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

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 …

The Baring Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary

Alliance magazine 25 March 2019

Fifty years ago today, the Baring Foundation was established as an independent foundation built to advocate for human rights and inclusion. In total, the Foundation has given over £120 million in grants since its birth …

The Sackler Trust suspend any new UK donations

Alliance magazine 25 March 2019

The Sackler Trust has suspended new charitable donations in the UK after allegations linking the Sackler family to the opioid crisis in the US. The trust is a major funder of arts and education and …

The ‘hidden gem’ of philanthropy

Wendy Williams 24 March 2019

Sub-funds are being hailed as ‘Australia’s best-kept secret’, in light of a new snapshot providing the first data on sub-funds in Australia. Until now, there has been no data available about the size of the …

Centre for Social Impact releases first-ever survey results on sub-funds in Australia

Alliance magazine 24 March 2019

Krystian Seibert of the Centre for Social Impact at the Swinburne University of Technology conducted a survey to quantify sub-funds in Australia. Before this data, the size of Australia’s sub-fund sector was unknown. Findings from …

Blue Shield of California Foundation name Carolyn Wang Kong as new Chief Program Director

Alliance magazine 23 March 2019

Blue Shield of California Foundation have announced Carolyn Wang Kong has been promoted to the position of chief program director to oversee the overall strategy, design, and management of the Foundation’s programs as well as …