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Why philanthropists should steer clear of Oxford University

Charles Keidan 28 February 2024 For Subscribers

A court has ruled that Oxford University put staff on sham contracts; so why should philanthropists donate to the university until it gets its house in order? It was once observed that our world’s leading universities – …


Localising philanthropy – what does it entail?

Arun Kumar and Ritesh Datta 26 February 2024

Localisation, shifting power and decolonisation are among the most talked about phrases in social development spaces today. If pursued earnestly, they have the potential to positively alter the impact of social development efforts globally. It …


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Impact investment in 2024: A world where no one is left behind?

Roberta Borsurgi 23 February 2024

The year 2023 saw a big drop in venture capital flowing into impact start-ups. More resources are needed to address growing and severe social and environmental challenges, says Roberta Bosurgi, CEO of Impact Europe. Here, …

Transforming financing for peace: can philanthropy rise to the challenge?

Kristina Preiksaityte 23 February 2024

Peacebuilding is in crisis. This year begun with wars burning in Gaza, Sudan, and Ukraine – not to mention less-covered but still deadly conflicts from Myanmar to Haiti. Worldwide, diplomatic efforts to end violence are …

African Venture Philanthropy Alliance launches programme for climate innovators

Shafi Musaddique 21 February 2024

The African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) has launched a new funding programme that hopes to engage funders with ‘climate adaptation innovators’ in a bid to address the critical $100 billion shortfall in funding and enhance …

Western sanctions pushes Russian philanthropy closer into Kremlin arms

Shafi Musaddique 20 February 2024 For Subscribers

Two years on since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin’s grip has tightened across society. The recent death of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, held in an Arctic prison camp, is a …

Patience: The Missing Piece of Your Fundraising Strategy

Carlos Miranda 20 February 2024

The frequency of disasters – from floods, to earthquakes, hurricanes and war – is borderline desensitizing. There’s one thing, however, that never fails to fill me with hope: no matter where tragedy strikes, people and …

Wellcome Trust launches fund for underrepresented researchers

Shafi Musaddique 16 February 2024

The world’s second largest foundation has launched a fund for underrepresented British researchers at the tune of £20 million.   Awards aim to bring in more researchers from Bangladeshi, Pakistani and black British backgrounds.  The …

Funding challenges in the movement to end statelessness

Samantha Sitterley, Martine Kalaw and Karina Ambartsoumian-Clough 12 February 2024

Statelessness is a global issue for between four and ten million people worldwide. Global conflicts and other issues deny stateless people citizenship in any country. That’s despite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which includes …

Asia Philanthropy Congress 2023

Alliance magazine 9 February 2024

The second Asia Philanthropy Congress in Tokyo explored the current state of diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) in Asia, the benefits of advancing DEI, and the role of the philanthropic sector in this process. The …