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Brazil giving circle for racial equity launches on GivingTuesday

Alliance magazine 30 November 2021

Brazil’s Baoba Fund for Racial Equity, The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund (WISE Fund), and Black Philanthropy Month have teamed up to launch its first community-based giving circle to support grassroots organisations working for …


Peer Dialogue: Food security, climate change and pandemia

Ruth Richardson, Zulfiquar Haider and Vijay Thallam 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Climate change and the pandemic have brought deficiencies in food systems into stark focus. ‘Natural farming’ offers one possibility for much-needed change. Guest editor Ruth Richardson talks with Vijay Thallam of the Andhra Pradesh Community-managed …


Gathering evidence is a broad endeavour

Jane Maland Cady 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Scientific research is not the only form of inquiry that is valid in assessing the virtues of agricultural practice In 2006, Bettina Haussmann was researching pearl millet breeding in Niger. With a PhD from Hohenheim University …

The lasting power of an image

Alliance magazine 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

How photography can express humanity’s desire to work for the common good Philanthropic endeavour embraces a great breadth of human activity – as the images on these pages testify. Each is a winning entry to Focus: Philanthropy, a Europe-wide competition organised by Dafne to celebrate ‘unique stories of solidarity …

How can we do the most good?

Hannan Ali 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

I was one of the fortunate individuals who attended the #AllianceAt25 event at the Aga Khan Centre in London. As we discussed how philanthropy had changed and where it was headed, one thought was running …

A well-woven gem!

Michael D. Layton 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Congratulations on a wonderful 100th issue! I was particularly gratified to see the thread of community philanthropy woven through so much of the content. I also applaud the space given to critical voices, both those critical …

Community-scale missions need all sectors working together

Cassie Robinson 21 November 2021

At the end of June this year, we announced a new funding and support programme – a pilot partnership between The National Lottery Community Fund and IKEA UK. The programme, Places Called Home, aims to …

How philanthropy can help to reimagine a better world rooted in justice, solidarity, and community

Nina Blackwell 14 November 2021

Over the past 18 months, many funders (philanthropic and otherwise) – struck by the realization that so many of our global development gains were tenuous and reliant upon outside INGO actors – have increasingly sought …

Community-driven systems change: A practical way to shift power in global development and philanthropy

Sadaf Shallwani 7 November 2021

Traditional global development practices aren’t working. Despite substantial investments in development efforts over many years, many large projects initiated by traditional, top-down Global North philanthropic funders, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and others have not resulted …

10 year grants: investing in ecologies and ecosystems to do the long, deep work of system shifting change

Cassie Robinson 4 November 2021

The Growing Great Ideas Fund from the National Lottery Community Fund offers long term, multi-year funding to initiatives with the potential to achieve transformative, longer-term change. Last month we announced the first recipients of Growing …