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Philanthropy keeps Zimbabwe afloat as frequent climate disasters hit the country

Andrew Mambondiyani 2 September 2021

Zimbabwe is in the clasp of a crippling economic crisis resulting from a mix of climate change disasters and fiscal policies enacted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Millions of people in the country continue to …

25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …

Community philanthropy in Kenya and beyond

Janet Mawiyoo 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Applying a community philanthropy lens is the route to achieving sustainable development and bring local resources to the fore My memory of using the term ‘community philanthropy’ goes back to the late 1990s when together …

What I know now

Peter Laugharn 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Some 17 years ago, as an international funder Peter Laugharn penned a letter to an imagined colleague new to the field. Here he writes a follow-up letter from his vantage point as president and CEO …

Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …

Where will the focus fall?

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Philanthropists and practitioners, some of whom were starting out at the same time as Alliance was commencing its own 25-year journey, tell Andrew Milner where they are hoping the philanthropic spotlight will shine during the …

Elite philanthropy in Africa

Bhekinkosi Moyo 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Wealthy Africans should do much more to solve the continent’s problems as inequality continues to grow There seems to be no limit to the growth of inequality in the world in general, and in Africa …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …

Specialising in the wholly impossible: Black women leading in philanthropy

Annmarie McQueen 24 August 2021

In the early 1900s in a series of letters back and forth, U.S. educator and activist Nannie Helen Burroughs and social worker Jane Edna Hunter stood in awe of the obstacles they had overcome to fund, either …