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Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy, urgently commit more resources to tackle climate change, and fulfil its unique …


Bending the arc of philanthropy towards justice

Maria Chertok, Caroline Hartnell, Charles Keidan, Elika Roohi and Ingrid Srinath 31 August 2021

Philanthropy has changed a lot, but you don’t see how your own child grows Our field has undergone profound shifts in the last 25 years amounting to a quiet revolution. Put crudely, international philanthropy a …


25 years of philanthropy

Barry Knight 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

From the flourishing of civil society to the fall of philanthrocapitalism and shift to a more trust-based philanthropy, our field has changed considerably in the last 25 years Alliance was born into an age of …

Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …

Specialising in the wholly impossible: Black women leading in philanthropy

Annmarie McQueen 24 August 2021

In the early 1900s in a series of letters back and forth, U.S. educator and activist Nannie Helen Burroughs and social worker Jane Edna Hunter stood in awe of the obstacles they had overcome to fund, either …

Scaling & Equal Voices: A new initiative by H&S Davidson Trust

1 Hugh Davidson 3 August 2021

Having spent 15 years funding in international development, Hugh Davidson is perplexed by why so few successful pilot programs are brought to scale. Part of the answer appears that they are developed from offices in …

A solution for everyday givers: LGBTQ+ giving circles carving paths to progress

Kyson Bunthuwong 31 July 2021

Before I joined Lacuna Giving Circle, there was a gap in my personal philanthropy that I couldn’t ignore. My husband—a high school teacher—and I—a nonprofit fundraiser—contributed to several causes we believed in. Until I joined …

Feminist friendship as method: Experiences of re-organising power in philanthropy

Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O’Malley 30 July 2021

A luta continua. The struggle continues. A popular phrase in social justice movements, and in a time of global pandemic, climate and intersecting political crises, the struggle must continue if we are to survive. We …

An existential crisis or moment of opportunity: philanthropy in the US and Canada

Annmarie McQueen 20 July 2021

Over the past year and a half, the United States has reckoned with the pandemic, a breakdown of race relations, rising wealth inequality, the looming threat of climate change and a disorderly transition of power. …