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Can philanthropy improve the image of big business?

Igor Makarov 17 April 2019

Around the world, people are calling for the redistribution of wealth. This rise in economic populism seeks to strip the corrupt powers that be of their riches and instead empower ‘the people,’ whether they be …


Coverage from EDGE Funders Annual Conference & Global Philanthropy Forum 2019

Alliance magazine 16 April 2019

Alliance is pleased to provide media coverage for this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum in Redwood City, California and the EDGE Funders Annual conference in Ri De Janeiro. Coverage of the events are provided by: Bottom up vs …


Variety of participation triumphs at Global Philanthropy Forum 2019

Harriette Rothwell 16 April 2019

One aspect of the Global Philanthropy Forum 2019 (GPF) that I particularly appreciated was the variety of attendee interaction in structured, semi structured and more informal formats. Each style brought its own distinct type of …

Protecting the voice of advocacy: Global Philanthropy Forum 2019

Peter Eigen 16 April 2019

As this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), I expressed my thanks and admiration to the assembled philanthropy leaders for their great support to advocacy civil society organizations. I emphasized that in the face of failing …

Luminate provides $4 million funding to Global Witness to help uncover corruption

Alliance magazine 13 April 2019

Luminate announced $4 million of funding to Global Witness, to help its work investigating major abuses related to natural resources, spurring regulatory and normative changes, and empowering groups to hold companies and governments to account, …

Co-Impact seek applications systems change grants

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

Co-Impact are inviting organisations to submit concept notes for a second round of systems change grants that are focused around two themes: early childhood development and jobs, skills and/or livelihoods. Following a six to eight month …

New GFCF report highlights the current scope of community philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

Commissioned by Comic Relief, the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GCFC) released a new report that highlights the current scope of community philanthropy. Co-authors of this report, titled ‘New Horizons for Community-Led Development: Recommendations for …

Turning thoughts and prayers into action: religious pluralism in the era of hate

Shaheen Kassim-Lakha 9 April 2019

A recent New York Times headline following the March 15 mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, poses the question, ‘As Details Emerge on Gunman, New Zealand Asks What It Could Have Done …

Responsible data for philanthropists

Linda Raftree 8 April 2019

In the search for evidence of impact, donors and investors are asking that more and more data be generated by grantees and those they serve. Some of those driving this conversation talk about the ‘opportunity …

New report estimates the current size of impact investing market at $502 billion

Alliance magazine 7 April 2019

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) released its Sizing the Impact Investing Market report, an in-depth analysis of the current size and composition of the impact investing market. The GIIN estimates the current size of the global impact …