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$1.5m pooled fund launches in Asia to improve healthcare systems

Alliance magazine 10 May 2021

A new pooled fund in Asia, coordinated by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, will support strengthening healthcare systems in Southeast Asia. The AVPN Philanthropic Pooled Fund is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, …


30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: Reflection, assessment, and sharing

Leslie Pine 9 May 2021

When pursuing deep social impact, an important part of the journey is creating space to reflect on what you have done, where you are currently, and where you would like to go. The reflection process …


Help! How can I get core funding for my start-up nonprofit?

Regi 6 May 2021

Dear Regi, I am a Trustee of a nonprofit in East Africa, which began with generous support from foundations and benefactors. That core funding enabled the creation of a service which many other not-for-profits, international …

Charity for charity’s sake: the role of philanthropy in an uncertain world

Cristiana Falcone Sorrell 5 May 2021

The sole constant of the past year has been uncertainty, impacting the plans and priorities of people, businesses, and charities worldwide. For those of us in philanthropy, it has been a time not just to …

Practical tips for funder collaboration in new toolkit

Jim Cooke and Cassie Robinson 29 April 2021

It doesn’t take long online to find content about collaboration – what makes a good collaboration, stories from the frontlines of collaboration, and so forth. It’s much harder to find content that practically guides you …

Re-imagining feminist philanthropy in Poland

Bethan Cansfield and Chiara de Luca 28 April 2021

Feminist movements face growing hostility in Poland due to political unrest and shrinking civic space driven by the rise of ultra-right authoritarianism. Peaceful protests and solidarity demonstrations for LGBTI and women’s rights have recently been …

Are foundations willing to give up power?

Alliance magazine 27 April 2021 For Subscribers

‘In our society money brings power, and the power of philanthropy is just another aspect of that,’ reads the editorial to Alliance magazine’s September 2013 issue, ‘Philanthropy and Power’. Has anything changed since this issue …

Will the pandemic usher in a new era of corporate philanthropy?

Iain Rawlinson and Ben Morton Wright 19 April 2021

Seven in ten US corporate funders surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation of America had increased their charitable contributions in 2020. We have also seen revolutionary approaches to giving from major foundations who are issuing …

Impactful giving demands engaged families

Etienne Eichenberger and Peter Vogel 17 April 2021

How engaged is your family with your foundation? Are they passionate about giving or do they see it as something distant or inherited, like antique furniture? Let’s take it a step further. How aligned is …

Interview: Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving

Elika Roohi 13 April 2021 For Subscribers

GlobalGiving is an organisation that focuses on a bottom-up approach to aid and supporting grassroots charitable projects. We wanted to understand how the crises of the last year – health, justice, political, environmental – changed …