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Development organisations and practitioners recognised at 2019 Bond Awards

Alliance magazine 19 March 2019

At the Bond annual Conference on Monday 18 March, the Bond International Development Awards were presented. The awards celebrate the ‘inspiring humanitarian and development work’ conducted across the world. Islamic Relief scooped the Innovation Award …


TOMORROW: Free Alliance and WINGS webinar on emerging market philanthropy

Alliance magazine 20 February 2019

Register for our free Alliance magazine and WINGS webinar on the development of philanthropy in emerging market economies, taking place tomorrow! Jenny Hodgson from the Global Fund for Community Foundations will be hosting the webinar, joined by four …


Alliance magazine and WINGS webinar on emerging market philanthropy

Alliance magazine 7 February 2019

Join Alliance magazine and WINGS for a free webinar discussing the development of philanthropy in emerging market economies. Hosted by Jenny Hodgson from the Global Fund for Community Foundations, we will explore changes to emerging market …

Bond appoint Stephanie Draper as chief executive

Alliance magazine 12 January 2019

Stephanie Draper, who is currently chief change officer and deputy chief executive at Forum for the Future, has been appointed as the new Bond chief executive. Stephanie commented: ‘I am committed to accelerating a just and …

The strange case of dignity

Barry Knight 23 October 2018

We need to build the capacity of actors on the ground to deliver an empowering strategy for users and beneficiaries, while satisfying the needs of multiple stakeholders, so that we can deliver our sustainable goals in accord …

Income for development sector grows 59 per cent in ten years

Alliance magazine 8 October 2018

A report launched today by Bond, has found that overall income for 305 of its members grew by 59 per cent in ten years and stood at £3.8 billion at April 2016, compared to the …

Calling time on top-down approach

Eva Rehse 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Browsing through the June 2018 issue, I was struck by the interview with Scottish philanthropist, Sir Ian Wood. Notwithstanding that his philanthropy undoubtedly has had some positive impact, I was surprised by Wood’s somewhat anachronistic …

World’s first Development Impact Bond to improve quality education in India surpasses targets

Alliance magazine 12 August 2018

The world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) to support the enrolment out-of-school girls and improve quality education in remote, rural and marginalised communities in India exceeded ambitious targets. The DIB achieved 116 per cent of …

Global Impact launch six new regional funds

Alliance magazine 13 July 2018

Global Impact has launched a new suite of regionally focused High Impact Funds to support nonprofits in Africa, Asia‑Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. For its six new funds, Global …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 12 June 2018

Alliance magazine travelled outside of London in late May to host a quarterly Breakfast Club in partnership with WINGS at the EFC Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The mission was to illuminate philanthropy’s global infrastructure to …