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The Feminist Humanitarian Response: a new approach to dismantle the humanitarian-industrial complex

Global Resilience Fund 20 November 2022

As crises continue to compound and grow, girls and young feminists – who are disproportionately impacted by crises are leading powerful frontline emergency response efforts while advancing systemic change. To mark World Humanitarian Day on August …


Pearl Initiative gathering in UAE explores collaboration, impact

Alliance magazine 12 November 2022

A gathering of philanthropy representatives in the United Arab Emirates last month explored collaboration and impact across the private and public sectors. Convened by the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, …


Philanthropy in the Middle East and North Africa: Models for Collaboration

Alliance magazine 25 October 2022

How Can Arab Philanthropy Address The Climate Crisis?

Alliance magazine 25 October 2022

Alliance event: Leadership in philanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 25 October 2022

Amidst intersecting and worldwide crises, the need for effective leadership in philanthropy has never been more important. What kind of leadership do we want? And how can we attract those leaders? Alliance hosted a global …

LGT’s Giving in the GCC event: Gulf philanthropy is focusing on long-term impact

Heba Abou Shnief 18 October 2022

A report by LGT Private Banking and the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School shows rising wealth in the GCC translating into more strategic philanthropic practices. And an expert …

Ford Foundation gives $80m for nonprofits facing global authoritarianism

Alliance magazine 17 October 2022

The Ford Foundation has announced an $80 million programme aimed at building the resilience of civil society organizations in the Global South. The money will go to virtual hubs in 12 countries over the next five years, …

Meet the team: Alliance Regional Representative Heba Abou Shnief

Alliance magazine 15 October 2022

Heba Abou Shnief, Senior Research and Data Director at the Arab Foundations Forum, joined the Alliance magazine team as Regional Representative for the Arab Region earlier this year. Based in Egypt, Abou Shnief brings a …

What should philanthropy be doing about monarchical power?

Alliance magazine 13 October 2022

When Alliance magazine published its issue on decolonising philanthropy in early September 2022 – we had no idea it would arrive just days before the passing of Queen Elizabeth II bringing debates about monarchies and …

How faith-based philanthropy can fuel broad community collaboration

Dilnaz Waraich 8 October 2022

Every philanthropist has a personal motivation as to why they give. For me, and most of my family, our ‘why’ is based upon our Muslim faith. We give because it is rooted in our faith …