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Ford Foundation’s plan to issue debt intriguing for its novelty, though not ready to be replicated globally

Alliance magazine 11 August 2020 For Subscribers

The Ford Foundation, together with several other large American foundations, announced recently a plan to issue debt to increase grantmaking – an unusual choice in the foundation world. Some have called the move groundbreaking, saying …


Getting the board on board: Investments and mission

Gail Cunningham 11 August 2020

It would sound odd to say that a majority of a foundation’s activities are not in pursuit of mission. However focusing staff and trustees’ time on grant-making can lead foundations to overlook the impact of …


If data is 21st century oil, could foundations be the right owners?

Felix Oldenburg 10 August 2020

What are the best investments for a foundation? This important question is one many foundation professionals are revisiting in light of low interest rates, high market volatility, and fears of deep economic trouble ahead. While …

Achates Philanthropy Prize reimagined for pandemic cirumstances

Alliance magazine 8 August 2020

The Achates Philanthropy Prize, a UK campaign to promote support of the arts, has been reimagined this year in light of the impact of COVID-19 on the creative sector. Unlike in previous years, this year …

Tanzania’s Foundation for Civil Society at forefront of country’s COVID-19 response

1 Alliance magazine 7 August 2020

In Tanzania, the Foundation for Civil Society has been leading the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways, including reallocating funds, spearheading further fundraising, and organising campaigns to provide protective equipment to healthcare …

Hewlett Foundation pledges almost $170 million to racial justice funding

Alliance magazine 3 August 2020

The Hewlett Foundation has announced $168 million in funding for racial justice initiatives, including $18 million in funds this year, as well as a new 10-year $150-million racial justice initiative. In addition to the newly …

2020 Forum Virtual Conference

Alliance magazine 28 July 2020

United Philanthropy Forum’s Virtual Conference brought together people from philanthropy associations and networks—philanthropy-serving organisations (PSOs) that play a key role in advancing, informing and supporting the field. This year organisations throughout the network highlighted their …

Taking action on anti-Black racism: A call for philanthropy

Alice Y. Hom 28 July 2020

These days it’s rare to leave a zoom webinar with wanting more but that’s the feeling I had with the 2o2o Forum Virtual Conference session, Taking Action on Anti-Black Racism: A Call for Philanthropy. The conversation …

Collaborative philanthropy: Is now the time?

Éilis Murray 16 July 2020

In a world of increasing uncertainty collaboration is more and more essential. Exploring the theme presents opportunity to understand both the potential and challenges for effective collaboration on philanthropy initiatives. From straightforward information sharing to …

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 …