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Alliance webinar: Future of philanthropy in Latin America

Amy McGoldrick 4 May 2021

As part of Alliance magazine’s anniversary celebrations this year, celebrating Alliance’s 25 years at the heart of global philanthropy, we have launched a series of events on what the future of philanthropy holds in different …

Interview: Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving

Elika Roohi 13 April 2021 For Subscribers

GlobalGiving is an organisation that focuses on a bottom-up approach to aid and supporting grassroots charitable projects. We wanted to understand how the crises of the last year – health, justice, political, environmental – changed …

Ford commits $1bn to unrestricted grants for hundreds of organisation in BUILD initiative

Alliance magazine 7 April 2021

The Ford Foundation today announced an extension of its BUILD Initiative with a pledge of $1 billion. The expansion of the programme will allow it to serve up to 300 grantees with unrestricted funding. The …

Creating the culture of giving in Ukraine

Eugenia Mazurenko 21 March 2021

Ukrainian social and charitable projects have made giant leaps over the past decade. Since 2014, Ukrainians have built a robust system of volunteer networks and charitable organizations that help the army, relieve poverty, and provide …

Funder Safeguarding Collaborative launches, aims to prevent abuse and exploitation

Alliance magazine 16 March 2021

The Funder Safeguarding Collaborative – a new funders collaboration made up of Comic Relief, Global Fund for Children, The National Lottery Community Fund, Oak Foundation, and Porticus – was launched yesterday. The Collaborative will support …

How to invest in narrative competency and combat toxic polarisation

1 Julia Roig and Melanie Greenberg 9 March 2021

In part one of this series, we argued for why philanthropy should invest in narrative competency to help combat toxic polarisation. Here, we offer some recommendations for how. Let’s be audacious! By using a cultural …

Dollars and pads: the business case for investing in menstrual health

Cristina Ljungberg and Wendy Anderson 23 February 2021

We know that menstrual health is a core component of global health, and yet the human-rights based argument is falling short of engaging funders to become involved in this space. Investing in menstrual health is …

Pooled funder African Visionary Fund commits $1m in core support to African-led organisations

1 Alliance magazine 10 February 2021

African Visionary Fund – a pooled fund with support from partners such as the King Baudouin Foundation US, Segal Family Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and Tawingo Fund – have announced $1 million in general operating support …

Bold vision is needed to change a system, so is collaboration and trust

Juliet Cockram 22 January 2021

If there is one word that sums up what we need right now, it is connection. This need has united us through Covid – the lockdowns, isolation, quarantines, and loss. But this pandemic, for all …

Opportunities for grantmaking in fostering the culture of giving in Brazil

Joana Mortari 2 January 2021

In a recent essay, writer, historian and activist Rebecca Solnit expressed, in a vivid and clear way, that although invisible and immaterial, we reside within many overlapping structures. ‘They are assembled from ideas, visions and …