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The (continuing) enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Andrew Milner 18 August 2018

Most of us (by ‘us’ I loosely mean those who are steadily employed in the philanthropy sector) are not poor, but we write and talk about poverty. Many of us are middle-aged or beyond, but …


Alliance magazine launch blog dedicated to practical advice

Alliance magazine 16 August 2018

Do you have tips, guidance or knowledge which philanthropy practitioners and organisations could use to maximise their impact? Alliance magazine has launched a dedicated section of our blog to share best practice, knowledge, expertise, lessons …


How philanthropy can support the growth of data for social good

2 Kendra Schreiner and Jordan Junge 15 August 2018

We often hear about the potential (and actual) perils of big data and emerging technologies – large privacy breaches, public opinion manipulation, and algorithmic bias – but there are also many positive ways it can …

Philanthropy needs all the help it can get

Barry Knight 10 August 2018

It is good to see that the Alliance Special Feature on ‘Philanthropy’s Developers’ pays homage to some of the pioneers of philanthropy infrastructure. To my mind, one of these – Barry Gaberman – merits special …

The Future of Philanthropy part three: a growing philanthropic oligarchy

James Alexander 2 August 2018

In terms of creating more philanthropic impact, two cross-cutting ideas surfaced repeatedly in the Future of Philanthropy report – digital technology and long term collaborations. The first was viewed as the critical underpinning that will …

Identifiable victims: why don’t we care enough about BIG complex stuff…?

Bernard Ross 29 July 2018

Maybe like me you were in one sense glad to see the attention the Thai boys trapped in the cave got. And at the same time, like me, distressed that the very many children dying …

The Future of Philanthropy part two: The rise in south-south and faith-based giving

James Alexander 26 July 2018

In part one of my blog series on the Future of Philanthropy report I discussed the three interconnected drivers of change identified that will shape the evolution of philanthropy over the next decade. However, the programme …

Five powerful ways to #ShiftThePower in disaster recovery

Eleanor Harrison 22 July 2018

Sometimes, a publication comes along that so closely mirrors your day-to-day experience that you must pause for praise. This is how I feel about How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power. I encourage anyone interested or involved …

The Future of Philanthropy part one: Power, Knowledge and Trust

James Alexander 18 July 2018

No one can predict the future, but we can all become better informed about it. Doing so enables us to make more informed decisions and place better innovation bets. To assist with this, Future Agenda …

UPS Foundation award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion around the world

Alliance magazine 15 July 2018

The UPS Foundation announced it will award over $10 million in grants to advance diversity and inclusion programmes this year. The grants will be awarded to 44 organisations that deliver projects  focused on economic empowerment, …