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Aid spending in Africa must be African-led – it needs a Black Lives Matter reckoning

Dedo Baranshamaje and Katie Bunten-Wamaru 25 January 2021

If we use this pivotal moment to shift funding to grassroots groups we could unlock transformational change. While the US continues to reckon with its long-simmering struggle against racial injustice, it is important to remember …


Bold vision is needed to change a system, so is collaboration and trust

Juliet Cockram 22 January 2021

If there is one word that sums up what we need right now, it is connection. This need has united us through Covid – the lockdowns, isolation, quarantines, and loss. But this pandemic, for all …


What Donors Want – Exploring politics and philanthropy with David Simas, CEO of the Obama Foundation

Rachel Stephenson Sheff 15 January 2021

Podcast listeners – a new episode of What Donors Want is out! We had the honour of speaking with David Simas, CEO of the Obama Foundation. If you haven’t tuned in, What Donors Want is a podcast …

Balancing today with tomorrow

Angela Kail 13 January 2021

When Covid first hit, foundations were generous in putting out more money fast to help charities respond. But as another wave washes over Europe, it’s clear this crisis is nowhere near past us. We are …

Philanthropy must invest in tackling non-communicable diseases

Mukul Bhola 8 January 2021

‘We had to ask a trader going across the border to China to buy insulin. This was animal insulin, it was very hard to get and very expensive,’ shared Sai Sam Noon, a 49-year-old public …

Why fund strategy in the face of crisis?

Hannah Barker and Amy Cuffley 7 January 2021

This year, the charity sector has shown great ability to adapt and ensure it continues to help the most in need through the midst of the crisis. But lots of charities and social enterprises are …

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: finding vision, refining focus, and determining goals

Leslie Pine 5 January 2021

When TPI celebrated its 30th anniversary, we shared 30 lessons learned through our three decades of working with ambitious, thoughtful, and creative donors to increase the impact of their philanthropy. To help guide those looking to achieve deep social impact …

Invest in scaling infrastructure, not just products and organisations

Yanni Peng and Warren Ang 4 January 2021

The dominant approach to scaling and replicating impact has been to scale-up one organisation or model at a time – an effective non-profit or intervention is recognised, and resources are given to that non-profit to …

Guiding Turkey’s Changemakers

Mina Yanci 29 December 2020

On a hot summer day, two teachers in Southeastern Turkey wished for equal opportunities for all their students living in the far, far away villages. Watching those children afar, they hoped for a change… This …

King Baudouin Foundation, Give2Asia promote cross-border philanthropy

Alliance magazine 24 December 2020

The King Baudouin Foundation and Give2Asia, together with their global affiliates, have announced a new partnership to promote and facilitate cross-border charitable giving. The organisations hope that corporate and individual donors will benefit from global …