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Peace-building is a journey, not a project

Stefania Mancini 24 July 2019

The Alliance special feature on peace philanthropy is so timely and relevant. After the collapse of the Soviet Union that marked the end of the Cold War, many experts were full of hope and expectations. …


Addressing the peace-building data problem

Aaron Stanley, Grant Masterson and Arsene Brice Bado 11 July 2019

Peace-building has a data problem. Or three, to be precise: Definitional issues – The field lags behind others like international development, not least because of a focus on amorphous concepts like social cohesion that are …


Leverage for peace philanthropy in USA Global Fragility Act

Madeline Rose 3 July 2019

Alliance magazine’s June 2019 issue affirmed what many of us in the peace, peacebuilding, and humanitarian communities feared: peace-related philanthropy makes up less than one per cent of total global philanthropic giving. The Alliance editorial team …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #Peacebuilding

Amy McGoldrick 2 July 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) opened its doors and welcomed attendees to Alliance magazine’s latest Breakfast Club on peace-building on a bright summer’s morning. ‘I suspect there are a few of us who would say that …

Watch the Alliance Breakfast Club LIVE on Facebook – 26 June 2019

Alliance magazine 25 June 2019

Watch the Alliance Breakfast Club LIVE on Facebook – 26 June 2019 Alliance magazine is hosting our next Breakfast Club on peace-building on Wednesday 26 June 2019 at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, London. The panel: …

We know what needs to be done to end war. We just aren’t sure how to do it.

1 Conor Seyle 19 June 2019

The challenges of peacebuilding can seem insurmountable both for philanthropists considering entering the area and for those who have been working on peace for decades. Modern wars are often the result of a tangle of …

Peace building is lowest priority for social change funders according to major new survey

Alliance magazine 6 June 2019

The early results from a survey called ‘Philanthropy for a safe, healthy and just world’ have been published in the latest issue of Alliance magazine revealing that conflict-transformation and peace building is bottom of the list …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 4 June 2019

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2019 issue of Alliance: The Americas Kresge first foundation to sign diversity pledge Are charities ready for the future of giving? RPA …

Philanthropy has failed the people of Gaza

Charles Keidan 4 June 2019

A decade ago, I visited the Gaza Strip. It was a few months after the end of Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s military attempt to contain the Palestinian group Hamas. Few private foundations had travelled to …

Systems change must come in from the margins

Katie Boswell 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

I enjoyed Julian Corner’s lead article on systems change and philanthropy (Alliance, March 2019). It’s great to see a funder engaging with their place in the system and calling out the paradoxes in ‘seeking to …