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Oak Foundation appoints Masego Madzwamuse to direct Environment Programme

Alliance magazine 23 October 2021

The Oak Foundation has appointed Masego Madzwamuse as director of its  Environment Programme. Madzwamuse, who was previously CEO at the Southern Africa Trust, joined the Geneva-based team last month. ‘Masego has an established track record …


Over 20 foundations join to commit $223 million to reducing methane emissions

Alliance magazine 14 October 2021

More than 20 leading philanthropic organisations have partnered to commit $223 million to drastically reducing methane emissions around the world. The effort – which includes the Hewlett Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CIFF, and the IKEA Foundation, …


Philanthropy Together launches racial equity programme for giving circles globally

Alliance magazine 14 October 2021

Philanthropy Together — a global initiative to diversify and democratize philanthropy through scaling and strengthening giving circles — has launched a Community of Practice programme focused on racial equity. The organisation hopes that the programme …

How should we measure the impact of philanthropy that supports community-led change?

Dana R. H. Doan 13 October 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change. The pressure to provide evidence of social impact has grown steadily …

Climate funding is rising – but it’s still unable to break the 2% barrier

Elika Roohi 8 October 2021

Funding for climate action still sits at less than two per cent of all philanthropic funding, ClimateWorks’ annual funding trends report has found. In 2020, ClimateWorks estimated that giving for climate change mitigation grew to …

King Baudouin Foundation launches Myriad, an alliance to facilitate borderless giving

Alliance magazine 2 October 2021

Donors across four different continents can now support charities in nearly 100 countries through Myriad, an alliance created by the King Baudouin Foundation and its affiliates in North America. Myriad aims to ease and encourage …

Co-Impact opens applications to Gender Fund

Alliance magazine 1 October 2021

The Gender Fund, a $1 billion pooled fund organized by Co-Impact, has opened applications. The Fund is looking to support systems and institutional change initiatives to advance gender equality and promote women’s leadership across the …

Reframe mental models to unlock the power of partnerships

Dana Nau François 29 September 2021

Local leaders and institutions have the expertise and inherent capacities to solve their problems and help humanity address the world’s most pressing systemic challenges. However, they need grant and investor capital, accompaniment, trust, time, and …

Crises create opportunity: taking action on the world’s biggest challenges

Maggi Alexander and Ina Breuer 28 September 2021

We are living in an unprecedented time, facing a global health pandemic, climate change, natural and humanitarian disasters, structural inequalities, and much more, requiring us to rethink philanthropy and to act with courage. The novelist …

Time for a change up

Solomé Lemma 28 September 2021

There are terms that get tossed around a lot in our sector these days, so much so that it can be hard to discern exactly what they mean. Systems change is one such concept. When …