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Introducing the Neutrality Paradox Series: How philanthropists and intermediaries confront and resolve dilemmas

Alison Carlman 18 September 2020

No matter where you get your news these days, social media itself seems to be the story. Platforms are under fire for allowing hate speech, fake news, and even active terrorist organising to thrive, all …


Welcome to our sector’s biggest virtual conference

Andrew Milner 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Alliance goes behind the screens at the AVPN annual event and discovers an extraordinary team effort ‘We must have been crazy’ – that was the verdict of AVPN’s Naina Subberwal Batra on the decision to …


European Foundation Centre launches climate webinar series

Alliance magazine 14 August 2020

The European Foundation Centre’s European Environmental Funders Group has launched a series of webinars dedicated to exploring environmental issues currently at stake for the philanthropic sector. Two webinars have already been held: the first, which …

If data is 21st century oil, could foundations be the right owners?

Felix Oldenburg 10 August 2020

What are the best investments for a foundation? This important question is one many foundation professionals are revisiting in light of low interest rates, high market volatility, and fears of deep economic trouble ahead. While …

The rise of Chinese tech philanthropy: Domestic and international development

1 Farwa Sial 28 July 2020

More than in any other country, China demonstrates how philanthropy surfaces, when billionaires exist. Since the opening up of the Chinese economy in the 1980s, the country has become home to some of the wealthiest …

What COVID-19 has taught us about technology and the key things we’ve learnt

Matthew Green 28 June 2020

If somebody had said at the start of the year that we’d find ourselves in the middle of a global pandemic, with our offices closed, but continuing to ensure that vital National Lottery funding reaches …

Alwaleed Philanthropies, Saudi government launch ‘Maharat’ app for childhood development

Alliance magazine 27 June 2020

Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies, together with Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, are launching a platform to assess childhood development and cognitive skilled. Called ‘Maharat’, the application provides professional services such as early …

Address digital infrastructure gap to close COVID-19 induced learning gap

Zelig Dhi Lee 15 June 2020

COVID-19 has disrupted students’ learning as a result of school closures; as highlighted by several education advocates who spoke at various panels during the recent AVPN 2020 Virtual conference. The worst-affected student is more likely …

Artificial Intelligence and intelligence of the heart: Opportunities and risks in a post-COVID world

Joost Mönks and Charles Sellen 9 June 2020

Read this article in French or Mandarin. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already all around us, yet this technological revolution has been largely neglected by the philanthropy sector so far. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic has …

Intelligence artificielle et intelligence du cœur: Opportunités et risques pour la philanthropie

Joost Mönks and Charles Sellen 9 June 2020

Tandis que la pandémie de Covid-19 a confiné de larges populations, le développement de l’intelligence artificielle (IA) s’est accéléré. De fait, cette révolution technologique est déjà installée dans nos vies. Mais jusqu’à présent, elle a …