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Interview: Indonesia’s YCAB Foundation on impact and the future of Asian giving

Andrew Milner 18 August 2022

The YCAB Foundation has been a critical part of the philanthropy and social investment landscape in Indonesia for the last two decades. At the recent AVPN Conference in Bali, Alliance spoke to Veronica Colondam, YCAB’s …


From rhetoric to reality: practicing partnership in philanthropy

Anna Hirsch-Holland 16 August 2022 For Subscribers

The rhetoric on the need for partnership to increase our impact is deafening, but what does it mean in practice? Philanthropists are increasingly recognising that they can only achieve innovation and impact by supporting and …


Norwegian Refugee Council wins $2.5m Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Alliance magazine 14 August 2022

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded its $2.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize to the Norwegian Refugee Council, an organisation working in more than 35 countries to support people forced to flee their homes. The …

Learning from young activists 

Sunga Kufeyani 12 August 2022

For International Youth Day, Global Fund for Children’s Learning and Influencing Fellow Sunga Kufeyani shares advice for funders on engaging adolescents and empowering them to advocate for their communities. Adolescents throughout the world fight for …

Decolonising ourselves to decolonise philanthropy

Cristal Campillay Alarcón and Paula Riedemann Fuentes 9 August 2022 For Subscribers

On situated knowledge, locus of enunciation, and other migrations – the story of Spain’s Calala Fondo de Mujeres We are a group of diverse women who understand ourselves as a mixed foundation. We are natives …

Cambridge study: Strategic philanthropy doing well in Saudi Arabia

Alliance magazine 4 August 2022

Giving in Saudi Arabia has been highlighted as a noteworthy example of strategic philanthropy by a new report from the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. ‘Systems Change in …

‘Invest in things that are uncertain’: Stefan Germann says shake it up

Elika Roohi 2 August 2022 For Subscribers

Switzerland’s Fondation Botnar has a mission familiar to the foundation world: improving the health of youth people. But the foundation’s specific focus is the inclusion of youth voices and the equitable use of artificial intelligence …

Prince Charles accepted £1m from bin Laden’s brothers, funnels it into his philanthropies

Alliance magazine 1 August 2022

The heir to the British throne accepted £1 million from the family of Osama bin Laden which was then deposited into the accounts of the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation (PWCF), the Sunday Times has …

Gathering momentum for philanthropy to engage in public-private partnerships

Max von Abendroth 24 July 2022

If I have learned one thing over my past five years working in philanthropy, then it is that partnerships are key to address the challenges of our time in an impactful way. No single organisation …

The case for philanthropy to step up with an intersectional approach

1 Deepa Pawar and Ami Misra 22 July 2022

Even in an unprecedented crisis that touches everyone in some way, the most vulnerable communities and individuals are always exposed to harsher realities – something the experience of the Covid-19 pandemic showed. While delivering services …