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Is capacity strengthening support the missing piece in grantmaking? Part II

Emmanuel Otoo 20 September 2020

In part I of this piece, we explored how the situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased focus on transforming funding practice, and the role Capacity-building Choice can play in strengthening …


Is capacity strengthening support the missing piece in grantmaking? Part I

Emmanuel Otoo 19 September 2020

The dedication that grantmakers and funders bring to facilitate equity and justice in grantmaking continues to drive the quest for stronger and more sustainable Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to enhance the attainment of their collective …


Introducing the Neutrality Paradox Series: How philanthropists and intermediaries confront and resolve dilemmas

Alison Carlman 18 September 2020

No matter where you get your news these days, social media itself seems to be the story. Platforms are under fire for allowing hate speech, fake news, and even active terrorist organising to thrive, all …

Lessons learned from delivering $100 million in support to local leaders

Regan Ralph 16 September 2020

In 2002, a small group of dedicated activists and funders set out to do something different in human rights philanthropy. Dismayed by the dominant top-down approach to social justice, we launched the Fund for Global …

‘Tiny fraction’ of development funding goes toward tackling outdoor air pollution, finds new report

Elika Roohi 7 September 2020

According to a new report published by the Clean Air Fund, just $273 million in grant funding went directly to tackling outdoor air pollution between 2015 and 2019. This sum represents a ‘tiny fraction’ of …

You call It philanthropy, we call it ‘Devlopman Tèt Ansanm’

Marie-Rose Romain Murphy 2 September 2020

Lessons from The Haiti Community Foundation This is the second in a global series of articles and conversations hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange. As COVID-19 started to take hold of countries and regions around …

New Alliance column Philanthropy Confidential launched today in September issue

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

Alliance magazine has launched a new advice column, Philanthropy Confidential – out today in the September 2020 issue. Philanthropy Confidential is your space to get answers anonymously to difficult questions and share real dilemmas, such …

Alliance magazine September 2020 issue on foundation investments out today

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

Alliance magazine’s coverage of foundation investments is the focus of our September 2020 issue, ‘Investments: philanthropy in the balance’, out today. The issue takes a close look at how the sharp division between how philanthropic …

Philanthropy confidential – September 2020

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …

Investments are our superpower

Danielle Walker Palmour 1 September 2020

It’s widely accepted that institutional philanthropy can achieve more by throwing the whole of its weight behind its mission. This special feature examines some of the ways and means in which foundations are doing so …