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Saudi Arabia’s answer to 21st century philanthropy

Shaima Hamidaddin 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

If there are to be solutions to the problems we face, the Misk Foundation believes they will come from working in collaboration and empowering young people Generosity has been a trait exhibited among the poor …

More than a matter of record

Amy Singer 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Documenting the historical practice of Muslim philanthropy shines a light on the moral values of humanity that can illuminate the past, present and future What does an historian of the 15th-16th century Ottoman Empire have …

3 ways philanthropy could help Saudi youth

Elizabeth Bruce 20 August 2018

A longer version of this article originally appeared on Al-Fanar Media and appears here with the permission of that publication and the author. As Saudi Arabian leaders detail their goals for the country’s future, the …

Philanthropy to Israel and Palestine – it’s time to change the framing

4 Nora Lester Murad 24 July 2018

Earlier this year, Alliance Magazine set out to highlight philanthropy in the Israeli-Palestinian context as part of its special feature on Diaspora philanthropy. Short portraits of prominent Jewish philanthropists who support Israel – including Sheldon Adelson, …

Community philanthropy initiative launched in Palestine

1 Andrew Milner 20 July 2018

Rawa, a philanthropic fund rooted in participatory community decision-making, has been launched in Palestine to promote community development and the mobilisation of local resources. Following an exploration period, supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Open …

Arab philanthropy is held back by caution and a lack of vision

Barbara Ibrahim 14 July 2018

I read Nora Murad’s provocative response to Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace’s (PSJP’s) report on philanthropy in the Arab world during the month of Ramadan, a time when Muslims the world over make their most significant charitable contributions. …

Global Impact launch six new regional funds

Alliance magazine 13 July 2018

Global Impact has launched a new suite of regionally focused High Impact Funds to support nonprofits in Africa, Asia‑Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. For its six new funds, Global …

Rethinking partnerships at the root

Clare Winterton and Ruby Johnson 29 June 2018

Change doesn’t happen alone. It is our collective work that brings joy, lasting impact and relationships. Yet although partnerships are a hot topic in philanthropy and in the nonprofit sector, they can all too often bring …

Pearl Initiative launches ‘Governance in Philanthropy’ report

Alliance magazine 25 June 2018

This report provides a detailed analysis of the findings of the research conducted by the Pearl Initiative as part of its Governance in the Philanthropic and Non-Profit Ecosystem programme that was launched in 2017 with …

Deeper issues for Arab philanthropy need to be discussed

Nora Lester Murad 19 May 2018

A comprehensive and well-written report, Caroline Hartnell’s just-released Philanthropy in the Arab Region: A working paper gave me a feeling of déjà vu. The report featured the same deservedly respected experts that are featured in every report …