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Flexible funding is the right way forward – but we still need to measure impact

Sarah Denselow and Seth Reynolds 20 September 2021

One of the healthiest shifts we’ve seen from this pandemic has been the rise of more flexible trust-based forms of grant-making. But this shift carries risks. How do we know if the money is making a difference? Having …


Business of Philanthropy: Sir Ronald Cohen

Alliance magazine 19 September 2021

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of the …


Rattling the Cages: Helping the world to see clearly

James Chen 17 September 2021

In 1962 the idea of putting a man on the moon was a pipe dream. Yet seven years later, the moon landing inspired an entire planet, giving way to new etymology around what it means …

Prince Charles’ Foundation under statutory investigation

Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 14 September 2021

The Prince’s Foundation, which brings together the philanthropic activities of the heir to the British throne, is under formal investigation, Scotland’s charity regulator has confirmed. ‘We have written to the trustees informing them that we …

Corporations as new philanthropists

Sémia Bey and Henry Peter 13 September 2021

Philanthropy is evolving, with corporations playing a growing role among the more traditional players in the sector. Can it be said that they are new philanthropists? Why and what does that mean? As new actors …

Impact philanthropy: building blocks of impact for maximising the ROI of your philanthropy

Sue Norton 5 September 2021

As Covid-19 and its variants continue to spread despite progress with vaccines, what felt like a brief period of optimism in some countries has given way to renewed uncertainty. Thankfully, many corporations and foundations in …

Implementing successful non-profit initiatives: is it a matter of money or education?

Svitlana Bakhshaliieva 4 September 2021

It is hard to overestimate the importance of education. However, when it comes to the charity sector, internal growth and development are not always a priority. The Zagoriy Foundation’s new programme for small- and medium-sized non-profit …

25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …

Trust-based philanthropy

Ise Bosch and Michael Alberg-Seberich 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Trust should be at the heart of relationships but what happens when one party to those relationships has more power than the other? People on the receiving end of power often don’t have a choice …

What I know now

Peter Laugharn 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Some 17 years ago, as an international funder Peter Laugharn penned a letter to an imagined colleague new to the field. Here he writes a follow-up letter from his vantage point as president and CEO …