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Alliance digital event: A global conversation on the future of philanthropy

Annmarie McQueen 15 February 2022

What does the future of philanthropy look like? Over 2021, as a part of Alliance magazine’s special 25th-anniversary celebrations, we explored that question through six special digital events across Africa, the Arab region, Asia & …

What’s ahead? Predictions for philanthropy in 2022 and beyond

1 Rhodri Davies 25 January 2022

It feels, right now, as if the only real certainty is uncertainty. But this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to think about the future. Once we abandon the idea of rigid predictions and focus instead …

New columnist takes over Alliance advice column Philanthropy Confidential

Alliance magazine 18 January 2022

Alliance magazine’s advice column Philanthropy Confidential has a new secret correspondent for 2022. Writing under the pen name Veritas, our anonymous columnist will take on your trickiest problems and questions and publish the answers exclusively …

It’s time for funders to debrahminise philanthropy

6 Prachi Patankar 5 December 2021

Over the last decade, philanthropic institutions have been forced to shift in important ways towards achieving racial and economic justice. Credit goes to movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, led by youth, …

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 …