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What philanthropy can learn from social movements if we really listen

Annie Hillar and Katrin Wilde 28 March 2022

What if funders approached grantmaking in the way social movement leaders approach their most pressing challenges? In environments defined by uncertainty, movement leaders assume that even the best-laid plans will encounter sudden storms, impasses, and …

$1bn Gender Fund will transform systems to be more just, inclusive

Alliance magazine 26 March 2022

Co-Impact has launched the Gender Fund – a $1 billion fund aimed at advancing gender equity and women’s leadership across the world. The Gender Fund is the second fund the organization has launched, after its …

MacKenzie Scott directs donations to Latin America

Alliance magazine 25 March 2022

In her latest round of grants, totalling some $3.9 billion, billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has increased her donations to nonprofits based outside of the US, sending grants across Latin America with a particular focus on …

CSWAfrica: There is no climate solution without Global South women

Aarti Narsee 24 March 2022

Women land, environmental, and Indigenous defenders are on the frontline in tackling the climate crisis and calling out the failure of governments to take adequate action – but they face repression aimed at silencing them. …

Perspectives for Brazilian philanthropists explore collaboration, community

1 Alliance magazine 15 March 2022

The Institute for Development of Social Investment (IDIS) has published Perspectives for Brazilian Philanthropy in 2022, a white paper that shares eight perspectives philanthropists in Brazil can apply to their giving. The perspectives include: More …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 March 2022

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2022 issue of Alliance: The Americas Global South funders launch climate crisis network Brazilian giving circle for racial equity  $3m bid …

Alliance digital event: A global conversation on the future of philanthropy

Annmarie McQueen 15 February 2022

What does the future of philanthropy look like? Over 2021, as a part of Alliance magazine’s special 25th-anniversary celebrations, we explored that question through six special digital events across Africa, the Arab region, Asia & …

Cryptocurrency philanthropy will be big in 2022, say advocates. Not so fast, say experts.

Alliance magazine 19 January 2022

GiveDirectly, which provides cash transfer services to people living in poverty, saw the number of individuals giving in cryptocurrency increase by 60 times between 2020 and 2021, with countries in Africa the biggest beneficiaries of …

Feminist friendship as method: conversations on advisory models in philanthropy

1 Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O’Malley 14 January 2022

Advisors are often how philanthropy intersects with and connects to social movements – the mechanism by which funders build their muscle to decentralize power and decisions, as well as be accountable to the communities they …