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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 …

WINGS Forum 2020: Focus not only on sharing generosity, but sharing power

Elika Roohi 26 November 2020

The 2020 annual WINGS forum was meant to happen in Nairobi, a celebration of the organisation’s 20th anniversary with their first conference in Africa. Of course, this year made other plans – so this week …

Australian Philanthropy Awards recognise excellence and innovation

Alliance magazine 24 November 2020

The recipients of the sixth annual Australian Philanthropy Awards have been announced, recognising excellence and innovation in the sector ‘at the end of a complex and challenging year’. Following a record number of nominations, Awards …

Covid-19 and the unfinished funding agenda in Southeast Asia

Rosalia Sciortino 19 November 2020

Since the beginning of the pandemic, philanthropists and private foundations have invested their resources to control the Covid-19 epidemic and ameliorate its impacts. The reactions have varied from admiration for the ‘generosity’ and social commitment …

Systems thinking can support research translation and crossing the ‘valley of death’

Noel Chambers 16 November 2020

Funders of health and medical research play a unique and important role. Beyond supporting individual projects and striving to achieve their purpose, funders can collectively influence culture and systems. At the researcher level, emphasis is …