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Bill and Melinda Gates: philanthropy caught in the crosshairs of society’s obsession with celebrity

Beth Breeze and Genevieve Shaker 17 May 2021

When does an extremely normal event become global headline news, and when does an ‘historic achievement for humanity’ fail to create much of a ripple in the news cycle? When the key players in both …

How to safely engage children in virtual events

1 Hayley Roffey 18 April 2021

Those of us working in the charitable sector know an effective way to raise money for children’s charities is to share the stories of the children we serve: their experiences, the support they need to …

The gift of being heard and working in partnership

Gwen Shivers and Pam Savoy-Weaver 5 April 2021

It can be easy to invest money in an attempt to fix problems. But money alone can’t build trust or change. That work starts with how you treat people. Fortunately, for the families of Detroit’s …

Denis Mizne: supporting vaccination, education, and leadership in Brazil

Elika Roohi 16 March 2021

A year ago, the Lemann Foundation – a family foundation in Brazil that focuses on education and capacity-building – received an email from Oxford. It was proposing a partnership: would the Lemann Foundation help organise …

Big tech giants are the new polluters

Rien van Gendt 14 March 2021

Sustainability is what we want to achieve as investment funds, right? If so, shouldn’t we be leaving BigTech stocks – companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google – out of our portfolios? We surely need …

Business of Philanthropy: H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Alliance magazine 13 March 2021

In the latest episode of The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Chairman of …

How to invest in narrative competency and combat toxic polarisation

1 Julia Roig and Melanie Greenberg 9 March 2021

In part one of this series, we argued for why philanthropy should invest in narrative competency to help combat toxic polarisation. Here, we offer some recommendations for how. Let’s be audacious! By using a cultural …

The downside of donor funding

Frances Lovermore 2 March 2021

Aggrey Aluso and Julia Greenberg were absolutely right to point out the distorting effects of external funding on healthcare systems in Africa and elsewhere in the issue on global health philanthropy (Alliance, December 2020). Healthcare …

Alliance is 25!

Charles Keidan 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

We’re delighted to be celebrating our 25th anniversary at the heart of global philanthropy. Reaching 25 years old in the world of non-profit media is something none of us take for granted. We’re grateful to …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas US funders condemn political violence Indigenous communities combat Covid impact Women-led philanthropy’s ‘starring role’ Europe …