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Flexible funding is the right way forward – but we still need to measure impact

Sarah Denselow and Seth Reynolds 20 September 2021

One of the healthiest shifts we’ve seen from this pandemic has been the rise of more flexible trust-based forms of grant-making. But this shift carries risks. How do we know if the money is making a difference? Having …


Corporations as new philanthropists

Sémia Bey and Henry Peter 13 September 2021

Philanthropy is evolving, with corporations playing a growing role among the more traditional players in the sector. Can it be said that they are new philanthropists? Why and what does that mean? As new actors …


Impact philanthropy: building blocks of impact for maximising the ROI of your philanthropy

Sue Norton 5 September 2021

As Covid-19 and its variants continue to spread despite progress with vaccines, what felt like a brief period of optimism in some countries has given way to renewed uncertainty. Thankfully, many corporations and foundations in …

Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy, urgently commit more resources to tackle climate change, and fulfil its unique …

Trust-based philanthropy

Ise Bosch and Michael Alberg-Seberich 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Trust should be at the heart of relationships but what happens when one party to those relationships has more power than the other? People on the receiving end of power often don’t have a choice …

Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …

Where will the focus fall?

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Philanthropists and practitioners, some of whom were starting out at the same time as Alliance was commencing its own 25-year journey, tell Andrew Milner where they are hoping the philanthropic spotlight will shine during the …

How to help Afghans? Suggestions for impactful and respectful giving

Farahnaz Karim 30 August 2021

The security and political crisis in Afghanistan has touched many around the world who are ready to help, host and welcome Afghan refugees as the Taliban carefully calibrate and repackage their religious brand, using a …

It’s time to change the future of funding for youth action

Vanessa Stevens, Elisa Novoa, Freya Seath and Sonya Friel 26 August 2021

This year’s International Youth Day provided an opportunity to recognize how young people have endured the pandemic and to celebrate their actions for community recovery and resilience. It was also a call to the global community …

Decolonising aid is not supposed to be easy

2 Moky Makura 23 August 2021

Are funders really prepared to put in the work to shift the balance of power when it comes to their giving on the continent? I am not totally convinced. Over the years, people have reached …