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Alliance webinar: Future of philanthropy in the Arab region

Amy McGoldrick 23 February 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 …


When Covid came for Africa’s third sector

Shaninomi Eribo 16 February 2021 For Subscribers

Almost a year ago, the widespread outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus the fragile state of health infrastructure in most African countries. As infections spread across the continent, the ability of national …


Safety and wellbeing: promising funder practices to support partners

Alison Miranda, Vanina Serra and Wedad Bseiso 12 February 2021

Restrictive legislation, targeted attempts to surveil or hack, threats to physical safety: these are only some of the constraints facing activists and organisations, mainly imposed by government and private sector actors, restricting or shrinking civic …

What does a world-leading framework of charities law look like?

1 Sue Barker 9 February 2021

Although charities have a proud history of catalysing much-needed social change, there is mounting concern that governments might be using newly-minted charities law frameworks as a mechanism to ‘crack down’ on the legitimate activities of …

Research finds law firms champion pro bono amidst global health crisis

Alliance magazine 9 February 2021

Nearly 4 million hours of legal pro bono were completed globally last year, with lawyers dedicating an average of 26.3 hours of their free expertise each year, research from TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global …

What is the role of philanthropy in lobbying and policy-making?

Alliance magazine 9 February 2021 For Subscribers

As the global philanthropy sector has grown in complexity, so too has the intersection of philanthropy and law. Ahead of Alliance magazine’s March issue on law and philanthropy, we wanted to understand how the philanthropic …

Over 150 funders condemn American political violence in open letter

Alliance magazine 12 January 2021

Following the political violence in the United States Capitol building, over 150 philanthropic foundations and institutions have signed a statement condemning the rioting and calling on leader to protect democracy and ‘get back to the …

We must develop talent and leadership to meet the challenges of the post-Covid world

Denis Mizne 9 January 2021

Despite our teachers going above and beyond the call of duty to keep the world’s children learning, the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the deep educational inequalities that exist across the world during 2020. According …

The next crisis: nonprofit leadership exodus

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 1 January 2021

Nonprofit leaders are exhausted. Many were planning to leave even before 2020 happened. There were the white boomers trying to retire, the young leaders of colour trying to navigate cultures not ready to put them in …

Reaching youth with sexual health information in rural Zambia demands innovation

Mavis Banda 29 December 2020

Kalumba, 19, lives with his grandmother in a remote rural community on Mbabala island on Bangweulu, Zambia’s largest lake. He lost his parents at a young age. The island, located in Samfya district, is home …