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Adaptation in the face of war: the experience of the Zagoriy Foundation

Eugenia Mazurenko 3 April 2022

Change can be surprising, discouraging, and immobilising. Especially when it comes unexpectedly and uninvited. Like, for example, a missile attack on your city at five in the morning. Before the war, Zagoriy Foundation aimed to develop …

Are Western sanctions collapsing Russian philanthropy?

3 Anonymous 25 March 2022

Sanctions are blowing holes in the Russian economy. Meant to put pressure on Putin and his closest allies to stop the invasion of Ukraine, the sanctions – deemed ‘economic warfare’ by the West – are …

Time to make strategic philanthropy more human-focused

Charlotte Vangsgaard and Mads Holme 22 March 2022 For Subscribers

A sea change is underway in the world of philanthropy. The shift is driven partly by the cataclysmic effects of a global pandemic that has wiped out decades of developmental gains over the past few …

UK foundations failing at diversity, suggests new research

Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 22 March 2022

An analysis of 100 foundations in the UK found that on average, most foundations have poor practice when it comes to diversity. This finding was published in Foundation Practice Rating, a detailed assessment of foundation …

Alliance digital event: Philanthropy for mental health

Alliance magazine 15 March 2022

Is philanthropy for mental health still in the shadows? Despite increased attention during the pandemic, mental health philanthropy is still lagging behind. Many explanations have been given for this: the difficulty of diagnosis, the stigma …

Business of Philanthropy: Rasha Alturki

Alliance magazine 13 March 2022

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Rasha Alturki, CEO of Alnahda Society. …

An unexpected impact from Russia’s Ukraine offensive? Philanthropy’s football moment

Charles Keidan 4 March 2022

News from the football world spilled over into philanthropy last week when Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich announced that ‘stewardship and care’ of Chelsea Football Club was being handed over to trustees of the football club’s …

How is philanthropy responding to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

1 Alliance magazine 1 March 2022

This article is being updated as more commitments are being publicised. Following Russian troops’ invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, Alliance magazine has been tracking the responses of the philanthropy sector and civil society to …

In Profile: Mental Health Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

Despite its relatively humble position in the pecking order of causes which deserve funding, many organisations around the world, funders as well as practitioners, are engaged with the issue of mental health. The following offers …

Help! How can I hold my foundation accountable?

Veritas 1 March 2022

Dear Veritas, I work for a foundation that, like so many others, made commitments to diversity and racial justice during the summer of 2020. However, I’m finding that not much has changed – both with …