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Will the pandemic usher in a new era of corporate philanthropy?

Iain Rawlinson and Ben Morton Wright 19 April 2021

Seven in ten US corporate funders surveyed by the Charities Aid Foundation of America had increased their charitable contributions in 2020. We have also seen revolutionary approaches to giving from major foundations who are issuing …


Impactful giving demands engaged families

Etienne Eichenberger and Peter Vogel 17 April 2021

How engaged is your family with your foundation? Are they passionate about giving or do they see it as something distant or inherited, like antique furniture? Let’s take it a step further. How aligned is …


In Latin America, improving social and environmental impact

Carolina Suarez and Alan Wagenberg 12 April 2021

Poverty and inequality have been the common denominator in Latin America, and the pandemic has exacerbated these gaps causing greater strain to an already weak health and educational systems. The pandemic has revealed the consequences …

Mainstreaming children’s rights: an investment for a better tomorrow

Delphine Moralis 24 March 2021

Thirty-one years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, ‘progress has gone backwards on every key measure of childhood’ according to a report published earlier this month by UNICEF. As …

With Amsterdam’s new Centre for Grantmaking Research, opportunities for study open

Pamala Wiepking 18 March 2021

Unrestricted funding enables grantees to respond flexibly in times of crisis, helping them to build sustainable and resilient organisations, and it also enables innovation and scaling-up of existing initiatives. This is one of the key …

New podcast from Philanthropy Roundtable will challenge cancel culture

Alliance magazine 16 March 2021

American philanthropy infrastructure organisation Philanthropy Roundtable has launched a podcast called ‘Can We Talk About It’ that seeks to challenge so-called ‘cancel culture’ by diving ‘right into the topics that people are afraid or unwilling …

Funder Safeguarding Collaborative launches, aims to prevent abuse and exploitation

Alliance magazine 16 March 2021

The Funder Safeguarding Collaborative – a new funders collaboration made up of Comic Relief, Global Fund for Children, The National Lottery Community Fund, Oak Foundation, and Porticus – was launched yesterday. The Collaborative will support …

Business of Philanthropy: H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Alliance magazine 13 March 2021

In the latest episode of The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Chairman of …

Scaling up: what’s it worth?

1 Amy McGoldrick 9 March 2021

Alliance recently held a webinar on ‘scaling up’ within the sector, sponsored by the H&S Davidson Trust. We were joined by a stellar set of panellists: Ann Mei Chang, a leading expert on social innovation …

Interview: Kirsten Hommelhoff, BDS Secretary-General

Andrew Milner 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

The secretary-general of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations) talks to Andrew Milner about the need to give its extensive and very diverse membership the bread-and-butter-services they want while at the same time …