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Chinese philanthropists make donation of 2,000 ventilators to New York possible

Alliance magazine 8 April 2020

The private foundations of two of China’s wealthiest technology entrepreneurs, Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, have donated 2,000 ventilators to New York state. The donation, which also includes 2.6 million masks and 170,000 goggles, was …


Reflections from Hong Kong: Opportunity amidst the COVID-19 crisis for a reset in philanthropies and mindsets

Philo Alto 7 April 2020

Although Asia’s initial outbreaks of COVID-19 overwhelmed parts of the region, many cities and countries quickly imposed strict measures that managed to dampen the virus spread – for now. As the coronavirus epicentre shifted west …


COVID-19 national funding platform launched for Australian philanthropies

Alliance magazine 5 April 2020

Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have launched the COVID-19 National Funding Platform to support a coordinated philanthropic funding response to the escalating crisis. The Platform is a central online directory that enables Australian philanthropic …

2020 AVPN Conference to be online only

Alliance magazine 1 April 2020

The annual AVPN Conference will be going online only this year owing to COVID-19, announced the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. ‘While the world remains shaken and confined due to the unprecedented global pandemic, we at …

Pandemic – A time to demonstrate philanthropy at its best

Krystian Seibert 17 March 2020

Krystian Seibert shares his reflections about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for the Australian charities sector and four things philanthropy needs to do. I hesitated writing this piece. Because everywhere I look, be it news …

New study examines philanthropy in Indonesia

Alliance magazine 8 March 2020

Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) have published the new study Philanthropy in Indonesia as part of their larger study review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is …

On their own ground

Mónica Alemán 3 March 2020

If you want to build strong partnerships with Indigenous people, you have to approach them as equals and on their terms Machu Picchu in Peru, Teotihuacan in Mexico, or Tikal in Guatemala: what do these …

Relationships first, money after

Manaia King 3 March 2020

Philanthropy can help restore the power and dignity of Indigenous Peoples and their cultures, but it takes more than writing cheques, having meetings and making the right noises ‘He aha te mea nui o te …

Home-grown giving in Africa and Asia

Matt Reeves 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Attracting local donors can pay big dividends – more than just financial ones – and it’s not just about wealthy donors, either The Merti Integrated Development Programme is based in Isiolo, a town in northern …

Mantras and the arch of leadership

China Ching 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

The best way philanthropy can support Indigenous Peoples is by backing the continuum of leadership between, within and across communities A few months ago, I found myself in the middle of the rainforest in Borneo. …