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The future of philanthropy, 2030 and beyond

Liz Gadd 4 December 2021

Are we optimistic or pessimistic? At this year’s NPC Ignites, our annual conference, we hosted a session on the future of philanthropy. This session explored a vision for philanthropy in 2030 and beyond. It was …


Foundation Practice Rating: early analysis on diversity, transparency, communication

Jake Furby and Sylvia McLain 3 December 2021

The Foundation Practice Rating has launched! Following the July 2021 article in Alliance, the initiative to research and rate UK grant-making foundations on their accountability, transparency and diversity is now in the field. The Foundation …


KBF launches coalition to bolster independent news in Europe

Alliance magazine 2 December 2021

The King Baudouin Foundation has helped launch a coalition of European media groups, investors, and philanthropic institutions that will provide capital and expertise to news media companies operating in countries where media plurality is at …

Everyone has skin in the game

Lukas Haynes and Omar Sana 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Climate change and food systems are intimately connected, leaving philanthropy with an increasingly critical role in the task of mitigating one and changing the other The scale of investment required for the economic transformation that …

Business as usual is a non-starter

Jennifer Astone and Rex Raimond 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Covid-19 revealed the weaknesses of current food systems but also highlighted initiatives which could be transformative When the Covid-19 pandemic closed down markets, borders, and trucking, it exposed the limitations of global food supply chains. …

Still critical friends

Eva Rehse 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

I welcome the critique of Alliance’s future editorial direction (Alliance 100th issue, September 2021). And I’m pleased to see Alliance magazine using its 25th anniversary as a moment for reflection. Alliance stands alone as global …

Challenges impact us all

Richard Marker 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Congratulations to Alliance on its 100th issue. It captures both the developments in the field over the last generation but also the continuing dialectic tensions that underscore our work.  The profound institutional and technological changes that inform what we …

More tax, more philanthropy – there’s room for both

Graham Hobson 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

In societies that are increasingly unequal, more philanthropy is needed but so is more tax on accumulated wealth In 1999, I had an idea for a business, a service to print digital photos at low …

Hobson’s choice – tax and philanthropy

Charles Keidan 30 November 2021

Too often, asking wealthy people to give more philanthropically or requiring them to pay more tax is presented as a binary choice. But does it have to be this way?  Graham Hobson is an unusually …

Help! No-one understands my advocacy role

Regi 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Dear Regi, I’ve been hired to do advocacy for my association of foundations, but no one really seems to understand that advocacy means speaking publicly and forcefully for or against a government policy to achieve …