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Dr Tedros: There is great potential and need for philanthropy to partner with the global health field

Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 1 December 2020

Alliance magazine exclusive – In a wide ranging and poignant interview, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on philanthropic foundations to advocate for increased investment in public health, …


Foundations should answer Dr Tedros’s call

Charles Keidan 1 December 2020

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organisation, uses this issue of Alliance magazine to urge foundations to take action in response to the challenges of our times. In his poignant dialogue with …


The objectivity paradox

Jacob Harold 30 November 2020

In an era of fake news, filter bubbles, and sock puppets one could be forgiven for doubting the idea of a shared reality. But we live on a planet made of actual, physical matter. There …

Civil society fights back as smears and vilification intensify

Andrew Firmin and Ines Pousadela 27 November 2020

The pattern is now clear. In country after country, those who seek to limit rights attack civil society. Alongside tactics such as censorship and misuse of the criminal justice system, a weapon in growing favour …

Repair, recycle, renovate?

1 Christian Hänel 25 November 2020

What Europe and the transatlantic relationship can expect from a United States with Joe Biden as President. An Irish-American Catholic speaking with the Pope ‘The President-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis …

Managing neutrality paradox dilemmas by confronting their sources

Mahathi Kumar 24 November 2020

For a platform like GlobalGiving, which has nonprofit partners all over the world, each home country’s reality varies. This lends itself to countless manifestations of Neutrality Paradox dilemmas that GlobalGiving now navigates using their thoughtful, …

The role of art and academia in inspiring global tolerance

HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Al Saud 16 November 2020

Today marks the International Day of Tolerance. It is a day that serves to remind us that we are all equally deserving of respect and acceptance, and that nurturing an appreciation of the differences between …

Civil society a critical part of pandemic response, finds new research

Alliance magazine 6 November 2020

A new report from the global civil society alliance CIVICUS has highlighted the critical role that activists, NGOs, and grassroots organisations have played during the Covid-19 pandemic. Titled ‘Solidarity in the Time of COVID-19’, the …

Community philanthropy’s role in building civil society CEE in the COVID context, Part II

Boris Strečanský 30 October 2020

Read Part I of this series. In the recent article Merrill Sovner, William Moody and Barry Gaberman submit that the key lessons learned of five pooled philanthropic funds in their effort of reviving civil society …

The Neutrality Paradox and the shift from guilty capitalism

Anshulika Dubey 28 October 2020

Much of the conversation around the platform ‘Neutrality Paradox’ has focused on non-profit platforms. But what are the considerations for for-profit platforms, especially the ones at the convergence of technology, media and philanthropy? Can and …