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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 …

Virtual Summit on Impact: leadership styles matter for grantmakers and grantees

Hal Plotkin 21 December 2020

How can grantmakers be sure the programs they fund have the maximum possible impact? For grantmakers, the most critical factors are agile, flexible, learning-oriented leadership. Grantees, on the other hand, say they can be most …

$4 billion in four months: MacKenzie Scott’s unprecedented pace of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 17 December 2020

MacKenzie Scott is giving away her fortune at a pace not often seen in the philanthropy world. She has donated more than $4 billion in four months, after announcing $1.7 billion in gifts in July. …

Alliance webinar: Global health philanthropy – is it too much, or not enough?

Amy McGoldrick 15 December 2020

At $46 billion each year, philanthropy spends more on health-related issues than anything else. It’s one quarter of all grantmaking, and philanthropy has provided critical funding for vaccines, medical equipment, social welfare and global health …

Taking to the streets: How will social movements change human rights advocacy?

Regan Ralph 10 December 2020

This year, the power of people has been on display in streets and squares around the world – from Minsk and Lagos to Minneapolis and Bangkok. Frustrated and fed-up, hundreds of thousands of people have …