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‘FOCUS: Philanthropy’ photo contest open for submissions

Alliance magazine 5 May 2020

A Europe-wide photography contest to capture the visual stories of the people behind philanthropy and how they work for a better Europe has just been launched by DAFNE. FOCUS: Philanthropy is open for submissions of …


Fit for the future: Can we emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis?

WINGS 28 April 2020

Civil society was not ready for COVID-19. In this, the first of a series of articles aiming to assess changes needed to ensure a stronger supporting environment for civil society, Benjamin Bellegy (WINGS), Chris Worman …


Twitter founder Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion to fight COVID-19

Alliance magazine 9 April 2020

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has said he will donate $1 billion towards efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. This monetary pledge represents more than a quarter of his own wealth, and almost a quarter of …

How foundations can support civil society to anticipate and shape technology

Cassie Robinson 9 February 2020

In the first blog post of this series, I shared a film we made to engage UK foundations and philanthropists in the conversation about how civil society can be better equipped to anticipate and shape …

A new social contract between civil society and big tech: The UK foundation perspective

Cassie Robinson 7 February 2020

At the end of last year 30 UK foundations met to discuss their role in forging a new social contract between civil society and big tech, prompted by the film I shared in my previous …

What is the role of foundations and philanthropy in forging a new social contract between civil society and big tech?

Cassie Robinson 5 February 2020

There are so many ways that technology is changing our society, and really if we’re thinking about the future, I believe we’re faced with 4 huge and urgent challenges — the climate emergency, growing inequality, …

Alliance magazine is recruiting a digital editor

Alliance magazine 14 January 2020

Alliance magazine is looking for a trained editor with experience of online editing, strong digital skills and an interest in philanthropy. As digital editor, you will be the primary lead for all online coverage of …

Civil spaces and democratic vitality is a knowledge issue

Floriant Covelli 28 December 2019

I’m very much concerned with developing a better knowledge of the not for profit sector’s contribution to democracy. Having heard about the European Foundation Centre Grantmakers East Forum’s (GEF) dynamism and authority on those topics, I …

ABN AMRO launches online ‘charity check’ tool

Alliance magazine 19 December 2019

ABN AMRO has partnered with the Netherlands Fundraising Regulator (CBF) to develop a tool that helps donors check their charity and remove their greatest concerns about donating. According to research by ABN AMRO more than …

Is philanthropic crowdfunding a growing industry?

Claire van Teunenbroek 5 December 2019

What are the characteristics and recent developments of crowdfunding worldwide? Crowdfunding markets have experienced a severe growth in recent years; however, this was mostly among non-philanthropic platforms (Chervyakov & Rocholl, 2019). Philanthropic crowdfunding builds on …