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Changing the humanitarian mindset: From helping people in need, to protecting people at risk

Matthew Stickland 8 January 2023

Humanitarian funding needs fundamental reform. The increasing number and intensity of disasters requiring humanitarian assistance, combined with the financial conditions facing national governments, will result in a greater demand for philanthropic intervention that the traditional …

Business of Philanthropy: HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah

Alliance magazine 7 January 2023

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 HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah, Deputy King …

Central America funders launch $1.5m initiative to strengthen civil society for post-pandemic educational recovery

1 Alliance magazine 1 January 2023

Seven philanthropic organizations have joined forces to promote the recovery of education systems in Guatemala and Honduras. Almost three years into the Covid-19 pandemic, the slow return to full-time in-person classes has left millions of …

Cost-of-living crisis: How one foundation is responding

Sonal Sachdev Patel 28 December 2022

‘We seem to be going from one crisis to another.’ When I first read this line – written to me in an email by the CEO of a frontline charity we support – it stuck …

Foundation funding practices: Triggering change from within

Karsten Timmer 23 December 2022

Criticism of inflexible and unfair funding practices of foundations is not limited to the US and the UK. On the contrary: Just recently, a call organized by the Berlin-based consulting firm Phineo gave room for …

$161m for local initiatives in Africa, Asia, Latin America from Co-Impact

Alliance magazine 21 December 2022

Philanthropic collaborative Co-Impact has announced $161 million in grants for 34 initiatives across Africa, Asia, and Latin America to help make systems more just and inclusive while advancing gender equality and women’s leadership. The grants …

Learning to scale, scaling to learn

Hannah Barker 19 December 2022

For many of you, this will feel like an all-too-familiar situation – one that you’ll have either grappled with yourself or worked through with your partners. At Spring Impact, we support charities across the globe …

MacKenzie Scott has given away $14 billion so far, according to her new database

Alliance magazine 18 December 2022

MacKenzie Scott is making her giving transparent through a newly launched website that details the gifts and grantees that have benefitted from her philanthropy. Yield Giving, a new sortable database, shows that Scott has given …

Black Giving Matters: A conversation on African Diaspora Giving

Zibran Choudhury 16 December 2022

What is Diaspora giving? Does it mean different things to different people? What does Black giving mean? What are the forms of Black giving? Athena Advisors hosted co-hosted event with CivSource-Africa to explore these pressing …

2022: A Year in Philanthropy

1 Amy McGoldrick 13 December 2022

At the end of a long and tumultuous year, Alliance hosted an event at the Aga Khan Centre in London. Looking at the key trends and topics of 2022, we began with a livestreamed panel …