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A call for investment in narrative competency in divided times

Julia Roig and Dr Solon Simmons 1 March 2021

One thing everyone seems to agree on these days is how divided we are. Toxic polarisation has many inter-connected causes and overlapping effects on society and on our political systems throughout the world. It also …


New research: digital fundraising key for navigating pandemic

Alliance magazine 27 February 2021

Charitable organisations worldwide are reporting that digital fundraising capabilities and strategic financial planning are among the most crucial skills they need to remain resilient.The findings appear in the sixth volume in a series of reports, Future-Proofing Nonprofits …


Candid, CSIP launch comprehensive database on philanthropy in India

Alliance magazine 24 February 2021

Candid, in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP), has launched Philanthropy in India, an innovative website that provides the most comprehensive information available on Indian philanthropy. The new database will allow …

Dollars and pads: the business case for investing in menstrual health

Cristina Ljungberg and Wendy Anderson 23 February 2021

We know that menstrual health is a core component of global health, and yet the human-rights based argument is falling short of engaging funders to become involved in this space. Investing in menstrual health is …

Leading with humility: how consultants can support disability inclusion in philanthropy

Seema Shah 21 February 2021

As a nonprofit and philanthropy consultant whose work centers on equity and inclusion, I am keenly aware that humility is a core competency and that the learning never ends. So, when the National Network of …

Winners of $3m Climate Breakthrough Awards awards announced

Alliance magazine 20 February 2021

Mohamed Adow, the Director of Power Shift Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and Nicole Rycroft, the Executive Director of Canopy in Vancouver, Canada, were recently announced as winners of the Climate Breakthrough Award. The award is …

Safety and wellbeing: promising funder practices to support partners

Alison Miranda, Vanina Serra and Wedad Bseiso 12 February 2021

Restrictive legislation, targeted attempts to surveil or hack, threats to physical safety: these are only some of the constraints facing activists and organisations, mainly imposed by government and private sector actors, restricting or shrinking civic …

Donors of Color Network pledge will shift millions to minority-led environmental justice groups

Alliance magazine 11 February 2021

The cross-racial community of donors and movement leaders, Donors of Color Network, have announced the launch of their campaign to move hundreds of millions of dollars to climate justice groups led by Black, Indigenous, and …

What is the role of philanthropy in lobbying and policy-making?

Alliance magazine 9 February 2021 For Subscribers

As the global philanthropy sector has grown in complexity, so too has the intersection of philanthropy and law. Ahead of Alliance magazine’s March issue on law and philanthropy, we wanted to understand how the philanthropic …

Why I fund philanthropy support organisations

2 Peter Brach 8 February 2021

I fund PSOs and umbrella organisations because under the right circumstances the outcome can be enormous. My grantmaking focuses on low-risk, high-return approaches for achieving broad impact. Based on my experience to date, both are …