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Which session at the 2019 AVPN Conference would you most like to read about?

1 Alliance magazine 17 June 2019

As we approach the annual AVPN conference next week, we hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments from those …


Foundations partner to improve standards of care for children in Vietnam

Alliance magazine 10 June 2019

The Lorinet Foundation in partnership with the Octava Foundation, are providing funding to enable the rollout of a successful pilot led by OneSky, in supporting Early Childhood Development in the Hoa Khanh, Da Nang Industrial …


Jack Ma reappointed as United Nations SDG Advocate

Alliance magazine 8 June 2019

Philanthropist and co-founder of the Alibaba group has been reappointed to the UN’s panel of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Advocates. Jack first joined the group of 17 Advocates in early 2016. He launched his own …

How to build a community that works towards your goals

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network 6 June 2019

Credit Suisse is leading a movement to help social enterprises thrive Challenge Funders and resource providers are often working in silos and unable to find a strong pipeline of investment-ready opportunities. At the same time, …

Reflections from the Philanthropy New Zealand Summit

Ken Whitney 4 June 2019

Thinking deeply about the role of trust in philanthropy was the theme of the Philanthropy New Zealand Summit recently held in Wellington. In a local context particular attention was paid to the failure of trust …

Community philanthropy

Kamala Chandrakirana, Shaheen Anam and Ambika Satkunanathan 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

In situations where violent conflict is imminent or endemic, the best place to foster peace is in local communities. Members of the Foundations for Peace Network report from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka Indonesia Striking …

Routes to peaceful development: Environment

Bilal Ahmad Pandow 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Shared understanding of environmental concerns is at the heart of trying to build a peaceful and border-free South Asia The South Asian Voluntary Association of Environmentalists (SAVAE) is over a decade old. Its background was …

New Zealand Philanthropy Summit: a call to action

Cheryl Spain 29 May 2019

New Zealand’s Philanthropy Summit wrapped up last Friday and it was an urgent call to action about the depth of the problems we face. It was also a challenging but welcome reminder of the privilege …

Four things I learned at the Philanthropy New Zealand Summit

Kate Frykberg 29 May 2019

The Philanthropy Summit, held in Wellington from May 15 – 17 and created by Philanthropy New Zealand, was one of the best learning opportunities I have had in a long time.  Here’s the top four …

The universality of philanthropy

Masayuki Deguchi 28 May 2019

Japan has the fastest modernized country in Asia, and the concept of ‘philanthropy’ was born in the 1970s. This term has gained overwhelming support from some limited experts, and the Japan Foundation Center was established …