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Doing Good Index 2020 shows how Asia can maximise doing good in a post-Covid world

Ruth Shapiro 6 July 2020

Famous American politician Tip O’Neil once said that ‘all politics is local’. These days, philanthropy is local as well. Of course, not all philanthropy has localised, but even prior to COVID-19, we saw trends toward …


Alliance magazine, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy to host upcoming webinar on global practice of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 30 June 2020

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Strategic Philanthropy will join Alliance magazine on Wednesday, 1 July at 16:00 CET for a webinar looking at understanding and improving the global practice of philanthropy. …


Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society releases 2020 Doing Good Index

Alliance magazine 22 June 2020

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), a Hong Kong-based research and advisory organisation, has released its annual Doing Good Index. The study’s purpose is to examine the vital role of the social sector, …

#AVPN2020: Harnessing the power of networks for good

Alliance magazine 16 June 2020

The 8th annual AVPN Conference focused on the impact that networks can bring to scale solutions and advance global agendas. The virtual conference explored themes such as gender, climate action, nutrition and health, with a …

If not now, when?

Andrew Milner 16 June 2020

The power of networks was the official theme of AVPN’s virtual 2020 conference, but, inevitably there was another theme too – the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has torn up our intellectual maps and …

Philanthropy’s superpower!

Catherine Brown 16 June 2020

The session on Funding Systems Change in Asia was a powerful call to action for philanthropy to provide more risk capital to test and develop solutions to tough social and environmental challenges, with real potential …

Strategically leveraging corporate resources for social impact

Amy McGoldrick 16 June 2020

Last week AVPN held their 8th Annual Conference, this time entirely virtually, and Alliance asked our readers in a poll for the session you’d like to hear most about. The winner was ‘Strategically leveraging corporate …

AVPN creates new Gender Platform for members

Alliance magazine 16 June 2020

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) has announced during its 8th annual conference that they have released their Gender Platform. This will allow for social investors to learn how to include a gender lens in …

Reflecting on strides in the impact investment industry

Athena Lam 15 June 2020

Between June 8–12, 2020, the AVPN hosted its annual conference virtually, allowing for an unprecedented number of participants to participate and access archived videos. This piece is a reflection on the evolution of the AVPN …

Address digital infrastructure gap to close COVID-19 induced learning gap

Zelig Dhi Lee 15 June 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted students’ learning as a result of school closures; as highlighted by several education advocates who spoke at various panels during the recent AVPN 2020 Virtual conference. The worst-affected student is more likely …