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Fintech is part of Africa’s green transition

Christina Luke 17 May 2022

As Africa prepares for some of the worst effects of climate change, could innovations that merge fintech and climate solutions help the continent accelerate to its sustainable development goals? Time is no one’s friend in …


Business of Philanthropy: Shayma Al Sabah

Alliance magazine 8 May 2022

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Shayma Al Sabah, Founder of Give. …


What could Elon Musk’s Twitter bid mean for philanthropy?

Rhodri Davies 4 May 2022

Elon Musk’s penchant for publicity stunts, deliberately provocative statements and picking fights has made him a magnet for media attention. Things stepped up a notch further recently following the announcement that he is to buy …

If philanthropists want to drive democratic change, they need a new approach to technology

Stefan Germann 16 March 2022

It’s undeniable that technology has transformed our world. It has brought dramatic societal shifts and ways to connect, learn and participate that were once unimaginable. Each sector has uniquely benefited from the rise of technology …

Perpetual NFT royalties could be a useful tool for philanthropy

1 Tom Mizzone 12 March 2022

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have already proven themselves to be a useful tool for organisations to raise funds. These one-of-a-kind, blockchain-based tokens are highly programmable and contain unique data making each one entirely distinct and non-interchangeable …

Alliance digital event: A global conversation on the future of philanthropy

Annmarie McQueen 15 February 2022

What does the future of philanthropy look like? Over 2021, as a part of Alliance magazine’s special 25th-anniversary celebrations, we explored that question through six special digital events across Africa, the Arab region, Asia & …

15 best practices for hosting virtual or hybrid fundraising events

Steve Bernat 5 February 2022

Like many activities, the onset of the pandemic abruptly put an end to in-person fundraising. Now in our new normal, while some in-person events have returned, the majority of nonprofit organizations and other fundraising groups …

What’s ahead? Predictions for philanthropy in 2022 and beyond

1 Rhodri Davies 25 January 2022

It feels, right now, as if the only real certainty is uncertainty. But this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to think about the future. Once we abandon the idea of rigid predictions and focus instead …

Cryptocurrency philanthropy will be big in 2022, say advocates. Not so fast, say experts.

Alliance magazine 19 January 2022

GiveDirectly, which provides cash transfer services to people living in poverty, saw the number of individuals giving in cryptocurrency increase by 60 times between 2020 and 2021, with countries in Africa the biggest beneficiaries of …

Business of Philanthropy: Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen

Alliance magazine 9 January 2022

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen, CEO of the …