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New research: digital fundraising key for navigating pandemic

Alliance magazine 27 February 2021

Charitable organisations worldwide are reporting that digital fundraising capabilities and strategic financial planning are among the most crucial skills they need to remain resilient.The findings appear in the sixth volume in a series of reports, Future-Proofing Nonprofits …

Candid, CSIP launch comprehensive database on philanthropy in India

Alliance magazine 24 February 2021

Candid, in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP), has launched Philanthropy in India, an innovative website that provides the most comprehensive information available on Indian philanthropy. The new database will allow …

Dollars and pads: the business case for investing in menstrual health

Cristina Ljungberg and Wendy Anderson 23 February 2021

We know that menstrual health is a core component of global health, and yet the human-rights based argument is falling short of engaging funders to become involved in this space. Investing in menstrual health is …

Alliance webinar: Future of philanthropy in the Arab region

Amy McGoldrick 23 February 2021

As part of Alliance magazine’s anniversary celebrations this year, celebrating Alliance’s 25 years at the heart of global philanthropy, we have launched a series of events on what the future of philanthropy holds in different …

A call to philanthropy: let’s help build societies that are tech-enabled, not tech-led

3 Benjamin Bellegy 15 February 2021

In the Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of The Typographic Man, we learn that the printing press revolutionised the world by making possible the rise of individualism, Protestantism and modern capitalism. The author, Marshall McLuhan, concludes …

Why Disaster Tech in Asia holds great potential, and how to scale the field

Natasha Rynjah 3 February 2021

A person who lives in the Asia Pacific region is five times more likely to suffer from disasters than anywhere else in the world. Indeed, the ruin from disaster events is catastrophic: over 500,000 lives …

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 …