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Listening to the voice of the beneficiary

Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

Funders are too far away from the end-beneficiaries of their programmes. Hearing what they have to say about them can help refine and improve those programmes. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And yet the practice …


Energy, curiosity and urgent questions on the AVPN agenda

Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

The 2019 AVPN conference in Singapore put its cards firmly on the table from the start. The focus would be on big themes: education, gender equality, hunger and malnutrition, and climate change – most of …


UK development sector backs India as the global home for impact investing

Alliance magazine 29 June 2019

India’s emergence as a dynamic hub for social enterprise and entrepreneurialism shows it is the best place in the world for impact investing, leading figures in business, government and philanthropy have said, as they gathered …

Brave new world

Liz Gillies 28 June 2019

One of the more contestable issues at the conference is the influence of the for-profit sector on the impact agenda. The Investing in Better Nutrition panel at the end of Day one openly canvassed corporate …

Privatizing failure, socializing success

Liz Gillies 27 June 2019

Day one of the 2019 AVPN Conference opened with a brilliant opening keynote from James Chen, Founder of Clearly, a global campaign which aims to bring clear vision to 2.5 billion people as quickly as …

Socrates’ recipe for systems change: know thyself

Priscilla Boiardi and Alessia Gianoncelli 15 April 2019

Systems change calls for more collaboration among public, private and civil society actors. But how can you collaborate if you’re not transparent about your impact, financial returns expectations and how much of a risk you …

Co-Impact seek applications systems change grants

Alliance magazine 10 April 2019

Co-Impact are inviting organisations to submit concept notes for a second round of systems change grants that are focused around two themes: early childhood development and jobs, skills and/or livelihoods. Following a six to eight month …

New report estimates the current size of impact investing market at $502 billion

Alliance magazine 7 April 2019

Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) released its Sizing the Impact Investing Market report, an in-depth analysis of the current size and composition of the impact investing market. The GIIN estimates the current size of the global impact …

The Philanthropy Framework: A new tool for sparking effective social change

Alliance magazine 27 March 2019

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) recently published a new report called The Philanthropy Framework to give philanthropic organisations the structure they need to maximise their impact. The report combines input from over 50 foundations to identify …

Interview: Stephen King, CEO of Luminate

Andrew Milner 26 March 2019

Last year, Luminate, once part of Omidyar Network, was launched as an independent undertaking with a mission to help create just and fair societies where citizens are able to participate fully and equally and to …