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Peer Dialogue: Putting equity in pole position

Regine Webster and Alex Díaz 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Don’t wait for disasters to happen – fund preparedness. And make sure equity is at the heart of what you do, otherwise the direct effects of the disaster will be compounded by inequalities. Above all, …


Building power in communities

Cassie Robinson 27 November 2022

It feels like it’s been quiet in UK funder land in relation to tech. It may just be that I am out of the loop and that there are funding programmes focussed on tech. Or perhaps …


Effectively over: What Does Sam Bankman-Fried’s downfall mean for philanthropy and Effective Altruism?

1 Rhodri Davies 15 November 2022

Last week offered a rare opportunity to watch one of the world’s biggest philanthropists self-combust in real time. The spectacular downfall of crypto-billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried (commonly known as SBF) and his cryptocurrency exchange FTX resulted …

Indy Johar on our extraordinary age

Elika Roohi 1 November 2022 For Subscribers

It is the end of summer, and before students come back to Istanbul’s Kadir Has University, around 100 members of the PEX community gather for the second PEXforum to explore what it means to drive …

How can we build a new future for journalism that belongs to all of us?

Sameer Padania 16 October 2022

In recent years, while policymakers, investors, and, yes, funders have often had warm words to say about the value of independent journalism, when it comes to cold, hard cash or meaningful policies, in a world …

Swiss foundation brings youth empowerment programme to Ecuador, Colombia

Alliance magazine 9 October 2022

Fondation Botnar, a Swiss foundation that focuses on health and well-being of young people, is expanding its programmes in Latin America. The Foundation will bring OurCity, a global initiative that supports cities in transforming into …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 September 2022

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the September 2022 issue of Alliance: Arab Region UNHCR Refugee Zakat Fun tackles SDG goals Economic crisis slows Ramadan giving Wealth concentration rockets …

Philanthropy, it’s time to get involved with digital equity

Chris Worman 15 August 2022

If you are reading this, you’ve crossed the digital divide. One in two people on the planet have not.  You can take advantage of an increasing array of digital products and services. Unconnected families cannot; …

‘Invest in things that are uncertain’: Stefan Germann says shake it up

Elika Roohi 2 August 2022

Switzerland’s Fondation Botnar has a mission familiar to the foundation world: improving the health of youth people. But the foundation’s specific focus is the inclusion of youth voices and the equitable use of artificial intelligence …

AVPN Global Conference 2022

Alliance magazine 5 July 2022

Over six plenaries, 42 breakout sessions, workshops, networking experiences and small group sessions, the AVPN Global Conference 2022 provided a deep-dive into the cross-cutting thematic areas that represent the most pressing challenges in the region, …