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China amends charity law in crowdfunding crackdown

Shafi Musaddique 23 January 2024

China has amended its charity law in a bid to clamp down to people using crowdfunding to pay for large medical bills.  Crowdfunding activities related to health must now seek permission from the Ministry of …


Meta accused of using philanthropy to influence universities  

Shafi Musaddique 18 January 2024

Tech giant Meta, owner of social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, is using philanthropy to influence universities in the US.  That’s according to a report published by the Tech Transparency Project, which has found that …


Philanthropy meets regulation in the digital age

Gaston Wright 5 December 2023

Internet regulation can assist the work of social change movements – but it can also be used to hinder it Philanthropy is a critical player in the rapidly evolving digital landscape. As the challenges and …

WINGSForum 2023: Transform philanthropy to transform the world

Alliance magazine 26 October 2023

From October 3-5, 2023, more than 350 attendees from over 50 countries gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the 7th edition of WINGSForum, this year co-hosted with the African Philanthropy Network (APN). WINGSForum brought together philanthropy …

Philanthropy has the power to target misinformation

Harriet Kingaby 23 October 2023

In a world where misinformation spreads like wildfire, philanthropic organisations and charities must recognise the urgency of investing in anti-misinformation efforts. While the climate crisis remains a paramount concern, the insidious effects of misinformation reach …

Philanthropy East Forum set to take place in Sarajevo

Shafi Musaddique 21 September 2023

Sarajevo is set to host to a conference delving into peace, justice and democracy.  The Philanthropy East Forum, formerly Grantmakers East Forum, will explore the current times of uncertainty and increasing unpredictability. Russia’s invasion of …

How philanthropy can tailor digital health solutions for the underserved

Granthika Chatterjee and Arun Jose 11 August 2023

Digital health has emerged as a potential game-changer for enabling accessible, affordable, and quality health care for all. Globally, the digital health landscape is maturing rapidly, with investments in digital health reaching $57.2 billion in …

Global updates

Alliance magazine 6 June 2023 For Subscribers

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2023 issue of Alliance: Arab region Region rallies behind earthquake response UAE Ramadan giving raises $19m for meals Alliance regional representative …

Why better online donor journeys matter

Vicky Reeves 6 June 2023 For Subscribers

In a time of belt-tightening, online giving still seems set to grow The data shows 2022 was a tougher year for charities than 2021. The war in Ukraine, an ensuing cost-of-living crisis, and even the …

Going the last mile of giving

Nkosi Moyo 6 June 2023

Giving money is one thing, getting it to where it needs to go is another. That’s where philanthropy depends on banking infrastructure In much of the world, it feels like payments reach their intended recipient …