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WINGS: A critical catalyst to progress

Peter Brach 12 August 2023

This article discusses a recent interview by Andrew Milner from Alliance Magazine with Benjamin Bellegy, the Executive Director of WINGS. Top of mind was mention of the #PhilanthropyForClimate movement, which received 634 pledges from foundations …

We’re building a movement and changing mindsets: Karen Ansara, NEID Global

Andrew Milner 9 August 2023

Alliance in collaboration with WINGS has been commissioned by Propel Philanthropy to conduct a 10-part interview series on the work of Social Impact Infrastructure Organisations (SIIOs) and the benefits they bring to the sector. This …

US Soccer signs philanthropy expert from New York City arts scene

Shafi Musaddique 8 August 2023

Though the US women’s football team suffered heart ache after being knocked out of the FIFA Women’s World Cup by Sweden, its governing body has signed a major name to boost philanthropic revenues in its …

Interview: Marc Salzmann and Sabrina Grassi, Swiss Philanthropy Foundation

Andrew Milner 1 August 2023

Swiss Philanthropy Foundation is what Sabrina Grassi, its Director General, and Marc Salzmann, its Partnership Manager describe as an umbrella foundation, providing hosting facilities as an alternative for individual philanthropists to set up their own foundations …

We are trying to create systemic change to build greater accountability and transparency: Ruth Shapiro, CAPS

Andrew Milner 1 August 2023

Alliance in collaboration with WINGS has been commissioned by Propel Philanthropy to conduct a 10-part interview series on the work of Social Impact Infrastructure Organisations and the benefits they bring to the sector. This interview …

A week in Brazil: Learnings from TPW’s global journey

Sam Underwood 23 July 2023

It is a curious consequence of the pandemic that so many have turned inwards and lost a global perspective. Not just in terms of what we do, but also of what we consider relevant for …

Making the invisible seen and heard

2 Peter Brach 22 July 2023

This opinion piece is part of Propel Philanthropy’s Collaborative Media Campaign and a response to Rose Maruru’s article, Infrastructure is Invisible but Critical for Systems Change. To provide context, her organization, EPIC Africa, launched the …

The role PSOs play is much broader than funders understand: Dave Biemesderfer, United Philanthropy Forum

Andrew Milner 21 July 2023

Alliance in collaboration with WINGS has been commissioned by Propel Philanthropy to conduct a 10-part interview series on the work of Social Impact Infrastructure Organisations and the benefits they bring to the sector. This interview …

Endowment building in the Arab region: Revamping an old institution

Riham Ahmed Khafagy 18 July 2023

It’s well known that Arab philanthropy is inspired by the region’s religious and spiritual traditions. Rooted in local societies, Christian and Islamic charity have adopted various ad hoc mechanisms and institutional forms for giving, depending …

Next Frontiers conference challenging traditional philanthropy attracts over a thousand attendees

Shafi Musaddique 18 July 2023

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s ‘Next Frontiers’ event in London, on July 11, gathered over a thousand people as traditional norms of philanthropy were challenged.  Led by journalists Yuan Yang of the Financial Times and Hettie …