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A moment between then and now

Ruth Richardson 30 November 2021

We must take the opportunity offered by events to reconfigure the world’s food systems – and that involves seeing them as systems When we first sat down to conceptualise this issue, we thought about the …


How can we do the most good?

Hannan Ali 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

I was one of the fortunate individuals who attended the #AllianceAt25 event at the Aga Khan Centre in London. As we discussed how philanthropy had changed and where it was headed, one thought was running …


Time for Nigeria’s ultra-wealthy to get behind climate change philanthropy

Adetokunbo Abiola 29 November 2021

Nigeria ranks as the fifty-eighth most vulnerable and the twenty-second least ready nation to adapt to the threats of climate change, a degree of unpreparedness which was already in evidence in the confusion following the …

Philanthropy is no longer a corporate tick-box

1 Mapaseka Mokwele 26 November 2021

Philanthropy has always been treated as a ‘nice to have’ and not so much a ‘must have’. Many corporates have done their social responsibility interventions mostly as a ‘tick-box’ within their family or corporate foundations …

$3m from philanthropy to kickstart loss & damage funding at COP26; public funds don’t follow

Alliance magazine 15 November 2021

Leading climate funders, including the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the European Climate Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Global Greengrants Fund, have committed an initial $3 million in start-up assistance …

How philanthropy can help to reimagine a better world rooted in justice, solidarity, and community

Nina Blackwell 14 November 2021

Over the past 18 months, many funders (philanthropic and otherwise) – struck by the realization that so many of our global development gains were tenuous and reliant upon outside INGO actors – have increasingly sought …

Community-driven systems change: A practical way to shift power in global development and philanthropy

Sadaf Shallwani 7 November 2021

Traditional global development practices aren’t working. Despite substantial investments in development efforts over many years, many large projects initiated by traditional, top-down Global North philanthropic funders, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and others have not resulted …

The future of feminist philanthropy

Alliance magazine 2 November 2021 For Subscribers

The Urgent Action Funds are a global consortium of feminist funds that provide support for women and LBTQI+ human rights defenders across the globe. Through their four Sister Funds, they collectively support feminist activism in …

Oak Foundation appoints Masego Madzwamuse to direct Environment Programme

Alliance magazine 23 October 2021

The Oak Foundation has appointed Masego Madzwamuse as director of its  Environment Programme. Madzwamuse, who was previously CEO at the Southern Africa Trust, joined the Geneva-based team last month. ‘Masego has an established track record …

New report offers advice for grantmakers working in Africa

Alliance magazine 14 October 2021

A new report from the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group shares advice and reflections by individuals engaged in grantmaking in Africa. The report surveyed 17 individuals over a period from November 2019 to February 2020 who …