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Alliance magazine expands global philanthropy coverage with Regional Representatives

Alliance magazine 23 May 2022

Regional Representatives from the Arab Region, Latin America, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa have joined the Alliance magazine team, as a part of its goals to improve the globalisation of philanthropy coverage. Alliance eventually has …


Listening for radically different funding realities and environmental justice

Tariro Tandi 22 May 2022

This year’s Commission of the Status of Women (CSW)’s theme was ‘Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and …


Fintech is part of Africa’s green transition

Christina Luke 17 May 2022

As Africa prepares for some of the worst effects of climate change, could innovations that merge fintech and climate solutions help the continent accelerate to its sustainable development goals? Time is no one’s friend in …

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 …

Africa only halfway to achieving SDGs by 2030

Alliance magazine 15 May 2022

According to the just-released Africa Sustainable Development Report, Africa is only halfway towards achieving the SDG goals and targets by 2030. Policymakers and civil society must recalibrate policies and programs if the Global SDGs are to …

Call to funders: Support democracy by investing $6bn in feminist movements

Alliance magazine 7 May 2022

A new report from Shake the Table and The Bridgespan Group has highlighted the untapped potential of feminist movements, calling them ‘powerhouses for social change’. To support these movements, the report’s authors call on philanthropy …

‘The African philanthropy sector is thriving’: East Africa giving report

Alliance magazine 30 April 2022

Deep roots of traditional giving in Africa have evolved significantly in recent years from a largely informal nature to an organised shape practised in different forms and guided more and more by institutional philanthropy, finds …

Imagining a world where we trust young feminists

Purity Kagwiria and Juliana Vélez Uribe 24 April 2022

When we think about the ways that philanthropy has worked historically, what we’ve heard from and shared with young activists during the Pro-action Cafe (a community space for open conversations about the practice of resourcing …

Foundation plays role in returning tea factory to Rwandans

Alliance magazine 16 April 2022

Five thousand smallholder farmers in Rwanda are now the owners of the country’s largest tea factory, after a years-long process that began a decade ago when the Rwandan government first privatised it. The Wood Foundation …

KCDF’s 25th Anniversary Webinar: Building Financial Resilience for Civil Society Organizations

Alliance magazine 4 April 2022