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Scaling up: what’s it worth?

1 Amy McGoldrick 9 March 2021

Alliance recently held a webinar on ‘scaling up’ within the sector, sponsored by the H&S Davidson Trust. We were joined by a stellar set of panellists: Ann Mei Chang, a leading expert on social innovation …

MacKenzie Scott remarries, news is announced through husband’s Giving Pledge letter

1 Elika Roohi 8 March 2021

MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and ex-wife of billionaire Jeff Bezos, has married Dan Jewett, a high school science teacher who has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions. The news of …

Legal philanthropy needs to shift its focus onto the lived experience of people and communities

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

The small but influential percentage of funding for legal action needs to be less focused on courts and more global in scope. That’s the view of the guest editors of Alliance’s March 2021 issue on …

How to fund health advocacy

John Barnes 2 March 2021

As noted by Angela Nguku in your issue on global health philanthropy (Alliance, December 2020), advocacy by civil society has been a critical part of the progress in health over the past 20 years. Civil …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas US funders condemn political violence Indigenous communities combat Covid impact Women-led philanthropy’s ‘starring role’ Europe …

A call for investment in narrative competency in divided times

1 Julia Roig and Dr Solon Simmons 1 March 2021

One thing everyone seems to agree on these days is how divided we are. Toxic polarisation has many inter-connected causes and overlapping effects on society and on our political systems throughout the world. It also …

Funders will need to help mental health charities adapt to digital delivery

Alliance magazine 28 February 2021

More funders are recognising the value and importance of digital work, but funder engagement with digital continues to lag behind need as charities struggle to secure money for digital services, particularly in the long-term, according …

The Phoenix way: lessons from the pandemic

2 Shane Ryan 26 February 2021

It has been the strangest yet most memorable year and for mostly reasons we may want to forget. But amid the crises of the past year, there have been organisations and individuals who are seeing …

Two pledges from South Korean billionaires to donate half of wealth

Alliance magazine 18 February 2021

South Korea has seen some announcements of big philanthropy this month, with tech billionaire Brian Kim, founder of the Kakao Corporation, South Korea’s top mobile-messenger operator, pledging to donate more than half of his wealth …

When Covid came for Africa’s third sector

Shaninomi Eribo 16 February 2021 For Subscribers

Almost a year ago, the widespread outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus the fragile state of health infrastructure in most African countries. As infections spread across the continent, the ability of national …