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World’s first Development Impact Bond to improve quality education in India surpasses targets

Alliance magazine 12 August 2018

The world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) to support the enrolment out-of-school girls and improve quality education in remote, rural and marginalised communities in India exceeded ambitious targets. The DIB achieved 116 per cent of …


How philanthropy adds value to India’s effort to achieve SDGs

Heather Grady 5 August 2018

How can philanthropy leverage its specialised resources to effectively contribute to India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation? This was the question posed at a recent session in Bangalore during the second annual meeting of the …


Godfrey Mwindaare announced as second partner for Aavishkaar Africa Fund

Alliance magazine 31 July 2018

Aavishkaar Intellecap Group, has announced the appointment of Godfrey Mwindaare as the second partner for the Aavishkaar Africa Fund (AAF) which is a $150 million venture capital fund that would make high impact investments across …

Marriage equality campaign recognised at 2018 Philanthropy Australia awards

Alliance magazine 28 July 2018

The Tom Snow & Brooke Horne Family Trust won Best Large Grant at the 2018 Philanthropy Australia awards for their marriage equality campaign. The award honours significant achievements in Australian grant-making in the last five …

Global Impact launch six new regional funds

Alliance magazine 13 July 2018

Global Impact has launched a new suite of regionally focused High Impact Funds to support nonprofits in Africa, Asia‑Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. For its six new funds, Global …

Interview: Naina Batra, Chief Executive of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

Andrew Milner 10 July 2018 For Subscribers

The ‘big tent’ is becoming even bigger. This year’s AVPN conference in Singapore hosted over a thousand participants. With such a catchment and as one of the few pieces of pan-Asian philanthropic infrastructure it is …

New fund launched for LGBTQI activists in Asia

Alliance magazine 8 July 2018

Audeliss & INvolve Founder and CEO, Suki Sandhu, has established a new fund to support LGBTQI activism in Asia which will be managed by GiveOut. The Suki Sandhu LGBTQI Asia Fund will be provide grants to support activists working across …

A child-centric view of the 2018 AVPN Conference

Mary Ellen and Azad Oommen 7 July 2018

As organisations working on education in India, we were excited to be at AVPN to connect with other organisations interested in education, be inspired by ideas from across Asia and learn how other sectors are …

The 2018 AVPN Conference, Singapore, 4-7 June 2018

Andrew Milner 19 June 2018 For Subscribers

The social and environmental problems we’re facing will require far more resources than we have so far put into them. As a rough indicator, estimates of money to meet the Sustainable Development Goals are eye-watering. …

Asian SPOs need continuum of capital, not support in silos, says AVPN

Alliance magazine 18 June 2018

Social purpose organisations (SPOs) in Asia need different forms of support at different stages of their development if they are to succeed. To allow this to happen effectively, funders should think of the provision of …