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Knight Foundation invests $6 million in research on the future of US technology policy

Alliance magazine 2 August 2019

Three nonprofit policy institutes will expand their research into the future of US technology policy, including potential approaches for regulating the tech sector, with $6 million in support from the John S. and James L. …


Global Fund for Women joins global grantmaking collective for gender equality

Alliance magazine 27 July 2019

Global Fund for Women has joined the With and For Girls Collective – the global awards initiative that finds and funds locally-led and girl-centred organisations working with and for girls – as the 11th member …


Human rights funding increases by a third to total $2.8 billion

Alliance magazine 19 July 2019

Foundation funding for human rights totalled £2.8 billion in 2016 according to a new report from Human Rights Funders Network and Candid – an increase of 34 per cent from the previous year. The latest …

Healing is the work

Dennis van Wanrooij 18 July 2019

Religious conservatism, closing spaces for civil society, the global gag rule and pushbacks against ‘gender ideology’. These are some – but certainly not all – of the barriers experienced by LGBTI people and sex workers …

Is philanthropic collaboration worth it? New research reveals what leads to success or to failure

Leonardo Lacerda 17 July 2019

There is a trend towards greater collaboration among philanthropic organisations. More foundations are pooling resources and working together to achieve impact at the scale of the problems we tackle: from climate change to poverty. But …

Informal giving in India barely benefitting formal social sector, study finds

Alliance magazine 9 July 2019

Indians gave $5.1 billion to charity in 2017 according to a report just published by Indian non-profit research organisation, Sattva. Only six per cent of this sum, according to Everyday Giving in India, went to …

First year results of World’s largest education Development Impact Bond released

Alliance magazine 8 July 2019

The coalition behind the world’s largest education development impact bond (DIB), reveals that year one education projects funded by the DIB in India, have helped to increase the overall number of children achieving basic education …

Reflections on legal barriers to cross-border philanthropy in Europe

Lloyd Mayer 4 July 2019

This week I was fortunate to be able to discuss the legal barriers to cross-border philanthropy in Europe with many of the academics and practitioners who are most experienced in dealing with this issue. I …

Youth movements and funders need to learn to understand each other better

Gioel Gioacchino 1 July 2019

Like with dating, clearer communication and mutual understanding can improve relationships between youth movements and funders At a recent global gathering of activists in Belgrade, the host of a popular Serbian spoof news television show …

From young gamers to loyal blood donors?

Tjeerd Piersma 25 June 2019

On April 18 2019, Sanquin – the Dutch blood bank – received two prestigious Esprix non-profit marketing awards for their innovative #myfirstblood campaign. The campaign focused on the recruitment of young blood donors to ensure …