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Mark Zuckerberg commits $25 million to COVID-19 research, $100 million to journalism support

Alliance magazine 30 March 2020

Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would be contributing $25 million via his foundation, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, to research for therapies and medicine to treat COVID-19. Zuckerberg’s contribution will go to funding the COVID-19 Therapeutics …


Julia and Hans Rausing commit £16.5 million to tackle COVID-19

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 27 March 2020

Philanthropists Julia and Hans Rausing announced that they are giving £16.5 million to charities and causes in the United Kingdom working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic – the largest UK pledge to date from individual …


My three takeaways from the Losing Control Network Event

Josiane Smith 23 March 2020

On Wednesday March 4 2020, funders, commissioners and local organisations from multiple sectors came together at The Abbey Centre in Westminster to re-imagine what supporting the process and practice of social change could be, not …

Indigenous voices central to philanthropic progress

Charles Keidan 3 March 2020

Indigenous Peoples encompass more than 475 million people in over 90 countries and their territories cover almost a quarter of the world’s land surface. They are critical to the sustainable management of natural resources, the …

Home-grown giving in Africa and Asia

Matt Reeves 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Attracting local donors can pay big dividends – more than just financial ones – and it’s not just about wealthy donors, either The Merti Integrated Development Programme is based in Isiolo, a town in northern …

Window of opportunity for women’s funds

Elizabeth Gillespie 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

The time is ripe to push for gender equality and social change. Women’s funds hold the key When Melinda Gates made her groundbreaking pledge of $1 billion to address gender equality in the US last …

Arctic conservation harnesses Native skills

Anne Henshaw 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

After years of relying on international NGOs, funders are beginning to value the contribution Indigenous Peoples can make to environmental conservation In October 2020, the 15th conference of Parties for the Convention on Biological Diversity …

Alliance & Next Philanthropy event will be LIVE STREAMING from 15:30 GMT on Facebook

Alliance magazine 27 February 2020

Today Next Philanthropy holds its very first UK event, in partnership with Alliance magazine.  Next Philanthropy was initiated by Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Europe’s largest membership organisation of foundations), in partnership with global philanthropy sector peers, to address …

Download ‘Confident Giving’ by Kris Putnam-Walkerly for free

Alliance magazine 26 February 2020

The award-winning book, Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders by global philanthropy advisor, Kris Putnam-Walkerly, is now available to download for free. The book has compiled insights from a year’s worth of weekly posts from …

Participatory grantmaking: it can be done – here’s how

Hannah Paterson and Katy Love 25 February 2020

Creating collective decision-making processes is hard work, but with the right investments it can be a transformative experience for all who participate. Here’s how… Over the course of our work, we’ve both created, participated in, …