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Norwegian Refugee Council wins $2.5m Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Alliance magazine 14 August 2022

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded its $2.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize to the Norwegian Refugee Council, an organisation working in more than 35 countries to support people forced to flee their homes. The …


Solidarity over charity: Prioritising long-term shifts over band-aid responses

Sadaf Shallwani 11 August 2022

What has charitable giving achieved over the last few decades? It’s a question that implicates billions of dollars, millions of people, and countless hours of work and effort, yet the answer is frustrating: Modern charity …


Philanthropy can’t wait any longer, it needs to decolonise aid now

Patricia McIlreavy 10 August 2022

Every sector grapples with its own issues and challenges, often publicly and not always productively. Despite commonalities in purpose, principles and values among its many actors, the international humanitarian sector is no different. For more …

How to do philanthropy strategically in a messy world

Devon Kearney 5 August 2022

I muttered and cursed on the subway the first time I read Paul Brest’s The Power of Theories of Change. It was the heyday of the Strategic Philanthropy movement, talk of measuring impact was everywhere, …

$25m from IKEA foundation to promote climate-friendly cooling

Alliance magazine 31 July 2022

About 10 air conditioners will be sold every second for the next 30 years as demand for cooling systems skyrockets during increasingly frequent heatwaves. A new $25 million grant from the IKEA Foundation to the …

Prostitution is a racial justice issue

Vednita Carter 29 July 2022

I was raised by my grandmother. She was a faithful woman, very involved in the church. Some of my earliest memories are of memorizing poems and bible verses to read to folks. I was preparing …

A third of global funders accelerated spending in 2020-21

Alliance magazine 23 July 2022

A survey of philanthropy has found that the global challenges across 2020 and 2021 led a third of global funders to accelerate their spending. ‘Global Trends and Strategic Time Horizons in Philanthropy’ is a report …

Giving beyond the foundation grant-making model

Barbara Ibrahim 22 July 2022

After an extended period without face-to-face gatherings, the 15th research conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR) had a celebratory air, as over 225 attendees and over 100 remote participants engaged over …

A volunteer perspective of the 2022 Montreal ISTR Conference

Stephanie Doughty 21 July 2022

It took a lot of hard work, dedication, flexibility and resilience to make this conference happen… Navigating in turbulent times, indeed! Despite the ever-looming presence of Covid, I am going to go ahead and call …

Why philanthropy needs to reimagine its inclusion and funding of disabled people

Richie Siegel and Marisa Torelli-Pedevska 18 July 2022

In the philanthropic space, conversations and progress around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are rightfully becoming more common. Following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others in the spring of 2020, …