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A role for philanthropy in governance and debate

Richard Dion 17 October 2020

This year’s presidential election season is showcasing the culture of debate that has taken hold of the United States. Yet governance doesn’t just require good debaters, it also requires the soft skills of compromise, dialogue …


WINGS, TechSoup to support Invest in People campaign

Alliance magazine 16 October 2020

The Invest in People campaign will launch on GivingTuesday, 1 December 2020, with support from WINGS and TechSoup. The campaign, which will highlight the struggles of the nonprofit sector during the pandemic, will run through …


Kellogg Foundation announces $90 million Racial Equity 2030 initiative amid year for record-breaking racial justice funding

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced Racial Equity 2030, a $90 million initiative calling for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families, and communities around the world. ‘Racial Equity 2030 is an …

Growing local giving in emerging economies: Uganda and Tanzania

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde 12 October 2020

Communities rally around local responses to COVID-19 as economic futures are uncertain. CAF is exploring charitable giving in Uganda and Tanzania with the release of two ground-breaking reports, the latest in a series conducted in …

False binaries: A cautionary tale

Djurdja Trajkovic and Galina Maksimovic 5 October 2020

This is the fourth article in a global series about philanthropic responses to COVID-19 and its effects, hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange. In an effort to recentre marginal voices and expertise, we have been inviting …

What is preventing the development of giving in Ukraine and what can we do about it

Eugenia Mazurenko 27 September 2020

What’s deterring the development of giving in Ukraine? Whose fault is it? Well, there are a few factors, which deter giving in Ukraine, namely, indifference, lack of funds, public distrust in charitable organisations, lack of …

No, philanthropy sector, we cannot be neutral

2 Emily Collins-Ellis 25 September 2020

One October morning in 2019, back when international travel and gathering in groups was allowed, I watched as Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving, cut through what had become an enthusiastic and complex debate on the …

Chuck Feeney spends down $8 billion fortune, closes Atlantic Philanthropies

Alliance magazine 16 September 2020

Charles ‘Chuck’ Feeney, the American cofounder of airport retailer Duty Free Shoppers, has officially given all of his money away to charity, and with it dissolved his foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies. During his career, Feeney …

Lessons learned from delivering $100 million in support to local leaders

Regan Ralph 16 September 2020

In 2002, a small group of dedicated activists and funders set out to do something different in human rights philanthropy. Dismayed by the dominant top-down approach to social justice, we launched the Fund for Global …

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan donate $300 million to voting efforts

Alliance magazine 5 September 2020

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have announced a $300 million donation to protect America elections. It is one of the billionaire couple’s largest-ever single gifts, meant to bolster democracy during the uncertain circumstances of …