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Alliance webinar: How will the study of philanthropy contribute to social impact?

Alliance magazine 3 July 2020

Alliance magazine and the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, hosted a webinar earlier this week on understanding and improving the global practise of philanthropy. Kindly sponsored by …


A global pandemic, an economic crisis: What can foundations, philanthropists, and funders do?

Julia Unwin 30 June 2020

We always knew that this would be a precarious time. Countless commentators in the last five years have predicted economic volatility, climate chaos, cyber attacks and yes, the risks of a global pandemic. To believe …


Alliance webinar: Social movements philanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 30 June 2020

With physical events still unsafe for the foreseeable future, Alliance hosted a webinar to facilitate an in-depth conversation on social movements philanthropy with the new issue’s three guest editors: Halima Mahomed, Romy Kraemer and Graciela …

How philanthropy can better integrate disability rights in its COVID-19 response

Myroslava Tataryn 17 June 2020

As philanthropy considers its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, integrating a disability rights perspective can help us move toward a more equitable future, rather than return to the same systems that have pushed so many …

How Businesses can support charities during the COVID-19 emergency

Jasmine Awad 11 June 2020

All around the world, both small and large companies are being hardly hit by the COVID-19 crisis, causing employers to change their business strategies and even lay off employees. Whilst trying to protect businesses and …

Learning from the past to create the present

Rachel Wimpee 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Two stories of philanthropy in the 1940s and 1950s show how the effects of funding can reverberate down the years. In writing for our online storytelling platform, RE:source, I use the archival records of foundations …

Entering the funding arena

Halima Mahomed, Graciela Hopstein and Romy Krämer 2 June 2020

Social movements have rarely featured in funders’ theories of change or strategies. This is slowly changing and international interest in movements is rising Friday’s for Future, NiUnaMenos, Lucha, #BlackLivesMatter, the uprisings in Chile and HongKong, …

Peer dialogue: Achieving solidarity needs a brave strategy

1 Halima Mahomed and Theo Sowa 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Guest editor, Halima Mahomed talks to Theo Sowa, CEO of the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) about how funders can support social movements Halima Mahomed: Most institutional philanthropy goes to particular types of institutionalised civic …

The quality of the relationship

Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Philanthropy can be an effective ally for social movements if the two can develop relationships based on trust I was born and raised in The Gambia, which for 22 years was ruled by the world’s …

Building a social movements fund

Alliance magazine 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Ebrima Sall, executive director of TrustAfrica, which was instrumental in setting up the African Social Movements Fund, tells Alliance about the background to the fund and its aims Alliance: How did the fund come about …