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This is how philanthropic institutions and social movements can work together effectively

Huub Schreurs 14 July 2020

After reading the latest issue of Alliance magazine, I note a lot of concern on both sides to achieve effective forms of cooperation, mainly due to stereotyped perceptions and prejudices. It is time to overcome …


Alliance webinar: How will the study of philanthropy contribute to social impact?

Alliance magazine 3 July 2020

Alliance magazine and the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, together hosted a webinar on understanding and improving the global practise of philanthropy. Kindly sponsored by the CSP, …


Rockefeller Brothers Fund announces $48 million increase in grantmaking budget

Alliance magazine 3 July 2020

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has announced that it will increase its grantmaking budget by $48 million over five years, including $10 million for a new programme focusing on racial justice. The other funds will go …

A global pandemic, an economic crisis: What can foundations, philanthropists, and funders do?

Julia Unwin 30 June 2020

We always knew that this would be a precarious time. Countless commentators in the last five years have predicted economic volatility, climate chaos, cyber attacks and yes, the risks of a global pandemic. To believe …

Alliance webinar: Social movements philanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 30 June 2020

With physical events still unsafe for the foreseeable future, Alliance hosted a webinar to facilitate an in-depth conversation on social movements philanthropy with the new issue’s three guest editors: Halima Mahomed, Romy Kraemer and Graciela …

Access to Justice Foundation appoints Laurence Harris new Chair of Trustees

Alliance magazine 13 June 2020

The Access to Justice Foundation has announced the appointment of Laurence Harris as Chairman of its Board of Trustees. He will take over from out-going Chair, Lord Goldsmith QC, who will step down at the …

Ford, other foundations issue more than $1 billion in debt to increase grantmaking now

Alliance magazine 12 June 2020

The Ford Foundation announced yesterday a plan that would involve issuing more than $1 billion in debt so it would be able to give substantially more right now. Four other large and established foundations – …

EVPA appoints Roberta Bosurgi as new CEO

Alliance magazine 10 June 2020

The European Venture Philanthropy Association has appointed Roberta Bosurgi as new CEO. Bosurgi, currently a senior executive at Novartis, will take over in September from outgoing CEO Steven Serneels, who has been in the role …

Thomson Reuters Foundation sharpens focus on media freedom, inclusive economies, human rights

Alliance magazine 9 June 2020

The London-based Thomson Reuters Foundation is sharpening its focus on strengthening media freedom, inclusive economies, and human rights as a part of its new strategy, said CEO Antonio Zappulla in an interview with Alliance magazine. …

Learning from the past to create the present

Rachel Wimpee 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Two stories of philanthropy in the 1940s and 1950s show how the effects of funding can reverberate down the years. In writing for our online storytelling platform, RE:source, I use the archival records of foundations …