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Community philanthropy – the best hope for women’s rights in Nepal…and for all of us

Rita Thapa 31 July 2019

PSJP’s recently published paper on Individual giving in India, Russia, the Arab region and Brazil is a timely reflection for us in Nepal. Individual giving has always been a part of Nepali communities mainly through our religious …

When peace is a dirty word

Rasha Sansur 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Experience of the peace process in the Middle East has encouraged Palestinians to draw on their own resources, rather than relying on those from outside If you go to a conference in Palestine, and one …

How to unlock a just peace

Melanie Meinzer 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

Solidarity donors are key to reclaiming peace-building in Palestine as international aid has undermined Palestinian identity As my taxi rounded the hairpin turns of the Wadi al-Nar highway between Bethlehem and Ramallah, I spotted one …

UNHCR unveils Refugee Zakat Fund

Alliance magazine 11 May 2019

The United Nations Refugee Agency has launched a new global structure that transforms UNHCR’s existing Zakat programme into a global fund aimed at aiding the most vulnerable displaced populations while meeting the needs of Islamic …

Death of Saudi philanthropist and non-profit sector champion

Alliance magazine 30 April 2019

Princess Banderi bint Abdulrahman AlFaisal, CEO of King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and a pioneer of Saudi philanthropy, died in March. Perhaps most notable among her achievements, she steered KKF through the ‘No More Abuse’ campaign, …

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 …

Devorah Mayman Patt appointed CEO of Israel Venture Network

Alliance magazine 9 December 2018

The Israel Venture Network (IVN) has announced the appointment of Devorah Mayman Patt as their new CEO. Before joining IVN, Patt was acting director at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Devorah brings over two …

Royal philanthropy

1 Leonard Stall and Joanne Bladd 4 December 2018

Royal giving can be a powerful force for progress but faces pressure to adapt and demonstrate its value to contemporary society At a time when the charitable giving of the world’s rich is under public …

Interview: Princess Banderi

Joanne Bladd 4 December 2018

Princess Banderi bint Abdulrahman AlFaisal is the CEO of the King Khalid Foundation, and granddaughter of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who ruled Saudi Arabia from 1975 until his death in 1982. She tells …