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25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …

25 years of philanthropy

Barry Knight 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

From the flourishing of civil society to the fall of philanthrocapitalism and shift to a more trust-based philanthropy, our field has changed considerably in the last 25 years Alliance was born into an age of …

The birth of #ShiftThePower

Jenny Hodgson 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A confluence of forces in 2016 brought together one of philanthropy’s most inspiring and dynamic movements for change It started with a hashtag to promote an event. It was 2016 and the Global Fund for …

Community philanthropy in Kenya and beyond

Janet Mawiyoo 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Applying a community philanthropy lens is the route to achieving sustainable development and bring local resources to the fore My memory of using the term ‘community philanthropy’ goes back to the late 1990s when together …

Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …

Where will the focus fall?

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Philanthropists and practitioners, some of whom were starting out at the same time as Alliance was commencing its own 25-year journey, tell Andrew Milner where they are hoping the philanthropic spotlight will shine during the …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …

Listening for lasting change

1 Waleska López Canu and Anne Kraemer 25 August 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  Our organisation formed 15 years ago at the urging of …

Major funders establish $5.7m participatory grantmaking fund for Detroit nonprofits

Alliance magazine 21 August 2021

Six major funders have joined together to establish a $5.7 million fund for nonprofits in Detroit that are led by people of colour. The fund will operate as a participatory grantmaking model, and plans to …

What needs to happen in order for funders to accelerate community-led change?

Scott Dupree and Artemisa Castro Félix 18 August 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  NGOs can be a strong partner in accelerating community-led …