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New Latin American award on women and philanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 March 2019

ELLAS-Women and Philanthropy has launched a new initiative to identify and increase the visibility of the role of women in community philanthropy across Latin America and in the Latino communities in the United States. With …

Alliance magazine and SSIR launch exclusive joint digital subscription offer

Alliance magazine 26 February 2019

Alliance magazine and the Stanford Social Innovation Review are offering a one year digital-only subscription to BOTH for only $69.95USD. This offer is available until Thursday 28 February. SSIR is a must-read for any serious …

Philanthropy in Brazil: opportunity beyond Bolsonaro

Marcia Kalvon Woods and João Paulo Vergueiro 16 February 2019

Pretty much everyone has heard about the new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, who somehow resembles the American one to the point of having been called the ‘Trump from the Tropics’ by the Washington Post (US) and the Guardian (UK). …

Ordem e progresso and generosity? Brazilian philanthropy in a nutshell

William Renaut 7 February 2019

The world’s ninth largest economy has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. However, the country continues to face the problems shared by the South American continent: rampant social inequalities, corruption and, more recently, political instability. …

Jair Bolsanaro steals headlines, but something amazing just happened in Brazilian politics

2 Paula Jancso Fabiani 22 January 2019

Brazil has undergone seismic political change. The headlines are being dominated – quite understandably – by the new Government, led by President Jair Bolsonaro. As a result, a piece of legislation that has become law …

Co-Impact announces $80 million in grants to support nine million people in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America

Alliance magazine 15 January 2019

Co-Impact announced its first round of grants today totalling more than $80 million to improve education, health, and economic opportunities for an estimated nine million people over the next five years across Africa, South Asia, …

New report looks at funding against LGBTI communities around the world

Alliance magazine 5 December 2018

A new report by the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) ‘Religious Conservatism on the Global Stage: Threats and Challenges for LGBTI Rights’ documents the main conservative strategies, discourses, funding sources, and actors opposing sexual orientation and …

Will Brazilian philanthropy leapfrog the ‘grantmaking phase’ and move directly to an impact investing model?

Jessica Sklair 4 December 2018

In conversation with a foundation director after a recent event on the philanthropy circuit in São Paulo, I mentioned the Brazilian philanthropy sector’s enthusiasm for the rising global trend in impact investing. The foundation director …

A message to our future president about national philanthropy and the role of civil society in protecting the Amazon region

Ana Toni 12 November 2018

Protecting the Amazon is not a ‘plot’ of international philanthropy. A few days have passed since Brazil elected, with more than 55 per cent of the vote, the former Capitan Jair Bolsonaro, the ultra-right-wing candidate. …

Jaime Matute Hernández appointed as new CEO of Colombia’s AFE

Alliance magazine 17 October 2018

The Colombian Association of Family and Corporate Foundations (AFE) have appointed Jaime Matute Hernández as their new Chief Executive. Jaime has 18 years of experience in development policies and projects, international technical cooperation, international public …