a few of us who would say that …

#NextPhilanthropy: Global and local views on the state of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 25 June 2019

#NextPhilanthropy and Alliance magazine host a panel at the Association of German Foundations gathering in Mannheim exploring global and local views on the state of philanthropy. Chaired by Alliance magazine editor Charles Keidan, this session …

International currents at the Association of German Foundations gathering in Mannheim

Andrew Milner 11 June 2019

As part of Deutscher Stiftungstag 2019 in Mannheim, the Association of German Foundations ran a series of English-language sessions to introduce an international perspective to the country’s foundation sector. The general conference theme of democracy …