News Shafi Musaddique 22 November 2023

Top 25 global funders account for more than three quarters of direct giving

The top 25 global funders account for more than three quarters of direct giving between 2016 and 2019, according to a new report published by the Council on Foundations.   The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation …

Analysis Carlo Sagun and Philo Alto 21 November 2023 For Subscribers

How investment in Philippines’ social enterprises can help meet SDGs

Leading figure in the Philippines’ social enterprise space, Professor Carlo Sagun of Bayan Innovation Group, and Asia Value Advisors’ founder Philo Alto, share how engaging the philanthropy sector and corporations can help social enterprises move the …

News Shafi Musaddique 21 November 2023

Abu Dhabi to host 2024 AVPN annual conference

The UAE will host next year’s AVPN annual flagship Global Conference event, bringing together investors, philanthropists, policymakers and funders.  Taking place in Abu Dhabi over three and a half days, between 23 and 25 April …

Analysis Pia Wong, Victoria Wisniewski Otero and Angelyn Lim 21 November 2023

Voice for Social Good – Hong Kong initiative for full-funding principle for NGOs

Have you ever wondered: how much of my donation to a charity goes to those in need? It’s tempting to restrict funding only to activities that seem to directly serve beneficiaries to get the biggest …

Editorial David Sampson 20 November 2023

More than nothing, but not enough: UK funding to LGBTI communities in the Global South and East

This year has been one of celebration and commiseration for global LGBTI communities.  The Cook Islands and Mauritius have decriminalised same sex relations, there was an important court victory for civil society organizing in Kenya …

Conference Alliance magazine 20 November 2023

The AVPN Global Conference 2024: ‘One Asia, One Future’

Conference Report Eleanor Margolis 20 November 2023

The ecosystem – and why we can’t do without it

Social Impact Infrastructure Organisations (SIIOs) which comprise the philanthropic sector, are as necessary to its existence as our own ecosystem is to our survival as human beings. In spite of this and of the signal …

Analysis Alex Ross 20 November 2023

The transformative potential of listening

Listening and responding to people’s views and voices and centring them in decision making are key ingredients for shifting power. Yet for millions of people who rely on humanitarian support and millions more whose communities …

Conference reports Qing Gu 19 November 2023

The wisdom comes from the grassroot

‘Diversity, equity, and inclusion in grantmaking’ at the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum 2023 The 2023 Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum (PBC 2023), convened on 11-12 September by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, …

Practical advice Active Philanthropy 17 November 2023

Climate action now will have short-and long-term benefits

A climate science workshop series by Active Philanthropy: Episode 5 What paths into the future are still viable, and what immediate and long-term benefits can be gained if we act now? These are the questions …