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What could your grantees do with a full-time person for 6 months?

Chris Man 17 August 2018

In calls for proposals from donors it is not uncommon to see application forms ask questions like; ‘Describe how you are collaborating with other NGOs’; or ‘Tell us what you are doing to ensure you …


How philanthropy can support the growth of data for social good

2 Kendra Schreiner and Jordan Junge 15 August 2018

We often hear about the potential (and actual) perils of big data and emerging technologies – large privacy breaches, public opinion manipulation, and algorithmic bias – but there are also many positive ways it can …


New report shares insights on global giving by U.S Foundations

Alliance magazine 14 August 2018

A new report released today by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations increased by 29 per cent from 2011 to 2015, but over half of global giving …

What surprised us (and what didn’t) about U.S. Foundations’ Global Giving

Natalie Ross, Lauren Bradford and Inga Ingulfsen 14 August 2018

Today the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center launched, The State of Global Giving by US Foundations: 2011-2015, featuring a detailed overview of giving trends by issue area, geographic region, population groups and donor strategy, …

Creating pathways for philanthropy in the SDGs: Perspectives from Ghana

Isaac Ofosu Debrah 13 August 2018

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an unrivalled opportunity to deliver high quality development results and philanthropy is already playing a crucial role in making this happen, especially through piloting innovations, scaling such innovation to …

World’s first Development Impact Bond to improve quality education in India surpasses targets

Alliance magazine 12 August 2018

The world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) to support the enrolment out-of-school girls and improve quality education in remote, rural and marginalised communities in India exceeded ambitious targets. The DIB achieved 116 per cent of …

Is money evil? A social integration story without money

Rana Kotan 11 August 2018

In Turkish philanthropy, a few foundations (among more than five thousand) managed to go beyond charity by channeling their philanthropic funds to tackle many of the most difficult social problems. The Sabanci Foundation, for more …

How we grew a field: The Rothschild Foundation and the development of Jewish Studies in Europe

Robin Nobel 7 August 2018 For Subscribers

As philanthropy professionals, we have long grown accustomed to ‘measuring our impact.’ Equally, though, we have come to be haunted by impact’s dark shadow side: attribution. How can foundation staff ever be certain that their …

UKIP to join forces with Steve Bannon’s Foundation for far right

Alliance magazine 6 August 2018

UKIP has pledged to join forces with Steve Bannon’s new Foundation to boost the European far right movement. Steve Bannon, the former Chief Adviser to President Trump, announced plans to launch a foundation for the …

Ise Bosch releases new book: Transformative Philanthropy – Giving with Trust

Alliance magazine 4 August 2018

Together with co-authors Justus Eisfeld and Claudia Bollwinkel, Ise Bosch’s new book reflects on ten years of holistic grant making and impact investments, while also providing an in-depth look at her own method of transformative …