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Beyond professional begging

Marija Jakovljevic and Galina Maksimovic 21 November 2019

Being at the crossroad of different progressive movements has made us realise that we cannot just do more of the same. The fact that each year, the global system exploits more resources contributing to the …

How do we tackle the impunity of multinationals?

Juliette Decoster 20 November 2019

Multinational corporations involved in environmental or human rights-related scandals, such as the Bhopal disaster or the collapse of the Rana Plaza, have often enjoyed total impunity. Until now, multinationals have always been able to play …

Knight Foundation grants $3.5 million to advance research on internet governance and policy

Alliance magazine 16 November 2019

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation proposed $3.5 million for research on technology policy and debates in the realm. Part of the foundation’s $50 million commitment to support research on how technology transforms …

New philanthropic guide for strengthening democracy

Alliance magazine 3 November 2019

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP), has released the report We the People: A Philanthropic Guide to Strengthening Democracy which helps ‘create a framework for anyone looking to strengthen the democratic system.’ According to …

Three reflections after a year spent with funders

Sophie Monaghan-Coombs 1 November 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time this year listening to funders; on the phone; at roundtables and during the three retreats we’ve held this year on Wasan Island as part of the SIX Funders Node. …

Foundations can, and must, do more to tackle climate change

1 Pavlina Draganova 31 October 2019

Last October, the world’s leading climate scientists issued a final warning: we are running out of time to prevent disastrous global warming. A year on, their message has made its mark in the UK and …

Private philanthropy and public legitimacy

1 Hilary Pearson 27 October 2019

What makes a private foundation ‘legitimate’? And what role does public scrutiny play in answering this question? My reflection was piqued by two recent thought pieces on private philanthropy and public legitimacy. The first, from …

Over 80 per cent of Alliance readers believe there is a gender pay gap in the philanthropy sector

Alliance magazine 17 October 2019

Alliance magazine released a survey on our website between late September and early October 2019, looking to get our readers’ thoughts and opinions on the gender pay gap and philanthropy. Our questions included whether respondents …

New coalition of 13 UK foundations to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 14 October 2019

Thirteen foundations based in the UK, have made a commitment to tackle issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the foundation sector and address the systemic inequalities which currently exist in the way foundations operate. …

Debate sparked between MEPs and philanthropists on Idea of single market philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 October 2019

Members of European Parliament, representatives of the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee and stakeholders from philanthropy, recently discussed creating a European space for donors and fostering cross-border giving, solidarity and civil …