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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 …

ViiV Healthcare & Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS award grants to support children and adolescents affected by HIV

Alliance magazine 30 November 2019

ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action and the Coalition for Children Affected by AIDS announced this week that they have awarded $40,000 in grants to eights dedicated to helping children and adolescents affected by HIV. Each winner of the ‘Reaching …

Shifting power is relevant for so much of the international aid jigsaw, especially ‘localisation’

Lizz Harrison 27 November 2019

The ‘localisation’ of humanitarian aid is a topic which has gained traction in the humanitarian world; a move towards humanitarian responses which are designed, managed and coordinated by local people and organisations. What this means …

Please, walk your talk this time

Florencia Roitstein 26 November 2019

As in almost every conference, the juiciest conversations and exchanges take place during coffee breaks and small groups discussions. People feel freer and more creative in informal settings.  During the two vibrant days attending the …

Pathways to Power Symposium: New ways of deciding and doing

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The Pathways to Power Symposium brought together a diverse group of people from around the world who are deeply engaged in different efforts to shift power, and who see a value in the opportunity to come together …

World Heart Beat Music Academy wins Achates individual philanthropy award

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The 2019 Achates individual philanthropy prize winner is Nick Thomlinson with the World Heart Beat Music Academy, founded by Sahana Gero, after his £37,500 donation. Selected from a list of seven nominees, Thomlinson accepted the …