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Research: Generosity of Black donors can play ‘major role’ in addressing social justice

Alliance magazine 8 August 2022

A new report examines the patterns and motivations for giving by Black donors in the UK. Britain’s first-ever report on Black philanthropy and charitable giving reflects the voices of people of colour in the UK …


Cambridge study: Strategic philanthropy doing well in Saudi Arabia

Alliance magazine 4 August 2022

Giving in Saudi Arabia has been highlighted as a noteworthy example of strategic philanthropy by a new report from the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. ‘Systems Change in …


People showed they care. Where do we go from here?

Birce Altay 25 July 2022

For the first time in 16 years, the amount donated to organizations in Turkey, including CSOs, surpassed all other donations, according to the results of the Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey 2021 Report. This …

A third of global funders accelerated spending in 2020-21

Alliance magazine 23 July 2022

A survey of philanthropy has found that the global challenges across 2020 and 2021 led a third of global funders to accelerate their spending. ‘Global Trends and Strategic Time Horizons in Philanthropy’ is a report …

Foundations and researchers: collaborators or critics?

Hilary Pearson 15 July 2022

Should foundation grantmakers embrace or beware of academic researchers? Can we speak of true collaboration between these very different professions? What is the reality behind the myths of indifference or even antagonism between academics and …

Philanthropic efforts to address climate change falling short, even according to foundation leaders

Alliance magazine 13 July 2022

Philanthropic foundation’s efforts to address climate change are relatively limited, and non-climate funders see the issue as outside the scope of their mission in many cases, research from the Center for Effective Philanthropy has found. …

Philanthropy is ripe for change: I explore how on Philanthropisms podcast

Charles Keidan 12 July 2022

There is no typical career journey in philanthropy. Routes into and out of leadership roles are many and varied. I was reminded of that when I spoke recently to Rhodri Davies’s Philanthropisms podcast about my …

American giving remained strong in 2021, totalling $485bn

Alliance magazine 26 June 2022

Private giving, including individuals, bequests, foundations, and corporations, gave an estimated $484.84 billion to U.S. charities in 2021, according to research published in Giving USA 2022: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2021. The …

LGBTI funding steadily growing, but eclipsed by sums spent on anti-LGBTI movement

1 Alliance magazine 20 June 2022

Funding for groups working on LGBTI issues has been growing steadily – according to a report from the Global Philanthropy Project, it grew by three per cent from 2019 to 2020. However, it’s a small …

Giving flourishing in Turkey, finds TUSEV research

Alliance magazine 14 June 2022

TUSEV, the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey, has released its Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey report for 2021, which provides an analysis of the sector. During Covid, half of individuals reported engaging in some …