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How philanthropy can help tackle violent extremism

Eleni Takou and Martin O'Brien 31 May 2022 For Subscribers

The fight against the far-right Golden Dawn group in Greece shows how funders can equip civil society for similar struggles Extremism seems to be on the rise internationally, even in societies where it had appeared …

My decade of faliure

Charles Keidan 31 May 2022

Everyone has their own experience of professional failure – each in their own way. Mine was at the end of 2012 when I said goodbye to my colleagues at the Pears Foundation for the last …

Two books explore both sides of the philanthropy debate

Ingrid Srinath 31 May 2022 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Ingrid Srinath, founder and director of the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University, India ‘Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there,’ Rumi, …

A commitment to not going back to normal

Julie Broome and Claudia Bollwinkel 29 May 2022

The past two years have been a time of incredible change, including rapid shifts in the way we work as a philanthropic sector. When Covid-19 hit in early 2020, we were all shell shocked, and …

Collaborating to transform philanthropic giving for neglected tropical diseases

Allison Morris 19 May 2022

Over the last decade, funders have embraced a wide range of approaches to maximize the impact of their resources. How can these strategies be applied to eliminating neglected tropical diseases? Collaborative philanthropy – bringing together …

Alliance digital event: Levelling the global playing field

Annmarie McQueen 17 May 2022

Sociologists have theorised that the best time to understand something is when it’s disrupted. So, what can we learn about the relationships in global philanthropy, following the disruption that years of health, justice, and climate …

Funders and charities should be equal players in a collective effort

Ben Cairns and Kamna Muralidharan 9 May 2022

In response to recent exchanges in Alliance magazine about the nature and efficacy of trust based philanthropy, we join the founders of the Trust-Based Philanthropy Project in encouraging all funders to ‘look beyond the headlines …

Business of Philanthropy: Shayma Al Sabah

Alliance magazine 8 May 2022

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Shayma Al Sabah, Founder of Give. …

Funding programme will support feminist, community activists in Latin America

Alliance magazine 5 May 2022

Community, feminist, and transgender-led NGOs based in Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, working to respond to risks and challenges of socio-environmental conflicts are eligible for grants of up to $8,000 in a new funding …

Economic crisis slows Ramadan giving in Arab region

Alliance magazine 29 April 2022

Throughout the Arab region, individuals and foundations have been observing Ramadan both by fasting and increasing their charitable giving in the form of Zakat (Muslim almsgiving) and Sadaqah (voluntary contributions). However, the cost of living …