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Two steps forward, one step back in Vietnam

Dana Doan and Phuong Anh Nguyen 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The development of favourable conditions for philanthropy in Vietnam is not keeping pace with the potential generosity of its people Mutual assistance and charitable acts in times of need is a Vietnamese tradition, and an …


African philanthropy comes to the policy table

Lisa-Anne Julien 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Foundations are increasingly prepared to join forces with government to achieve strategic policy improvements Philanthropy, or the act of giving, finds itself on an exciting cusp in contemporary Africa. While the term ‘philanthropy’ may still …


Changing systems means changing ourselves

Julian Corner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The impressive scale of Co-Impact’s ambition, as set out in Olivia Leland’s Interview (June 2018), prompted me to reflect on the relationship between philanthropic power and Co-Impact’s goal of ‘systems change’. Leland suggests that while …

Pivotal place of peer-learning

Juliet Valdinger 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The growing breadth and depth of knowledge about global philanthropy in Alliance magazine never ceases to amaze me. But I felt there were some notable omissions in the June edition on philanthropy’s infrastructure. If one …

(Re)building the field of philanthropy

Judith Symonds 24 August 2018

Barry Knight’s blog, Philanthropy needs all the help it can get, provides a lucid, compelling analysis and recommendations for functions that philanthropy infrastructure needs to play to look after its ‘own self interests,’ stop ‘punching …

Philanthropy needs all the help it can get

Barry Knight 10 August 2018

It is good to see that the Alliance Special Feature on ‘Philanthropy’s Developers’ pays homage to some of the pioneers of philanthropy infrastructure. To my mind, one of these – Barry Gaberman – merits special …

Forum Annual Conference 2018: What is philanthropy bringing to the table?

Sarah Brown-Campello 18 July 2018

What are you doing to lift up social justice issues in your work? Who best to hear about addressing root problems than from the communities themselves and incorporating their voices into your work? Philanthropy infrastructure …

#LiftUpPhilanthropy Webinar

Alliance magazine 17 July 2018

Alliance magazine and global philanthropy infrastructure network WINGS teamed up to host a webinar, focusing on how to #LiftUpPhilanthropy. #LiftUpPhilanthropy is a strategic, global campaign to highlight the value of philanthropy support and development, and to …

Interview: Naina Batra, Chief Executive of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

Andrew Milner 10 July 2018

The ‘big tent’ is becoming even bigger. This year’s AVPN conference in Singapore hosted over a thousand participants. With such a catchment and as one of the few pieces of pan-Asian philanthropic infrastructure it is …

Alliance magazine and WINGS to host webinar focusing on how to #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 July 2018

To hear funders perspectives on the importance of infrastructure tune in to this special webinar by Alliance magazine and WINGS.  This webinar will be getting reactions from Alliance‘s June issue on philanthropy’s developers, the recent WINGS …