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Learning from young activists 

Sunga Kufeyani 12 August 2022

For International Youth Day, Global Fund for Children’s Learning and Influencing Fellow Sunga Kufeyani shares advice for funders on engaging adolescents and empowering them to advocate for their communities. Adolescents throughout the world fight for …


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 …


The invisible (wo)man

1 Jan Despiegelaere 6 June 2022

Before I start, I’d like to warn the reader that, unless by mistake, I will not use any of the following terms; leadership, trust, innovation, change and – above all – think outside the box. …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 31 May 2022

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2022 issue of Alliance: The Americas $1bn Gender Fund aims to transform systems Gates board adds four new trustees How Latin …

Get comfortable with discomfort

Ellen Ehmke 31 May 2022 For Subscribers

Inequality is a challenging area of work – not the least for philanthropy. Yet, taking a systemic view on inequalities and power imbalances has more to offer than uneasy self-reflection The world’s richest 10 per …

Why local philanthropy must be included in the Levelling Up agenda

Rosemary Macdonald 27 May 2022

This month, the Queen’s speech unveiled the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. The Bill will set out the Government’s proposals to reform the planning system. But what remains unclear is the role that philanthropy will play …

Listening for radically different funding realities and environmental justice

4 Tariro Tandi 22 May 2022

This year’s Commission of the Status of Women (CSW)’s theme was ‘Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and …

Alliance digital event: Levelling the global playing field

Annmarie McQueen 17 May 2022

Sociologists have theorised that the best time to understand something is when it’s disrupted. So, what can we learn about the relationships in global philanthropy, following the disruption that years of health, justice, and climate …

Funding programme will support feminist, community activists in Latin America

Alliance magazine 5 May 2022

Community, feminist, and transgender-led NGOs based in Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, working to respond to risks and challenges of socio-environmental conflicts are eligible for grants of up to $8,000 in a new funding …

‘Here we are, we got it, let’s go’: Speaking with Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Nicole Taylor

Elika Roohi 26 April 2022

When Nicole Taylor assumed the role of Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO in 2018, it was following a scandal about the organisation’s toxic working environment and a tough rebuilding job was in front of her. …