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30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: Reflection, assessment, and sharing

Leslie Pine 9 May 2021

When pursuing deep social impact, an important part of the journey is creating space to reflect on what you have done, where you are currently, and where you would like to go. The reflection process …


Bill and Melinda Gates announce divorce, say ‘no changes’ at Gates foundation

Alliance magazine 4 May 2021

Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday they were divorcing. The two have reshaped philanthropy and public health with their fortune, and together they run one of the largest private foundations in the world. In identical …


Persons with disabilities need to be included in the climate conversation

1 Peter Kostishack 3 May 2021

And how philanthropy can help make that happen Beyond the direct environmental and physical impacts of climate change, there are social, political, and cultural implications of a warming world. While rising sea levels, increased global …

The soil-keeping approach to reparative justice: 7 principles for a regenerative world

Kiley Arroyo 2 May 2021

Just societies cannot grow in toxic soil. To build regenerative communities, we should look to how life flourishes in the natural world, of which we are an inherent part. In this critical moment in our …

Are foundations willing to give up power?

Alliance magazine 27 April 2021 For Subscribers

‘In our society money brings power, and the power of philanthropy is just another aspect of that,’ reads the editorial to Alliance magazine’s September 2013 issue, ‘Philanthropy and Power’. Has anything changed since this issue …

How to avoid checking the equity box and make true progress toward climate justice

Rt Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton 26 April 2021

In the wake of the widespread racial justice protests of the past year, environmental funders are reckoning with their history. For generations, communities of colour have borne the brunt of the pollution of their air, …

60+ funders to UK PM: race report findings unhelpful, divisive, damaging

Elika Roohi 23 April 2021

‘We believe this to be unhelpful, divisive and potentially damaging,’ said 62 foundations, signing an open letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week co-ordinated by the Association of Charitable Foundations, addressing the UK …

ClimateWorks President and CEO departs for Bezos Earth Fund

Alliance magazine 15 April 2021

ClimateWorks Foundation President and CEO Charlotte Pera is stepping down from her role at the major climate intermediary to join the Bezos Earth Fund as Vice President for Strategy and Programs. The ClimateWorks Board of …

Interview: Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving

Elika Roohi 13 April 2021 For Subscribers

GlobalGiving is an organisation that focuses on a bottom-up approach to aid and supporting grassroots charitable projects. We wanted to understand how the crises of the last year – health, justice, political, environmental – changed …

A call for coordination: philanthropy’s response to Covid-19, HIV, and systemic inequalities

John Barnes and Kali Lindsey 9 April 2021

The challenges presented by Covid-19 are not new to people living with, or at risk of HIV. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and Black, Indigenous and people of Colour (BIPOC) communities in the …