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ISTR 2022 in-person conference: Better late than never!

Jacqueline Wood 17 July 2022

Here we are at the ISTR 15th International Conference at Concordia University in Montreal. With the Covid-19 pandemic having scuppered the original plan for this conference to take place in 2020, I am delighted to …

Philanthropy is ripe for change: I explore how on Philanthropisms podcast

Charles Keidan 12 July 2022

There is no typical career journey in philanthropy. Routes into and out of leadership roles are many and varied. I was reminded of that when I spoke recently to Rhodri Davies’s Philanthropisms podcast about my …

The cost of living crisis demands a Covid-style response

Naomi Chapman 11 July 2022

Life is getting more expensive for everyone. In Britain, the official inflation rate is 9.1 per cent. America is not far behind at 8.6 per cent. Across the EU it’s averaging 8.8 per cent. But …

AVPN Global Conference 2022

Alliance magazine 5 July 2022

Over six plenaries, 42 breakout sessions, workshops, networking experiences and small group sessions, the AVPN Global Conference 2022 provided a deep-dive into the cross-cutting thematic areas that represent the most pressing challenges in the region, …

What will it take to shift power in philanthropy?

Fozia Irfan 5 July 2022

To mark their 20th birthday, NPC has been talking to leading figures and people doing things differently to ask: Where next for social impact? In this essay, originally published by NPC, Fozia Irfan asks: What …

What’s really needed of us all now: New frontiers in funding, philanthropy, and investment

Cassie Robinson 3 July 2022

In July, a new conference in London will bring together innovators across the philanthropic and investment worlds, to learn from one another and make new connections. The event will explore approaches in investment and philanthropy …

Pride & prejudice: Is philanthropy failing the global LGBTQI+ community?

Allan McKinnon 30 June 2022

As Pride month draws to a close, one could be forgiven for thinking there was a plethora of philanthropic support for pro-LGBTQI+ organisations. The truth is sadly far different. Pro-LGBTQI+ organisations receive just 0.35 per …

New report assesses barriers and opportunities for cross-border giving in Asia

Alliance magazine 28 June 2022

Give2Asia has published the results of an extensive study on Unlocking Cross-border Philanthropy in Asia. The report provides a detailed analysis of the barriers to—and opportunities for—cross-border giving within Asia. Its findings are based on in-depth …

New impact platform to tackle urgent youth issues in Asia

1 Alliance magazine 21 June 2022

AVPN, with founding support from the Citi Foundation, have launched the ‘Youth Opportunities Platform’ today at the AVPN Global Conference. The platform aggregates capital and matches these resources to opportunities and initiatives that empower youth.  …

New $1 million fund to close the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education across Asia

Alliance magazine 18 June 2022

A new STEM Fund has been launched, by the Micron Foundation and the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) which will fund innovative solutions that are increasing gender diversity and equity in schools in India, Singapore, …