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Artificial Intelligence and intelligence of the heart: Opportunities and risks in a post-COVID world

Joost Mönks and Charles Sellen 9 June 2020

Read this article in French or Mandarin. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already all around us, yet this technological revolution has been largely neglected by the philanthropy sector so far. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic has …

Intelligence artificielle et intelligence du cœur: Opportunités et risques pour la philanthropie

Joost Mönks and Charles Sellen 9 June 2020

Tandis que la pandémie de Covid-19 a confiné de larges populations, le développement de l’intelligence artificielle (IA) s’est accéléré. De fait, cette révolution technologique est déjà installée dans nos vies. Mais jusqu’à présent, elle a …

‘FOCUS: Philanthropy’ photo contest open for submissions

Alliance magazine 5 May 2020

A Europe-wide photography contest to capture the visual stories of the people behind philanthropy and how they work for a better Europe has just been launched by DAFNE. FOCUS: Philanthropy is open for submissions of …

Fit for the future: Can we emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis?

WINGS 28 April 2020

Civil society was not ready for COVID-19. In this, the first of a series of articles aiming to assess changes needed to ensure a stronger supporting environment for civil society, Benjamin Bellegy (WINGS), Chris Worman …

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion to fight COVID-19

Alliance magazine 9 April 2020

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has said he will donate $1 billion towards efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. This monetary pledge represents more than a quarter of his own wealth, and almost a quarter of …

How foundations can support civil society to anticipate and shape technology

Cassie Robinson 9 February 2020

In the first blog post of this series, I shared a film we made to engage UK foundations and philanthropists in the conversation about how civil society can be better equipped to anticipate and shape …

A new social contract between civil society and big tech: The UK foundation perspective

Cassie Robinson 7 February 2020

At the end of last year 30 UK foundations met to discuss their role in forging a new social contract between civil society and big tech, prompted by the film I shared in my previous …

What is the role of foundations and philanthropy in forging a new social contract between civil society and big tech?

Cassie Robinson 5 February 2020

There are so many ways that technology is changing our society, and really if we’re thinking about the future, I believe we’re faced with 4 huge and urgent challenges — the climate emergency, growing inequality, …

Alliance magazine is recruiting a digital editor

Alliance magazine 14 January 2020

Alliance magazine is looking for a trained editor with experience of online editing, strong digital skills and an interest in philanthropy. As digital editor, you will be the primary lead for all online coverage of …

Civil spaces and democratic vitality is a knowledge issue

Floriant Covelli 28 December 2019

I’m very much concerned with developing a better knowledge of the not for profit sector’s contribution to democracy. Having heard about the European Foundation Centre Grantmakers East Forum’s (GEF) dynamism and authority on those topics, I …