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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, …


Alliance magazine expands global philanthropy coverage with Regional Representatives

Alliance magazine 23 May 2022

Regional Representatives from the Arab Region, Latin America, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa have joined the Alliance magazine team, as a part of its goal to improve the globalisation of philanthropy coverage. Alliance eventually has …


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 …

Clarity, convergence, voice: philanthropy’s emerging after-war paradigm

Maximilian Martin 12 May 2022

On 25-28 April, Fondation de France and the University of Geneva, Centre for Philanthropy, hosted a three-day seminar, titled ‘a journey towards the European philanthropy of tomorrow’. When foundations that jointly allocate well over one …

Beyond impact: the international Philanthropy.Insight project

Rupert Strachwitz 23 April 2022

Some years ago, I attended an international conference of CSOs, held at OECD in Paris. Joining a table with CEOs of large international NGOs, it so happened they were discussing some effects of concentrating on …

Largest grantmaker in US channelling millions to discriminatory organisations, finds report

1 Alliance magazine 13 April 2022

The US’s largest grantmaker Fidelity Charitable has funded anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-immigrant groups to the tune of millions of dollars over the past five years, according to research released by a group dedicated to unmasking …

Are Western sanctions collapsing Russian philanthropy?

3 Anonymous 25 March 2022

Sanctions are blowing holes in the Russian economy. Meant to put pressure on Putin and his closest allies to stop the invasion of Ukraine, the sanctions – deemed ‘economic warfare’ by the West – are …

UK foundations failing at diversity, suggests new research

Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 22 March 2022

An analysis of 100 foundations in the UK found that on average, most foundations have poor practice when it comes to diversity. This finding was published in Foundation Practice Rating, a detailed assessment of foundation …

An unexpected impact from Russia’s Ukraine offensive? Philanthropy’s football moment

Charles Keidan 4 March 2022

News from the football world spilled over into philanthropy last week when Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich announced that ‘stewardship and care’ of Chelsea Football Club was being handed over to trustees of the football club’s …

An agenda for mental health philanthropy

Charles Keidan 1 March 2022

Many of you reading this, like myself, will have struggled with mental ill health at some point in your life or given support to a loved one who has.   Whether you’ve experienced anxiety, depression, disordered …