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Shine Campaign: Energising women in the Global South

Sheila Oparaocha and Emira Woods 9 October 2020

The future of sustainable energy innovation is women-led, community-powered, and based in the Global South. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed flawed systems that have failed marginalised communities living in the Global South for decades. These …

Community philanthropy chair hits out at Mexican government civil society crackdown

Elika Roohi 29 September 2020

Michael Layton, who joined the Johnson Center for Philanthropy as the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair earlier this month has used his first article to raise concerns about  Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador interference …

Bleak prognosis for Indian civil society following new foreign funding bill

Ingrid Srinath and Smarinita Shetty 29 September 2020

The Government of India passed the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 on 23 September, less than 72 hours after it was tabled without any prior consultation, taking both civil society in India and the …

The Aotearoa COVID-19 experience

Sue McCabe 26 September 2020

This is the third article in a global series about philanthropic responses to COVID-19 and its effects, co-hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange and Alliance Magazine. In an effort to challenge current discourse and practice and re-centre diverse voices and …

Shloka Nath on climate, collaboration, and COVID-19

Andrew Milner 15 September 2020 For Subscribers

One of the panellists as AVPN 2020 was Shloka Nath, Executive Director of the recently-formed India Climate Collaborative (ICC). As one of the conference themes was collaboration, she talks to Alliance about how ICC puts …

Jack Heath appointed new CEO of Philanthropy Australia

Alliance magazine 8 September 2020

Philanthropy Australia has announced Jack Heath as its new CEO, commencing January 2021. Health joins PA after serving for eight years as CEO of SANE Australia, a leading national mental health charity. He succeeds current …

Harnessing the philanthropy and finance sectors for social good

Qing Gu 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Limited assets among Chinese foundations restricts their ability to bring about change – but it may also act as a catalyst for other resources When the Narada Foundation announced plans to contribute 50 million RMB …

Welcome to our sector’s biggest virtual conference

Andrew Milner 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Alliance goes behind the screens at the AVPN annual event and discovers an extraordinary team effort ‘We must have been crazy’ – that was the verdict of AVPN’s Naina Subberwal Batra on the decision to …

Moving at the speed of trust

Judy Foster and Natasha Scully 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Helping communities overcome layers of disadvantage requires investments of trust as well as money The multiple ingrained challenges that disadvantaged communities face can only be addressed by authentically trusting, empowering and engaging the community to …

The case for investing with a gender lens

Andrew Milner 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Gender lens investing – the deployment of all forms of capital from philanthropic to public – to further the cause of women’s empowerment and the pursuit of their rights is not just good for women, …