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New community foundation report reveals over 250% rise in homelessness in region of UK

Alliance magazine 28 November 2019

A new report, published today by Sussex Community Foundation, shows a steep rise in homelessness and insecure housing across Sussex. Sussex Uncovered reports that homelessness – those identified as being in priority need – has …

World Heart Beat Music Academy wins Achates individual philanthropy award

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The 2019 Achates individual philanthropy prize winner is Nick Thomlinson with the World Heart Beat Music Academy, founded by Sahana Gero, after his £37,500 donation. Selected from a list of seven nominees, Thomlinson accepted the …

The future of social impact investment, through the eyes of the NextGen

Christina Wu 24 November 2019

According to the Brookings Institution, by 2025 an overwhelming 75 per cent of our workforce will be made up of Millennials. The future of work is changing, and that also means for us in the …

Five key takeaways from a reframing exercise on clean-cooking solutions

Altaf Makhiawala 23 November 2019

If we want clean air and healthier lives, we need clean-cooking solutions. Currently, $4.4 billion is needed to make the shift to clean cooking, but ‘only’ $32 million is coming into this sector.  In a …

We need space to enrich the common interests of corporations and corporate foundations

Giovanna Bottani 22 November 2019

The 2019 Lang Italia Philanthropy day was the fourth edition of this event I attended. This moment is one of those very few occasions that are available in Italy where different representatives from national philanthropy …

Pathways to power: is activism within philanthropy possible?

1 Dumiso Gatsha 19 November 2019

Earlier in the year, my life changed unimaginably. Botswana’s high court named and shamed colonial-era laws, strengthened autonomy in privacy and removed possibilities for the persecution of me and my peers. I had just received …

Funding on a finite planet

1 Zibran Choudhury 12 November 2019

The 2019 Annual Conference of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) bought together trusts and foundations from across the UK to engage them on taking action on the climate crisis. It’s been an active 12 …

EVPA Annual Conference 2019: Celebrating Impact

1 Alliance magazine 12 November 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s EVPA Annual Conference in The Hague, The Netherlands. We’d like to thank the following contributors: Andrew Milner Alliance magazine, Kirsten Ottens ING Netherlands foundation, Anne Holm Rannaleet …

EVPA founders interview: Serge Raicher

Serge Raicher 12 November 2019

Serge Raicher is still involved in the social investment world, but as an individual, rather than as part of any formal structure. I saw part of my final role as chair of EVPA as being …

EVPA founders interview: Luciano Balbo

Luciano Balbo 12 November 2019

Luciano Balbo founded Oltre Venture, which is raising funds for social investment in Italy. Oltre Venture is a member of EVPA, Luciano continues to have personal contacts with the founders and with people currently on …