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Donors need to do better finding and funding grassroots health NGOs for LGBTQ+ people in Uganda

Longino Mo 11 June 2024 For Subscribers

LGBTIQ+ people in Rwenzori sub region, Uganda are pleading for a non-discriminative environment at health facilities to ensure equitable and quality access to Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) and HIV services.  LGBTIQ+ people in rural areas …


Nigeria eyes legislative intervention to boost philanthropy 

Shafi Musaddique 5 June 2024

Nigeria has its eyes on bringing legislation in drive philanthropy better into the country.  Benjamin Okezie Kalu, deputy speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria, is the man pushing for a sea change.   …


Trust-based philanthropy rewards ideas

Anne Robinson Wadsworth 5 June 2024

Growing up in a rural village in northwestern Tanzania, Josephina Joachim was a young woman who experienced hardship and injustice. Hoping to shift the narrative for girls who came after her, she and her colleagues …

Welcome to the June 2024 issue of Alliance

Charles Keidan 4 June 2024

Like motherhood and apple pie, who would not be in favour of pursuing the common good? But what exactly is the common good? And do those of us working in philanthropy have a special responsibility …

Peer dialogue: It’s time to fly…

Judith Symonds 4 June 2024

Women in Africa president Hafsat Abiola talks to guest editor Judith Symonds and expert philanthropy consultant Julie Fry, about her work with the democracy movement in Nigeria, how the climate crisis is fundamentally a trust issue and …

Philanthropists’ role in empowering Africa’s environment guardians

Rose Ng’ang’a 15 May 2024

African communities have for centuries played a critical role in forest conservation. By empowering these communities, philanthropists have stepped in to not only preserve rich cultural heritage but also tap into their invaluable wisdom for innovative …

Scaling with government: Key lessons for mission-driven organisations

Nikesh Sharma 14 May 2024

At the 2024 Skoll World Forum Marmalade Festival, Spring Impact, Global Innovation Fund and Grand Challenges Canada co-hosted a side event to unpack key lessons for mission-driven organisations scaling with government. We were joined by …

April 2024: Around the world with our regional reps

Alliance magazine 9 May 2024

Every month Alliance regional representatives provide a report on the latest happenings in philanthropy from their region. Below is roundup for April 2024 Successful demonstration test of world’s first zero-emission ship in Japan By Fan Li, …

What Funders misunderstand most about funding social change innovation

Bright Simons 8 May 2024

The last decade has seen a raft of big new ideas about innovating financing models for social enterprises. Philanthropic organisations and program investors have been overwhelmed with gurus promising smart new thinking about how to …

World Hunger Day: A call for increased investment in maternal and early childhood nutrition

Anna Slattery 28 April 2024

One billion – roughly one in four – women and girls around the world are malnourished today. It’s a staggering statistic and a challenge that is getting worse, not better.  The global price of food …