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Tech, strategic philanthropy, and giving trends in India: Philanthropists Nandan and Rohini Nilekani

Alliance magazine 14 January 2021

In a new interview series titled The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with fellow philanthropists Nandan and Rohini …


Alliance magazine celebrates 25th anniversary

Alliance magazine 12 January 2021

2021 is the year that Alliance celebrates 25 years of being at the heart of global philanthropy. To kick off our anniversary activities, we’re asking you to vote for your favourite special feature from ten …


Community, access and citizenship: the pandemic and technology

Dr Sarayu Natarajan 28 December 2020

The word access contains a bit of a paradox within – you cannot have access unless you have access! Especially in the context of technology deployed between the state and the citizens, access is impossible …

AVPN launches new podcast “Money Meets Mission”

Alliance magazine 27 December 2020

The Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, the largest social investing community in Asia, has launched a new podcast hosed by its CEO Naina Subberwal Batra that brings in leaders from across the business, philanthropy, and impact …

Philanthropy and Covid-19 survey: We want to hear from you!

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The impact of Covid-19 cannot be overstated; from our daily lives to global health infrastructure, everything has been halted, examined or changed. The effect upon civil society has been immediate, whilst simultaneously highlighting historic discriminations …

European AI Fund launches, opens proposals for €1 million in grants

Elika Roohi 3 October 2020

A group of national, regional and international foundations working in Europe have partnered to launch the European Artificial Intelligence Fund, a philanthropic initiative dedicated to strengthening civil society’s ability to actively shape the role and …

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?

1 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 …