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Philanthropy Together launches racial equity programme for giving circles globally

Alliance magazine 14 October 2021

Philanthropy Together — a global initiative to diversify and democratize philanthropy through scaling and strengthening giving circles — has launched a Community of Practice programme focused on racial equity. The organisation hopes that the programme …


Is earned revenue right for your nonprofit?

Belinda Li 9 October 2021

Boston, 1902: Reverend Edgar J. Helms collected unwanted household goods and clothing from across the city, employing impoverished immigrants to repair those items for resale and paying the workers through the sales revenue. Known today …


King Baudouin Foundation launches Myriad, an alliance to facilitate borderless giving

Alliance magazine 2 October 2021

Donors across four different continents can now support charities in nearly 100 countries through Myriad, an alliance created by the King Baudouin Foundation and its affiliates in North America. Myriad aims to ease and encourage …

Reframe mental models to unlock the power of partnerships

Dana Nau François 29 September 2021

Local leaders and institutions have the expertise and inherent capacities to solve their problems and help humanity address the world’s most pressing systemic challenges. However, they need grant and investor capital, accompaniment, trust, time, and …

We need ears to the ground to achieve global change

Karen Keating Ansara 24 September 2021

 ‘It’s important for us all to become aware of how we listen, what we listen to and how this affects what we do.’ – Theo Sowa, Co-Chair, The Equality Fund Philanthropy is inherently shaped – …

Alliance event: 25 years in philanthropy

Elika Roohi 21 September 2021

To celebrate the special milestone of 25 years and 100 issues of Alliance magazine being at the heart of global philanthropy, Alliance hosted an event at the Aga Khan Centre in London last week with …

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 …