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Funding networks: Answering the what, why, and how

Kerstin Tebbe 18 September 2021

Networks often require donor funding to undertake activities to achieve their visions and missions. But, as we so often hear in our work with networks, mobilizing and managing adequate funds pose a host of challenges, …


Gates, Soros team up on access to medical technology

Elika Roohi 10 September 2021

Despite sharp differences in their approach to global health, Bill Gates and George Soros’s respective foundations have teamed up to support medical technology through an initiative by the Soros Economic Development Fund and the Bill …


25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …

Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …

Where will the focus fall?

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Philanthropists and practitioners, some of whom were starting out at the same time as Alliance was commencing its own 25-year journey, tell Andrew Milner where they are hoping the philanthropic spotlight will shine during the …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …

Specialising in the wholly impossible: Black women leading in philanthropy

Annmarie McQueen 24 August 2021

In the early 1900s in a series of letters back and forth, U.S. educator and activist Nannie Helen Burroughs and social worker Jane Edna Hunter stood in awe of the obstacles they had overcome to fund, either …

Major funders establish $5.7m participatory grantmaking fund for Detroit nonprofits

Alliance magazine 21 August 2021

Six major funders have joined together to establish a $5.7 million fund for nonprofits in Detroit that are led by people of colour. The fund will operate as a participatory grantmaking model, and plans to …

How to effectively support the earthquake-hit communities in Haiti

Regine Webster 16 August 2021

The island nation of Haiti has been dealt yet another devastating blow. While details are still emerging, we know that a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the southwest of Haiti on Saturday. Based on the similarities between …

Kellogg Foundation pledges $1m grant to giving circle network Philanthropy Together

Alliance magazine 11 August 2021

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will be supporting Philanthropy Together, a global initiative dedicated to scaling and strengthening the giving circle movement by 2025, with a $1 million grant. The pledge is part of the Foundation’s …