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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 …

Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces to become Candid

1 Alliance magazine 5 February 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar today announced they have joined forces to become a new nonprofit entity named Candid – a global source of knowledge for the entire social sector. Candid will bring together the expertise …

True leaders look within: The road ahead to professionalize the social investment sector

Naina Batra 23 December 2018

It is time to see if non-profit organizations that deploy significant resources use the same rigor and standards to measure themselves and their internal operations as they expect from the beneficiaries they support. We find …

Venture philanthropy as a new round of philanthropic development

Natalya Pyagay 16 December 2018

More than 600 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, development practitioners and investors were brought together under the auspices of the 14th Annual Conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Warsaw, Poland on 28-30 November 2018. While many of …

Will Brazilian philanthropy leapfrog the ‘grantmaking phase’ and move directly to an impact investing model?

Jessica Sklair 4 December 2018

In conversation with a foundation director after a recent event on the philanthropy circuit in São Paulo, I mentioned the Brazilian philanthropy sector’s enthusiasm for the rising global trend in impact investing. The foundation director …

Reflections from impact investing in Asia: a diverse and dynamic market

Philo Alto 26 November 2018

This month, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Asia Value Advisors, and BNP Paribas Hong Kong, co-hosted the event, ‘Impact Investing in Asia: A Diverse and Dynamic Market’ at the BNP Paribas Hong Kong’s offices. The forum …