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If this crisis is an opportunity, how do we seize it? – Part 2

Harvey Koh and Laura Amaya 20 June 2020

In our previous blog, we explained that crises help to create windows of opportunity for systemic change, and that the interplay of innovations across both business models and practices, and market rules, have helped to …

Build back better: A role for philanthropic scaffolding

1 Avila Kilmurray and Martin O'Brien 19 June 2020

Philanthropy has a responsibility to respond to the inequalities revealed by COVID-19 and graphically underlined by the killing of George Floyd. Many philanthropies have listened to their grantees and are already offering no cost extensions …

If this crisis is an opportunity, how do we seize it? – Part 1

Harvey Koh and Laura Amaya 18 June 2020

As we write this, the world is reeling from a calamitous health and economic crisis due to COVID-19. Infection numbers continue to climb, as is, tragically, the death toll from the disease. The economic impacts …

New Climate Pledge calls for $1 billion for climate funding by 2021

Alliance magazine 15 June 2020

The Climate Pledge is calling for the philanthropy community to come together and allocate more than $1 billion in new funding for climate change by the end of 2021. Announced at the AVPN 2020 annual …

Access to Justice Foundation appoints Laurence Harris new Chair of Trustees

Alliance magazine 13 June 2020

The Access to Justice Foundation has announced the appointment of Laurence Harris as Chairman of its Board of Trustees. He will take over from out-going Chair, Lord Goldsmith QC, who will step down at the …

Foundation leader criticises sector response to BAME community

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 11 June 2020

One of British philanthropy’s leading professionals has warned that foundations risk being on the ‘wrong side of history’ when it comes to racial justice. Writing for Alliance today, Fozia Irfan, who is CEO of the …

In unprecedented crisis, funders aren’t reaching BAME communities

1 Fozia Irfan 11 June 2020

We are three months into the most challenging situation to ever face philanthropy and the not for profit sector in the UK, and yet astonishingly very few funds seem to have actually reached BAME communities …

EVPA appoints Roberta Bosurgi as new CEO

Alliance magazine 10 June 2020

The European Venture Philanthropy Association has appointed Roberta Bosurgi as new CEO. Bosurgi, currently a senior executive at Novartis, will take over in September from outgoing CEO Steven Serneels, who has been in the role …

Artificial Intelligence and intelligence of the heart: Opportunities and risks in a post-COVID world

Joost Mönks and Charles Sellen 9 June 2020 For Subscribers

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already all around us, yet this technological revolution has been largely neglected by the philanthropy sector so far. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people into their homes, AI …

Thomson Reuters Foundation sharpens focus on media freedom, inclusive economies, human rights

Alliance magazine 9 June 2020

The London-based Thomson Reuters Foundation is sharpening its focus on strengthening media freedom, inclusive economies, and human rights as a part of its new strategy, said CEO Antonio Zappulla in an interview with Alliance magazine. …