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Help! How can I get core funding for my start-up nonprofit?

Regi 6 May 2021

Dear Regi, I am a Trustee of a nonprofit in East Africa, which began with generous support from foundations and benefactors. That core funding enabled the creation of a service which many other not-for-profits, international …


Alliance webinar: Future of philanthropy in Latin America

Amy McGoldrick 4 May 2021

As part of Alliance magazine’s anniversary celebrations this year, celebrating Alliance’s 25 years at the heart of global philanthropy, we have launched a series of events on what the future of philanthropy holds in different …


Covid-19 has changed philanthropy forever

David Mattingly 29 March 2021

Over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, the funding community has wrestled with how to meet the moment as challenges continue to mount. An informal poll of Fund for Global Human Rights grantees found that, …

Mainstreaming children’s rights: an investment for a better tomorrow

Delphine Moralis 24 March 2021

Thirty-one years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ‘progress has gone backwards on every key measure of childhood’ according to a report published earlier this month by UNICEF. As …

Creating the culture of giving in Ukraine

Eugenia Mazurenko 21 March 2021

Ukrainian social and charitable projects have made giant leaps over the past decade. Since 2014, Ukrainians have built a robust system of volunteer networks and charitable organizations that help the army, relieve poverty, and provide …

Dutch government launches €24m programme to develop community philanthropy

1 Alliance magazine 20 March 2021

The Dutch government, in partnership with a consortium of four organisations including the Africa Philanthropy Network, Kenya Community Development Foundation, Wilde Ganzen and Global Fund for Community Foundations, are launching a new five-year, €24 million …

African philanthropy is emerging as a force. How can it increase support to African NGOs?

Jan Schwier, Maddie Holland, Soa Andrian and Siyasanga Hayi-Charters 11 March 2021

When the first confirmed sub-Saharan Africa case of Covid-19 was detected in Nigeria in February 2020, many African governments moved quickly to contain the virus. While other parts of the world struggled to slow the …

Scaling up: what’s it worth?

1 Amy McGoldrick 9 March 2021

Alliance recently held a webinar on ‘scaling up’ within the sector, sponsored by the H&S Davidson Trust. We were joined by a stellar set of panellists: Ann Mei Chang, a leading expert on social innovation …

Model aircraft, yes – social justice, no

Romy Krämer and Stefan Diefenbach-Trommer 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

The interpretation of an antiquated law on charitable status is threatening politically active civil society organisations in Germany In February 2019, the German Supreme Tax Court issued a judgment with far-reaching consequences. It ruled that …

Can philanthropy tackle social polarisation? Lessons from France

Anne Lescot and Jean-Marie Destrée 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

Six years ago, a group of French foundations joined forces to help tackle social polarisation and create a more inclusive society. What has their collaboration achieved? A few days after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo …