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Interview Alliance magazine 12 September 2021

Business of Philanthropy: Fady Jameel

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Fady Jameel, Vice Chairman of Community …

Opinion Jones Mwalwanda 11 September 2021

Funders’ most powerful resources are the young people they seek to serve

Nearly 50 per cent of the developing world population is made up of children and youth. Of the 1.5 billion young people in the world, nearly one billion live in developing countries. Malawi, where I …

News Elika Roohi 10 September 2021

Gates, Soros team up on access to medical technology

Despite sharp differences in their approach to global health, Bill Gates and George Soros’s respective foundations have teamed up to support medical technology through an initiative by the Soros Economic Development Fund and the Bill …

Opinion Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake 9 September 2021

Looking at girls’ education through a different lens

Girls’ education has been deemed a ‘silver bullet’ for some of the biggest development challenges. It has been likened to a Swiss army knife because of the range of tools it offers for international development and …

Opinion Amit Bouri 8 September 2021

Looking back, looking ahead: Impact investing at a crossroads

In the earliest days of a formal impact investing industry, the concept itself was radical. I vividly recall sitting in an office with my mentor and former boss, shortly before the Global Impact Investing Network …

News Elika Roohi 7 September 2021

Grants for clean air less than one per cent of total global philanthropic funding

Philanthropic funding for clean air amounts to 0.1 per cent of grants worldwide, according to a new report from the Clean Air Fund. And while philanthropic funding for clean air projects has increased, it is …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 6 September 2021

Alliance poll: philanthropy to experience Asian boom

Philanthropy is primed for explosive growth across Asia, respondents to an Alliance survey published in the magazine’s special 100th issue have predicted. Almost half of the respondents forecast that Asia will see the most growth …

News 1 Alliance magazine 6 September 2021

Philanthropy mobilises to support Afghan refugees

Philanthropy is stepping up to provide support to Afghan refugees, including a $15.7 million grants from the LEGO Foundation, a $10 million emergency fund from Open Society Foundations, and a pledge from Airbnb to provide …

Practical advice Sue Norton 5 September 2021

Impact philanthropy: building blocks of impact for maximising the ROI of your philanthropy

As Covid-19 and its variants continue to spread despite progress with vaccines, what felt like a brief period of optimism in some countries has given way to renewed uncertainty. Thankfully, many corporations and foundations in …

Opinion Svitlana Bakhshaliieva 4 September 2021

Implementing successful non-profit initiatives: is it a matter of money or education?

It is hard to overestimate the importance of education. However, when it comes to the charity sector, internal growth and development are not always a priority. The Zagoriy Foundation’s new programme for small- and medium-sized non-profit …