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Shifting the power: when it comes to women’s rights it’s not (just) what you fund, it’s how and who you fund

Rebecca Hanshaw and Claire Hickson 12 June 2019

Against a backdrop of growing global threats to women’s rights, we are also witnessing a profound moment for progress. Women and girls are rising up, leading movements, and creating transformational change in their communities and …


Founders commit further $16 million to Freedom Fund

Alliance magazine 7 June 2019

The Freedom Fund announced the Fund’s three founders – Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free initiative, Legatum Foundation and Humanity United – have recommitted a total of $16.2 million to the Freedom Fund’s anti-slavery work. Walk Free, …


Philanthropy in France is rapidly evolving according to national survey

Alliance magazine 21 May 2019

Philanthropy in France is a rapidly expanding sector according to a national survey on French foundations with more than one-third of the country’s 2,500 foundations currently in existence created after 2010. The findings are from …

Death of Saudi philanthropist and non-profit sector champion

Alliance magazine 30 April 2019

Princess Banderi bint Abdulrahman AlFaisal, CEO of King Khalid Foundation (KKF) and a pioneer of Saudi philanthropy, died in March. Perhaps most notable among her achievements, she steered KKF through the ‘No More Abuse’ campaign, …

New guide champions donor advised funds as an attractive alternative to charitable foundations

Alliance magazine 20 April 2019

Big Society Capital has released new guidance on Donor Advised Funds (DAF), which offer attractive alternatives to charitable foundations: Maximising Your Philanthropy: A guide to Social Impact Investment and Donor Advised Funds. The guide has …

Turning thoughts and prayers into action: religious pluralism in the era of hate

1 Shaheen Kassim-Lakha 9 April 2019

A recent New York Times headline following the March 15 mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, poses the question, ‘As Details Emerge on Gunman, New Zealand Asks What It Could Have Done …

Impetus chosen to deliver £200 million Youth Endowment Fund to tackle violence

Alliance magazine 3 April 2019

Impetus has been chosen by the Home Office to help deliver a £200 million Youth Endowment Fund which will support programmes and community partnerships working with children at risk of being drawn into crime and …

Measuring our values: How a data strategy can help us achieve our bold goal

Jen Lewis-Walden 31 March 2019

Many years ago, I worked with the Friends of Nature Foundation in seven rural communities just outside the Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in eastern Bolivia. I helped support projects to develop a Natural Resources …

New Lloyds Bank Foundation report offers capacity building insights

Alliance magazine 28 March 2019

A new report launched today by Lloyds Bank Foundation sets out five key things that they have learned about how best to provide capacity building support, following five years of delivering and evaluating their own …

The Philanthropy Framework: A new tool for sparking effective social change

Alliance magazine 27 March 2019

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) recently published a new report called The Philanthropy Framework to give philanthropic organisations the structure they need to maximise their impact. The report combines input from over 50 foundations to identify …