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Repair, recycle, renovate?

Christian Hänel 25 November 2020

What Europe and the transatlantic relationship can expect from a United States with Joe Biden as President. An Irish-American Catholic speaking with the Pope ‘The President-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis …


Covid-19 accelerates positive change in the way philanthropy operates

Donzelina Barroso 23 November 2020

Funding global health issues through networked and systems approaches offers greater opportunity for impact during the crisis and beyond. The ongoing global Covid-19 crisis has put important development advancements of recent decades at risk, and …


No easy answers: Podcast episode explores complexities of effective philanthropy

Alliance magazine 22 November 2020

The most recent episode of the Giving Done Right podcast looks at the complexities of being an effective philanthropist and how to navigate several specific challenges of giving, from measuring impact to making difficult decisions …

Emissions reduction moving too slowly and in wrong direction, finds ClimateWorks report

Alliance magazine 21 November 2020

In order to meet limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius – the number agreed as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement – countries will need drop their emissions by half by 2030 and reach …

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation opens European headquarters in The Hague

Alliance magazine 18 November 2020

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation opened its European headquarters recently with an office located in The Hague, Netherlands. The opening of the European office was accompanied by an announcement of an $80 million fund to …

Our investments should not drive the problems we ask grantees to solve

Ellen Dorsey and Dan Chu 17 November 2020 For Subscribers

In this moment of great social, economic, and ecological upheaval, it is abundantly clear that we need fundamental and systemic changes to our economy. Fifty years of Milton Friedman’s doctrine of shareholder primacy and maximisation …

Wallace Global, Sierra Club Foundation hit back at divestment ‘virtue signalling’ claims

Elika Roohi 17 November 2020

It is ‘intellectually dishonest’ for foundations to separate the values that govern their grantmaking from how they manage their investments, say two of the leading voices in the Divest-Invest movement writing in Alliance magazine today. …

Giving Done Right podcast: The power of relationships

Alliance magazine 15 November 2020

The latest episode of the Giving Done Right podcast explores the rich tapestry of the nonprofit sector and makes the case for why supporting the people and relationships powering these organisations’ work can be a …

Food today, a new food system tomorrow

1 Amrita Gupta, Anna Lappé and Daniel Moss 8 November 2020

Alongside a public health emergency, Covid-19 has unleashed a staggering spike in global hunger. More than a quarter of a billion people are expected to face acute food insecurity as a result of the pandemic. …

Where to From Here? Perspectives from inside an environmental nonprofit/asset owner

Giulia Christianson and Ariel Pinchot 7 November 2020

We will long remember 2020 as a year of immense tragedy. In the U.S. alone, the Covid-19 pandemic has taken the lives of over 230,000 people and left millions unemployed and struggling to get by. …