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30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: putting strategy into practice

Leslie Pine 4 February 2021

As a strategic philanthropy advising practice working with donors to increase the impact of their philanthropy, we talk a lot about the word ‘strategy’. But what does strategy really mean? Beyond that, what does putting strategy …

New report outlines need for investment in menstrual health and hygiene

Alliance magazine 4 February 2021

In a new report, leading global health organisations have unveiled an analysis outlining what donors, national governments, and the private sector need to invest to accelerate progress for menstrual health and hygiene (MHH). The report, …

Alliance launches column on funding practice

Alliance magazine 2 February 2021

What makes for effective philanthropy? In our new Funding practice column, we answer this question by exploring different funding models of philanthropy, the impact of different types and lengths of funding, collaborative and pooled funding …

What does feminist funding really look like?

Lisa Houston, Ginger Norwood, Patrick Pierce and Rebecca Wolsak 1 February 2021

It has almost become a donor mantra: invest in women and girls. But the vast majority of international aid is allocated without a feminist analysis, and that’s a problem. Feminist analysis is about more than …

A mirror to our field: my five-point plan for the future of philanthropy

Charles Keidan 21 January 2021

At the end of last year, I had the privilege to speak on a panel alongside colleagues in philanthropy around the world at the Gife conference – the leading association for philanthropic foundations in Brazil. …

Investors can influence climate action for the better

Nando van Kleeff 19 January 2021

The world’s leading financial institutions just took an important step to combat climate change. For the first time, major commercial and investment banks, asset managers and insurers adopted a common metric to account for the …

What can philanthropy do for the climate? Strategic pathways for climate giving

Eléonore Delanoë, Arthur Gautier and Anne-Claire Pache 19 January 2021 For Subscribers

Was 2020 the year that philanthropy recognised the part it had to play in the climate crisis? Though marked by other crises, it was a year of banner funding pledges for climate: in February 2020, …

Candid launches global Community Philanthropy Directory

Alliance magazine 18 January 2021

Candid has launched the Community Philanthropy Directory, a free database that maps the global field of community philanthropy. Candid hopes that the directory, which was launched in December, will raise the visibility of community philanthropy …