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Stars to steer by

David Bonbright 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

New destinations require new navigational tools. Four very different books from within the ‘social change’ profession highlight the complexities of achieving systemic transformation of the current economic and political orders  A significant reassessment of our …

Transforming the CSR landscape

Mary Fifield and Sonali George 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

A new Microsoft fund illustrates how companies can engage with communities where they have operations to help create real change Recently, Business Roundtable leaders acknowledged that corporations have a responsibility to benefit not just shareholders …

Human rights and environment issues are closely linked

Angela Seay 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

The excellent special feature on Human Rights Philanthropy (Alliance, September 2019) began a nuanced discussion on the role of philanthropy in the frameworks for economic, social and cultural rights, in addition to political and civil …

Making Aid Agencies Work – Terry Gibson

Mary Ann Clements 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Mary Ann Clements, Healing Solidarity Terry Gibson’s book outlines the major challenges that prevent INGOs from responding effectively to the experience and knowledge of people they claim to help. It’s an accessible read …

Giving Done Right: Effective philanthropy and making every dollar count – Phil Buchanan

Michael Alberg-Seberich 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Michael Alberg-Seberich, Wider Sense If you drew a map of philanthropy-land Giving Done Right would be the vast, fertile, middle ground situated between the mountains of Giving is like Business, the ocean of …

Community at the heart of human rights

Ed Rekosh 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

I read the latest Alliance issue on human rights philanthropy (June 2019) with great interest. In their lead article, the guest editors make the point that a key role for philanthropy is to ‘keep the …

Philanthropy needs a feminist consciousness

Charles Keidan 3 December 2019

As someone who went to an all-boys, mostly white, and quite elite private school until 16, gender issues were not at the forefront of my consciousness. Despite seeing myself as liberal, I was still a product of my school, family and …

Ups and downs of celebrity foundations

Jenny Santi 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Being or being associated with a celebrity philanthropist has both advantages and drawbacks when attracting attention to social causes Celebrities as magnets Although there is no shortage of cynics who categorically dismiss celebrities as only …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 3 December 2019

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the December 2019 issue of Alliance: The Americas Rockefeller Foundation forms new commission to end energy poverty New online hub to help funders better …

Ensuring no one is left behind in the global effort to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic

Sponsored by Gilead Sciences, Alex Kalomparis and Anne Aslett 1 December 2019

This blog is sponsored by Gilead Sciences On World AIDS Day 2019 there is certainly reason to celebrate. It has been more than three decades since the global HIV/AIDS epidemic emerged, igniting a worldwide response …