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25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …


Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …


Professionals of humility

Benjamin Bellegy 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

The professionalisation of our field is gathering pace but we must never abandon the art of philanthropy It is no scoop to say that philanthropy has rapidly and deeply professionalised over the past decades. Actually, …

Where will the focus fall?

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Philanthropists and practitioners, some of whom were starting out at the same time as Alliance was commencing its own 25-year journey, tell Andrew Milner where they are hoping the philanthropic spotlight will shine during the …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …

Listening for lasting change

1 Waleska López Canu and Anne Kraemer 25 August 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  Our organisation formed 15 years ago at the urging of …

What needs to happen in order for funders to accelerate community-led change?

Scott Dupree and Artemisa Castro Félix 18 August 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  NGOs can be a strong partner in accelerating community-led …

Philanthropy must act on ‘code red for humanity’

Benjamin Bellegy 17 August 2021

We all know that climate change is no longer a crisis. It has become an emergency. A groundbreaking report published earlier this month by the world’s leading authority on climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on …

Does philanthropy have too much influence? Or not enough?

Alliance magazine 13 July 2021 For Subscribers

Pandemic response around the globe has elevated and centred philanthropy, causing many bystanders to pay attention to the sector for the first time. From recognising the influence of the Gates Foundation on global public health …

MAPLE on Indigenous-led climate work in Chile

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 29 June 2021

In Chile, the micro-development organisation MAPLE has been working for almost a decade with Mapuche communities to create a sustainable and community-powered finance tool that fits the tradition values and culture of the Indigenous population …