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Porn is an un-recognised link in the harm chain of the commercial sex industry

Gail Dines 23 September 2022

There has been a highly successful public relations campaign by the porn industry to dissociate itself from other aspects of the commercial sex industry, especially trafficking and prostitution. The goal of creating this (false) distinction …


We need to talk about leadership in philanthropy

Sufina Ahmad 21 September 2022 For Subscribers

Negative stereotypes about philanthropy and philanthropic leaders abound. It’s time to demystify our work In 2021, as part of my executive MBA programme at Warwick Business School, I used my dissertation to explore the leadership …


Investing in community organising nourishes social movements from the ground up

Martha Mackenzie 20 September 2022

In the wake of our collective global reckoning with racial and economic justice two years ago, Alliance magazine asked how philanthropy can best support social movements to win change. But two years on – we …

In Profile: Decolonising Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Below is a snapshot of some of the organisations globally which are working to provide a practical context to decolonising philanthropy.   Founded by Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous wisdom to heal divides …

Community-driven solutions to the colonial mindset

Rati Forbes and Priti Kibe 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The key to decolonising philanthropy is to build authentic partnerships with communities At Forbes Marshall, since the late 1960s – from the time of the foundation of our factories – we have lived the philosophy …

Still waiting to see the human face: philanthropy in South Africa

Allan Moolman 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Despite political and economic change in South Africa, philanthropy is yet to play its full part in the creation of a new, decolonised, order In I write what I like, Black Consciousness leader and anti-Apartheid …

‘It’s time to speak out’: an interview with Philanthropy Roundtable’s Elise Westhoff

Charles Keidan and Charles Keidan 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Widely seen as a conservative force, the Philanthropy Roundtable has increasingly given voice to perspectives which differ from the sector’s liberal establishment. In this exclusive interview, president and CEO, Elise Westhoff tells Charles Keidan why …

An end to aid failure

Barry Knight 6 September 2022

Despite manifest failures and repeated criticisms, the machinery of international development remains substantially unchanged. It’s time for a radical overhaul A recently-launched study demonstrates overwhelming support for root and branch reform of international development. The …

Trust-based philanthropy is a solution not a myth

Devon Kearney, Gary Shearer, Jo Davies and Steve Francis 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

One of the most heated debates so far this year came in response to criticism of trust-based philanthropy by Jacobs Foundation CEO Simon Sommer and a piece by Charles Keidan exploring the merits of Sommer’s …

Tales of dynamism and diversity: Reflections on the AVPN 2022 conference

Andrew Milner 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Andrew Milner reflects on the debate at the heart of the AVPN 2022 conference that he recently attended in Bali The Asian decade: it was on the AVPN’s 2022 conference masthead, it was proclaimed from …