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Solidarity over charity: Prioritising long-term shifts over band-aid responses

Sadaf Shallwani 11 August 2022

What has charitable giving achieved over the last few decades? It’s a question that implicates billions of dollars, millions of people, and countless hours of work and effort, yet the answer is frustrating: Modern charity …

Refusing donations: The legal lessons to learn from Prince Charles accepting Bin Laden family money

1 John Picton 2 August 2022

Revelations that Prince Charles privately brokered a £1 million charity payment from the family of Osama bin Laden throw an unforgiving spotlight on the future king’s connections with Gulf philanthropy. They also raise legal questions …

Prince Charles accepted £1m from bin Laden’s brothers, funnels it into his philanthropies

Alliance magazine 1 August 2022

The heir to the British throne accepted £1 million from the family of Osama bin Laden which was then deposited into the accounts of the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation (PWCF), the Sunday Times has …

Funders join network to protect abortion rights

Alliance magazine 26 July 2022

The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads) has launched a Funder Call to Action, asking funder organisations to break the silence and stigma that shrouds abortion by taking a stance …

Philanthropy is ripe for change: I explore how on Philanthropisms podcast

Charles Keidan 12 July 2022

There is no typical career journey in philanthropy. Routes into and out of leadership roles are many and varied. I was reminded of that when I spoke recently to Rhodri Davies’s Philanthropisms podcast about my …

Funders support African media with disruptive journalism course

1 Alliance magazine 11 June 2022

Africa No Filter and the Thomson Foundation have partnered to offer a course aiming to disrupt stereotypical news and storytelling about Africa by helping journalists develop a fresh reporting style beyond framing Africa through conflict, …

Philea Forum 2022: Day two and closing in tweets!

Alliance magazine 1 June 2022

Highlights from days two and three of Philea Forum 2022: Philanthropy United – The Time Is Now

Leadership and intentionality

Denise Brennan and Lee Risby 31 May 2022 For Subscribers

Organisational learning is more than just falling forward, it’s about developing a clear, intentional pathway to success At Laudes Foundation, we closed 2021 with an event for staff which was about sharing failures and drawing …

My decade of faliure

1 Charles Keidan 31 May 2022

Everyone has their own experience of professional failure – each in their own way. Mine was at the end of 2012 when I said goodbye to my colleagues at the Pears Foundation for the last …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 31 May 2022

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2022 issue of Alliance: The Americas $1bn Gender Fund aims to transform systems Gates board adds four new trustees How Latin …