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Most grantmakers don’t seem to know if they are effective

Caroline Fiennes 12 June 2024

Is your foundation any good? I don’t mean: is it big, or does it give away a lot, or does it run an efficient process, or do the grantees achieve much. Rather, I mean: are …


New York nonprofits funding Israeli violations on Palestinians in West Bank and Gaza

Shafi Musaddique 10 June 2024

New York’s registered nonprofits – subsidised by the US government and giving their donors tax breaks – are allegedly sending tens of millions of dollars to fund international war crimes perpetrated by Israel’s illegal settlements …


We need to bring every pool of capital to the table, says AVPN’s chief of impact investing

Claudia Cahalane 29 May 2024

Alliance Investment Editor Claudia Cahalane chats to AVPN’s chief of impact investing, Vikas Arora in a tea break on the last day of the AVPN global forum, Abu Dhabi, and discovers his conference highlights.  ‘Imagine …

Trust-based philanthropy: charities need to be more honest, say funders

Claudia Cahalane 29 May 2024

Civil society organisations need to be more honest and open with funders, suggested panellists at AVPN’s global conference session Decoding the Meaning of Trust-Based Philanthropy. At AVPN’s event last month in Abu Dhabi, philanthropic organisations …

Progressive philanthropy ‘not prioritising’ Ukraine’s media recovery, journalists warn

Shafi Musaddique 23 May 2024

Philanthropists from Ukraine’s international allies ‘are not prioritising’ the recovery of Ukraine’s broken media scene, according to an open letter penned by Ukrainian journalists, media professionals and civic society.  The open letter, signed by 121 …

Which session at Philea Forum 2024 would you most like to read about?

Alliance magazine 21 May 2024

As we approach Philea Forum 2024, Alliance is assembling a team of bloggers to report from the event. We hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who …

What US non-profits need to know about the Corporate Transparency Act

Mark A. Limardo 20 May 2024

For the first time in U.S. history, the Corporate Transparency Act (‘CTA’) imposes broad ownership disclosure obligations on any entity formed or doing business in the United States.  Substantial civil and criminal penalties may be imposed …

GDP growth is not the answer…

Rebecca Hanshaw 25 April 2024

At the recent Global Inclusive Growth summit hosted by the Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth, we heard how gender inequality is bad for growth and leaves ‘trillions on the table instead of catapulting gross domestic …

USAID scrutinised by staff and developmental health workers over Gaza

Shafi Musaddique 24 April 2024

The US Agency for International Development is under pressure from some of its staff who say the governmental organisation, who help fund and collaborate private philanthropies, has been unable to grasp the severity of the …

Elon Musk: An enemy of philanthropy

Charles Keidan 24 April 2024 For Subscribers

The billionaire’s philanthropy is corrosive to everything philanthropy should stand for For one of the world’s richest and most famous men, who exerts a magnetic forcefield of attention, it is remarkable that comparatively little has …