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Laudes Foundation launches to address climate crises

Alliance magazine 21 January 2020

Laudes Foundation launches today with the aim to address the dual crises of climate breakdown and challenge industries to implement business practices that ‘regenerate and restore nature.’ The new foundation is a part of the …


Results of global family philanthropy survey released

Alliance magazine 18 January 2020

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) and Campden Wealth today published ‘Global Trends and Strategic Time Horizons in Family Philanthropy 2020,’ a report based on a survey of 201 families of significant wealth who are engaged in philanthropic giving. The responses …


Prince William launches Earthshot prize to inspire environmental action

Alliance magazine 10 January 2020

Prince William has launched the Earthshot Prize – a multi-million pound prize which will initially be handled by the Royal Foundation – to ‘inspire a decade of action to repair the planet’. The new initiative will set …

Being intentional in 2020

Dumiso Gatsha 7 January 2020

I walk into 2020 with very little to celebrate. This is because the gains made on the social justice front were either compromised or insufficient due to the plethora of challenges they faced. From LGBTIQ+ …

Fit to fund: Who should pay to raise standards for good financial grant practice?

Michael Kilpatrick 27 December 2019

Funders have a right to expect that their nonprofit grantees have systems and structures in place to manage grants effectively and ethically. But does that right also imply that funders have a responsibility to invest …

We tried to see whether charities’ admin costs correlate to their effectiveness, and you won’t believe what happened next

Caroline Fiennes and Shruti Patel 16 December 2019

Many people believe that charities waste money on ‘administration’, and hence that the best charities spend little on administration. Some people even take a strong form of this view, that the best charities are by …

New resource launched for systems change funders

Alliance magazine 12 December 2019

The report “Philanthropy, Systems & Change” brings together stories and tools from philanthropists, academics and practitioners based in Australia, UK, Canada, Germany and US. Authored by The Australian Centre for Social Innovation and supported by Perpetual, the Paul Ramsay Foundation …

Reinventing the HIV Organising: Lessons from ICASA 2019

2 Dennis van Wanrooij 7 December 2019

From 2-7 December 2019, the largest regional HIV conference took place in Kigali, Rwanda. The country that once witnessed the genocide of the Tutsi minority and civil war from the early to mid-90s opened its …

Is philanthropic crowdfunding a growing industry?

Claire van Teunenbroek 5 December 2019

What are the characteristics and recent developments of crowdfunding worldwide? Crowdfunding markets have experienced a severe growth in recent years; however, this was mostly among non-philanthropic platforms (Chervyakov & Rocholl, 2019). Philanthropic crowdfunding builds on …

Alliance magazine is now crowdfunding on GlobalGiving – Help us reach our target!

Alliance magazine 4 December 2019

Philanthropy is growing but it needs critical friends to keep challenging the field to serve with maximum impact and accountability. We want to ask hard questions of philanthropy which it can’t or won’t ask if …