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Alliance magazine 21 July 2021

Business of Philanthropy: The Tony Elumelu Foundation founder Tony O. Elumelu

Alliance magazine 18 July 2021

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 Tony O. Elumelu, C.O.N. leading investor …


Does philanthropy have too much influence? Or not enough?

Alliance magazine 13 July 2021 For Subscribers

Pandemic response around the globe has elevated and centred philanthropy, causing many bystanders to pay attention to the sector for the first time. From recognising the influence of the Gates Foundation on global public health …

Funders must centre community-led work to achieve meaningful change

Alliance magazine 9 July 2021

A recent report from the Firelight Foundation explores the concept of community-driven systems change and provides practical guidance for donors. ‘Community-Driven Systems Change: The Power of Grassroots-Led Change for Long Term Impact and How Funders …

African Visionary Fund: playing the game to change the game

1 Elika Roohi 6 July 2021 For Subscribers

The African Visionary Fund – a pooled funder with support from King Baudouin Foundation’s U.S. arm, Segal Family Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and Tawingo Fund – launched in early 2020, almost simultaneously with the start of …

IKEA, Rockefeller Foundations pledge $1 billion to fund renewable energy in developing nations

Alliance magazine 26 June 2021

The IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation announced this week that the two funders would be joining forces to set up a $1 billion fund supporting renewable energy programmes in developing nations. The joint fund will …

Climate change resilience: can philanthropy play a role?

Keratiloe Mogotsi 25 June 2021

We have heard about it all before: rising temperatures, failing crops resulting in food insecurity, the melting ice caps – these are all part of the narrative of climate change. Natural disasters, which seem to …

Alliance webinar: Climate philanthropy now – where should philanthropy put its funding?

Annmarie McQueen 22 June 2021

Currently only 2 per cent of philanthropic giving goes towards addressing climate change, however it’s clear that more is urgently needed. To mark the publication of our June issue, this webinar brought together a panel …

Alliance webinar: #ShiftThePower: what power and how far has it shifted?

Annmarie McQueen 8 June 2021

What is the #ShiftThePower movement and how much has it achieved? This webinar aimed to answer these questions with insights from a panel of activists and professionals working with small, grassroots organisations within local communities. …

Tracking 10 years of protests: here’s what we’ve learned

Andrew Firmin 5 June 2021

CIVICUS’s recently published State of Civil Society Report was our 10th edition, offering an opportunity to reflect on what has changed in civic action over 10 years. Looking back, from the ‘Arab Spring’ and Occupy to …