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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 For Subscribers

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 …

Azim Premji donates shares worth $7.5 billion to his foundation

Alliance magazine 22 March 2019

Billionaire Azim Premji made history this week as the most generous philanthropist in India. Nicknamed ‘India’s Bill Gates’, Premji pledged $7.5 billion to his foundation, the Azim Premji Foundation, which believes in a just, equitable, …

GlobalGiving celebrates 10th anniversary

Alliance magazine 18 March 2019

As a crowdfunding community for non-profits around the world, GlobalGiving celebrated the 10th anniversary of its United Kingdom office this year. Since 2008, GlobalGiving UK has raised nearly £10 million, with contributions from over 82,000 donors. …

Collier Charitable Fund grant to support family violence prevention initiatives in Australia

Alliance magazine 15 March 2019

A new grant from the Collier Charitable Fund will support a research study to evaluate the success of a hospital-based family violence programme. The five-year Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence (SHRFV) program has been …

The new philanthropists

2 Patrick Schmitt 11 March 2019

Annaleise is in her late 20’s and lives in New Mexico. She’s a college graduate and works as a counsellor. Not the typical profile of a philanthropist who ‘planned giving’ officers engage with. But late …

How governments can leverage impact investing to solve local problems

Matthew Eldridge and Rayanne Hawkins 9 March 2019

Passage of a $54 billion plan to greatly expand transit access in the Seattle region presented a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve system connectivity and boost the region’s economy. The plan also presented a challenge: How could decisionmakers …