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The world of royal foundations and philanthropy

Andrew Milner 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropic initiatives are funded, undertaken or inspired by members of royal families around the world. Alliance associate editor Andrew Milner profiles royal philanthropy in its various shapes and forms The Noor Al Hussein Foundation, Jordan …

Winners Take All: The elite charade of changing the world

Eva Rehse 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Eva Rehse, Global Greengrants Fund, Europe ‘The master’s tools,’ Audre Lorde famously wrote, ‘will never dismantle the master’s house.’ Anand Giridharadas’ new book is a reflection on what this means for the change-makers …

Royal philanthropy needs to loosen up to do the most good

Charles Keidan 4 December 2018

It will be clear to anyone reading this special feature that almost all our contributors – drawn from regions as diverse as the Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Europe – see the philanthropic contribution of royals …

The chance to end AIDS is a once in a generation opportunity

Frank Beadle de Palomo 30 November 2018

‘The prevailing discourse on ending AIDS has bred a dangerous complacency and may have hastened the weakening of global resolve to combat HIV.’ This alarming soundbite reverberated around the HIV, public health, and international development …

Cause for concern: A World AIDS Day account of philanthropic funding

John Barnes 29 November 2018

In our report, published in the lead up to World AIDS Day 2018, Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) finds that HIV/AIDS-related giving among private philanthropic organisations decreased by five per cent ($37 million) from 2016 …

Seven reasons to be proud of the UK’s global response to HIV – and one word of warning

Kate Harrison 28 November 2018

As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of World AIDS Day it’s time to be reflective. What role has the UK played in the response to HIV, and what are the lessons for philanthropy? The UK …

Olga and onwards

Andrew Milner 27 November 2018 For Subscribers

The Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize was inaugurated in 2013 to reward and stimulate the development of philanthropy in emerging market economies. How has philanthropy fared in the countries from which Prize nominees have come over …

Litigating for social change: what can funders learn from global experience?

Steven McCaffery 18 November 2018

Strategic litigation can be a powerful tool for positive social change, but when is it the right investment for philanthropy? A new book draws on the international experience of successful campaigns and offers real-world lessons …

Inside Oak Foundation – an interview with Christopher Parker

Charles Keidan 23 October 2018 For Subscribers

Interview: Christopher Parker, Trustee of Oak Foundation Oak Foundation is probably not one of the first names which comes to mind when you think of major foundations, yet in terms of funding and influence, it …

The strange case of dignity

Barry Knight 23 October 2018

We need to build the capacity of actors on the ground to deliver an empowering strategy for users and beneficiaries, while satisfying the needs of multiple stakeholders, so that we can deliver our sustainable goals in accord …