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Enough is enough: why it’s time to independently and publicly rate foundations

Danielle Walker Palmour 6 July 2021

There is something wrong at the heart of philanthropy in the UK. On one hand, a range of recent reports has highlighted the substantial strengths of our sector which have shone brightly during the Covid-19 …

Technology and the democratisation of philanthropy

Cor Hoekstra 5 July 2021

The philanthropic community has truly world-changing financial resources. Imagine if its technology infrastructure were equally robust. As a small-scale philanthropist, I’m all too familiar with the barriers and inefficiencies faced by both nonprofits and smaller …

Wellcome Trust plans to bring £29 billion endowment to net zero by 2050

Elika Roohi 2 July 2021

The Wellcome Trust has announced a strategy to bring its £29 billion endowment, invested in shares, hedge funds, private equity, and property, to carbon net zero by 2050. The foundation has been criticised in the …

Business of Philanthropy: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

Alliance magazine 27 June 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 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees …

IKEA, Rockefeller Foundations pledge $1 billion to fund renewable energy in developing nations

Alliance magazine 26 June 2021

The IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation announced this week that the two funders would be joining forces to set up a $1 billion fund supporting renewable energy programmes in developing nations. The joint fund will …

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: an MDB looking to do more

Alan Rousso 24 June 2021

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), founded in 1991 with headquarters in London, is the only Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) based in the U.K. Our mandate makes us a little different from other …

Foundations and labour: can the knot be unpicked?

Keiran Goddard 23 June 2021

A couple of times every year, the philanthropy sector in the U.K. has the same argument with itself. A comforting ritual of self-flagellation. And it goes something like this: ‘The existence of [insert political event/culture …

Alliance webinar: Climate philanthropy now – where should philanthropy put its funding?

Annmarie McQueen 22 June 2021

Currently only 2 per cent of philanthropic giving goes towards addressing climate change, however it’s clear that more is urgently needed. To mark the publication of our June issue, this webinar brought together a panel …

The grantmaking practices we need

Cassie Robinson 21 June 2021

I’ve been thinking a lot about grantmaking as a practice, and in particular what kinds of practices we need to steward what Arundhati Roy talks of here – ‘Another world is not only possible, she …

Business of Philanthropy: Baroness Valerie Amos

Alliance magazine 20 June 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 Baroness Valerie Amos, the Master of …