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How data analysis can help build world peace

Steve Killelea 26 May 2019

One of the most impactful philanthropic gifts in Australia’s history has founded an innovative research institute that is influencing traditional thinking on matters of security and development. In order to understand how to build peace, …

Philanthropy Australia welcomes Labor Party’s commitment to not-for-profit sector

Alliance magazine 12 May 2019

Philanthropy Australia welcomed announcement of a comprehensive not-for-profit sector policy agenda by the Australian Labor Party. The announcement includes commitments to establish an advisory body o oversee the preparation of a not-for-profit sector development plan, …

New China-Italy partnership for joint action on philanthropy development

Alliance magazine 10 May 2019

The China-Italy Philanthropy Forum hosted by China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI), TOChina Hub, and China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) brought together representatives from politics, philanthropy, business, arts, and academia from both countries to start a …

Educate Girls becomes first Asian nonprofit to be named an Audacious project

Alliance magazine 3 May 2019

Educate Girls, an Indian non-profit organisation, is the first in Asia to be an Audacious project – a coalition of philanthropic organisations funding social entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders around the world. At the TED 2019 …

Nearly three quarters of Indian adults donated to charity last year

Alliance magazine 1 May 2019

In the last 12 months, 72 per cent of Indian adults gave money to a good cause according to the India Giving report 2019, a study of how Indians interact with charity published by the …

Landmark study unpacks key trends in Chinese philanthropy

Alliance magazine 27 April 2019

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, has launched the Philanthropy in China report which highlights key trends, opportunities and challenges that philanthropists – both Chinese and international – can …

Interview: Vijay and Umayal Eswaran

Andrew Milner 23 April 2019 For Subscribers

When Vijay Eswaran founded the QI Group of Companies in the 1990s with a number of partners, one of its premises was that some of its profits should fund social initiatives. Later, and with QI grown …

Calls for greater focus on philanthropy ahead of Australian Federal Election

Alliance magazine 12 April 2019

Australia’s peak body for giving, Philanthropy Australia, is calling for a greater focus on philanthropy from both sides of politics in the lead up to this year’s Federal Election. Philanthropy Australia released its ‘Federal Election …

Turning thoughts and prayers into action: religious pluralism in the era of hate

1 Shaheen Kassim-Lakha 9 April 2019

A recent New York Times headline following the March 15 mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, poses the question, ‘As Details Emerge on Gunman, New Zealand Asks What It Could Have Done …

Harnessing the power of media to achieve change

Rachel McKee 6 April 2019

Deep in the heart of the Himalayas, the Koshi River begins its journey as a tiny stream. It makes its way down the northern slopes of Tibet, gains momentum as it traverses Nepal, joins the …