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Norwegian Refugee Council wins $2.5m Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Alliance magazine 14 August 2022

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded its $2.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize to the Norwegian Refugee Council, an organisation working in more than 35 countries to support people forced to flee their homes. The …


Solidarity over charity: Prioritising long-term shifts over band-aid responses

Sadaf Shallwani 11 August 2022

What has charitable giving achieved over the last few decades? It’s a question that implicates billions of dollars, millions of people, and countless hours of work and effort, yet the answer is frustrating: Modern charity …


Grant from Inter-American Foundation will support civil society infrastructure in Latin America

Alliance magazine 7 August 2022

The Inter-American Foundation is prioritising civic engagement, human rights, and community resource mobilisation in Latin America with a grant to Federación Red Argentina para la Cooperación Internacional (RACI). ‘Restrictions to civil society and civic engagement …

Sri Lanka crisis: Philanthropies stepping up but more needed urgently, says UN

Alliance magazine 6 August 2022

People in Sri Lanka have been struggling with daily power cuts, inflation of more than 50 per cent, and shortages of basics, such as fuel, food, and medicines. These crises led to widespread protests in …

Funders join network to protect abortion rights

Alliance magazine 26 July 2022

The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads) has launched a Funder Call to Action, asking funder organisations to break the silence and stigma that shrouds abortion by taking a stance …

What is resilience and how do we get there?

Prof. Hadara Bar-Mor 22 July 2022

In the ISTR 15th Conference Dr. Elisabeth Searing, assistant professor of Public and Nonprofit Management, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas moderated a roundtable on the issue of resilience …

A sense of belonging and a way to move forward with giving

Neamat Sidani 22 July 2022

What an impeccable knowledge venue, an essential bridge between practice and academia. Being a professional for several years, I recently decided to shift my career and pursue my PhD studies on philanthropy. I was referred …

A volunteer perspective of the 2022 Montreal ISTR Conference

Stephanie Doughty 21 July 2022

It took a lot of hard work, dedication, flexibility and resilience to make this conference happen… Navigating in turbulent times, indeed! Despite the ever-looming presence of Covid, I am going to go ahead and call …

ISTR 2022 in-person conference: Better late than never!

Jacqueline Wood 17 July 2022

Here we are at the ISTR 15th International Conference at Concordia University in Montreal. With the Covid-19 pandemic having scuppered the original plan for this conference to take place in 2020, I am delighted to …

A global view of protest, advocacy, and how government responds

Dr. Ulla Pape 16 July 2022

At the ISTR 2022 conference, a session on protest, adovacy, and government response took a global view. Kathy Brock of Queen’s University started with a comparative study on the protest movements in the United States …