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Tech, strategic philanthropy, and giving trends in India: Philanthropists Nandan and Rohini Nilekani

Alliance magazine 14 January 2021

In a new interview series titled The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with fellow philanthropists Nandan and Rohini …


Philanthropy must invest in tackling non-communicable diseases

Mukul Bhola 8 January 2021

‘We had to ask a trader going across the border to China to buy insulin. This was animal insulin, it was very hard to get and very expensive,’ shared Sai Sam Noon, a 49-year-old public …


Invest in scaling infrastructure, not just products and organisations

Yanni Peng and Warren Ang 4 January 2021

The dominant approach to scaling and replicating impact has been to scale-up one organisation or model at a time – an effective non-profit or intervention is recognised, and resources are given to that non-profit to …

What will it take to prioritise climate change?

Moutushi Sengupta 30 December 2020

From engaging new champions, to promoting local narratives, here’s how we can strengthen action on climate change mitigation. India ranks third in terms of absolute levels of carbon emissions after China and the United States. In a …

Community, access and citizenship: the pandemic and technology

Dr Sarayu Natarajan 28 December 2020

The word access contains a bit of a paradox within – you cannot have access unless you have access! Especially in the context of technology deployed between the state and the citizens, access is impossible …

AVPN launches new podcast “Money Meets Mission”

Alliance magazine 27 December 2020

The Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, the largest social investing community in Asia, has launched a new podcast hosed by its CEO Naina Subberwal Batra that brings in leaders from across the business, philanthropy, and impact …

King Baudouin Foundation, Give2Asia promote cross-border philanthropy

Alliance magazine 24 December 2020

The King Baudouin Foundation and Give2Asia, together with their global affiliates, have announced a new partnership to promote and facilitate cross-border charitable giving. The organisations hope that corporate and individual donors will benefit from global …

Governments cannot squander lessons of Covid-19 in working with civil society

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde 23 December 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed many flaws in government policies and relationships around the world, from the underfunding of health services to public mistrust of official advice. But in our sector, one of the most …

$27 million bond will help women in Asia rebuild livelihoods post-Covid

Alliance magazine 19 December 2020

The Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX) has issued a $27 million bond to support creating sustainable livelihoods for more than three million women in developing countries. The bond is called the Women’s Livelihood Bond 3 …

Want to fulfil philanthropy’s potential? Invest in our ecosystem

Nadya Hernandez and Nikita Damle 1 December 2020

For too long philanthropy has failed to recognise the importance of its own support organisations to the development of the field. WINGS and Sattva Consulting have designed a set of tools to address the shortfall …