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Alliance event: 25 years in philanthropy

Elika Roohi 21 September 2021

To celebrate the special milestone of 25 years and 100 issues of Alliance magazine being at the heart of global philanthropy, Alliance hosted an event at the Aga Khan Centre in London last week with …


Looking at girls’ education through a different lens

Angeline Murimirwa and Lucy Lake 9 September 2021

Girls’ education has been deemed a ‘silver bullet’ for some of the biggest development challenges. It has been likened to a Swiss army knife because of the range of tools it offers for international development and …


Proximity as a value: Grassroots leaders as intellectual partners

1 Shubha Chacko 1 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  The instrumentalist approach often adopted by governmental agencies, INGOs, and NGOs to grassroots organisations …

Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy, urgently commit more resources to tackle climate change, and fulfil its unique …

Bending the arc of philanthropy towards justice

Maria Chertok, Caroline Hartnell, Charles Keidan, Elika Roohi and Ingrid Srinath 31 August 2021

Philanthropy has changed a lot, but you don’t see how your own child grows Our field has undergone profound shifts in the last 25 years amounting to a quiet revolution. Put crudely, international philanthropy a …

25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …

Feminist friendship as method: experiences of re-organising power in philanthropy

Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O’Malley 27 August 2021

In this series, we explore the significance of friendship in philanthropy and our movements. Lisa M. Tillman-Healy argues the merit of using ‘friendship’ as a method of qualitative inquiry which involves researching with ‘the practices, …

Scaling & Equal Voices: A new initiative by H&S Davidson Trust

1 Hugh Davidson 3 August 2021

Having spent 15 years funding in international development, Hugh Davidson is perplexed by why so few successful pilot programs are brought to scale. Part of the answer appears that they are developed from offices in …

Feminist friendship as method: Experiences of re-organising power in philanthropy

Ruby Johnson and Devi Leiper O’Malley 30 July 2021

A luta continua. The struggle continues. A popular phrase in social justice movements, and in a time of global pandemic, climate and intersecting political crises, the struggle must continue if we are to survive. We …

Donors can do a lot more to achieve a humanitarian system that works for women

Holly Miller and Naomi Tulay-Solanke 30 May 2021

Last week, the Feminist Humanitarian Network released research led by its women’s rights organisation (WRO) members on the challenges that the humanitarian response has presented for WROs during Covid-19, and the feminist solutions they used …