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Interview: Safeena Husain, founder of Educate Girls

Andrew Milner 27 August 2019

Safeena Husain knows exactly what she’s talking about. Herself the product of a troubled childhood and a curtailed education, she founded Educate Girls to tackle the problem of out-of-school children in India, one of three …

SDG Philanthropy Platform expands to cover progress in China

Alliance magazine 25 August 2019

The SDG Philanthropy Platform has launched a brand-new China country page and will aim to regularly update the page with helpful information, articles, blogs, reports and initiatives from China, and are welcoming insights and stories …

Chinese philanthropist in talks to pilot mass drug administration in Kenya to fight malaria

Alliance magazine 18 August 2019

Chinese philanthropist, Zhu Layi, who is CEO of New South is in talks with Kenyan health officials to do a mass drug administration (MDA) test run among 10,000 people in Mombasa, Kenya. This follows and …

Guiding family foundations for effective philanthropy

Suzanty Sitorus 14 August 2019

Along with their increasing wealth, many families who own business empires in Indonesia set up a foundation to carry out their philanthropic mission. In recent years, the second and third generations of some of the …

Is it time to roll the dice on first-time fund managers?

Jennifer Louie 12 August 2019

Over the last year, it feels that philanthropists have become the new target group tasked with a responsibility of ensuring that impact investments continue to scale at the current market pace. My attention to this …

Creating impact that makes sense to funders

Bradley Wo 1 August 2019

At the AVPN Conference last month, more than 1,200 funders and resource providers from across 40 countries gathered in Singapore to learn best practices to address critical impact areas. With collaboration as a central pillar …

Community philanthropy – the best hope for women’s rights in Nepal…and for all of us

Rita Thapa 31 July 2019

PSJP’s recently published paper on Individual giving in India, Russia, the Arab region and Brazil is a timely reflection for us in Nepal. Individual giving has always been a part of Nepali communities mainly through our religious …

Australian Philanthropy Awards celebrates funders of local and international initiatives

Alliance magazine 28 July 2019

The recipients of the fifth annual Australian Philanthropy Awards have been recognised for supporting initiatives that make real change in the community, both locally and internationally. Awards were presented across seven categories: Leading Philanthropist, Best …

Reham Khan launches foundation in the UK

1 Alliance magazine 26 July 2019

The social activist and author Reham Khan launched the Reham Khan Foundation in the UK this week after its original founding in Pakistan four years ago. The foundation was launched at Portcullis House on Wednesday …