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Calls for greater focus on philanthropy ahead of Australian Federal Election

Alliance magazine 12 April 2019

Australia’s peak body for giving, Philanthropy Australia, is calling for a greater focus on philanthropy from both sides of politics in the lead up to this year’s Federal Election. Philanthropy Australia  released its ‘Federal Election …


Turning thoughts and prayers into action: religious pluralism in the era of hate

Shaheen Kassim-Lakha 9 April 2019

A recent New York Times headline following the March 15 mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, poses the question, ‘As Details Emerge on Gunman, New Zealand Asks What It Could Have Done …


Harnessing the power of media to achieve change

Rachel McKee 6 April 2019

Deep in the heart of the Himalayas, the Koshi River begins its journey as a tiny stream. It makes its way down the northern slopes of Tibet, gains momentum as it traverses Nepal, joins the …

Centre for Social Impact releases first-ever survey results on sub-funds in Australia

Alliance magazine 24 March 2019

Krystian Seibert of the Centre for Social Impact at the Swinburne University of Technology conducted a survey to quantify sub-funds in Australia. Before this data, the size of Australia’s sub-fund sector was unknown. Findings from …

Azim Premji donates shares worth $7.5 billion to his foundation

Alliance magazine 22 March 2019

Billionaire Azim Premji made history this week as the most generous philanthropist in India. Nicknamed ‘India’s Bill Gates’, Premji pledged $7.5 billion to his foundation, the Azim Premji Foundation, which believes in a just, equitable, …

The Liffman Provocations: What would da Vinci do?

1 Michael Liffman 16 March 2019

The last two of my posts have sought to explore both sides of the heart vs head challenge in giving, firstly by arguing for the power of the very objective, analytic approach taken by the effective …

Collier Charitable Fund grant to support family violence prevention initiatives in Australia

Alliance magazine 15 March 2019

A new grant from the Collier Charitable Fund will support a research study to evaluate the success of a hospital-based family violence programme. The five-year Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence (SHRFV) program has been …

Experts concerned as fewer Australians give to charity

Luke Michael 13 March 2019

The percentage of Australians donating to charity is falling, according to new research that experts say highlights a need for different giving strategies in the sector. Roy Morgan’s Single Source survey, which is based on …

Funding by individual philanthropists in India grows 21 per cent over past five years

Alliance magazine 8 March 2019

Funding by individual philanthropists grew by 21 per cent between 2014 and 2018 according to a new report launched today by DASRA and Bain & Company. The India Philanthropy Report 2019 uncovers a continuous increase …

We need more than donations to achieve equality for women in South Asia

6 Bilal Ahmad Pandow 8 March 2019

As the whole world celebrates the International Women’s Day, South Asian countries are still marred with gender inequalities. The region is still engaged in child marriages with one in two girls married before 18 years …