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The US is threatening abortion access. How can philanthropy be most effective?

Elika Roohi 25 May 2022

With Roe v. Wade on the cusp of being overturned, access to reproductive rights is being threatened across the United States. How can philanthropy be most effective right now? To explore this question, we spoke …


Two years after 2020’s global movement for racial justice, where are we now?

Lori Villarosa, Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan, Tynesha McHarris and Fernanda Lopes 24 May 2022 For Subscribers

‘The story of philanthropy since the global protests for racial justice in the summer of 2020 should be understood in the context of the prior decade, if not the past 20 years’, said Lori Villarosa, …


New tool measures philanthropic action, impact

Alliance magazine 21 May 2022

A new analytical framework from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors developed based on input from dozens of foundations and nonprofit partners worldwide enables funders to optimize how they achieve and evaluate impact. Operating Archetypes: Philanthropy’s New Tool …

Alliance digital event: Levelling the global playing field

Annmarie McQueen 17 May 2022

Sociologists have theorised that the best time to understand something is when it’s disrupted. So, what can we learn about the relationships in global philanthropy, following the disruption that years of health, justice, and climate …

CAF America appoints new board chair

Alliance magazine 14 May 2022

As philanthropic leaders and donors gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of CAF America, the organisation announced Char Mollison as the new board chair. ‘Char steps into her new role at a pivotal time in …

What practicing corporate law taught me about philanthropy

3 Conniel Malek 10 May 2022

I walked away from the corporate world after a decade of practicing law at a multinational business, and I never looked back. I dove into the philanthropic space with curiosity, passion, and a thirst to …

Call to funders: Support democracy by investing $6bn in feminist movements

Alliance magazine 7 May 2022

A new report from Shake the Table and The Bridgespan Group has highlighted the untapped potential of feminist movements, calling them ‘powerhouses for social change’. To support these movements, the report’s authors call on philanthropy …

Chronicle of Philanthropy to become nonprofit organisation

Alliance magazine 6 May 2022

Chronicle of Philanthropy, a publication that reports on the American philanthropy sector, has announced plans to become an independent nonprofit organisation. The publication was founded in 1988, and since that time has been owned by …

We practice trust-based philanthropy. Here’s what it looks like

1 Lauren Janus and Janell Johnson 1 May 2022

Recently, Simon Sommer of the Jacobs Foundation in Switzerland wrote a critique of the practice of trust-based philanthropy (TBP), a framework for giving that’s gained popular acclaim within our sector over the past several years. …

‘Here we are, we got it, let’s go’: Speaking with Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Nicole Taylor

Elika Roohi 26 April 2022 For Subscribers

When Nicole Taylor assumed the role of Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO in 2018, it was following a scandal about the organisation’s toxic working environment and a tough rebuilding job was in front of her. …