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New tool measures philanthropic action, impact

Alliance magazine 21 May 2022

A new analytical framework from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors developed based on input from dozens of foundations and nonprofit partners worldwide enables funders to optimize how they achieve and evaluate impact. Operating Archetypes: Philanthropy’s New Tool …


Philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean: engaging with governments and including new voices

Maria Eugenia Páez G. and Naira Bonila 16 May 2022

Philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean is at a critical juncture: while local philanthropy is consolidated as a key actor to achieve the common good in society, civic space and the enabling environment for …


Report: How donors can help Ukrainian refugees who are at increased trafficking risk

Alliance magazine 11 May 2022

People fleeing the war in Ukraine, mainly women and children, are extremely vulnerable to an increased risk of sexual and labour exploitation, a new report commissioned by the Freedom Fund has said. Sounding the alarm …

Call to funders: Support democracy by investing $6bn in feminist movements

Alliance magazine 7 May 2022

A new report from Shake the Table and The Bridgespan Group has highlighted the untapped potential of feminist movements, calling them ‘powerhouses for social change’. To support these movements, the report’s authors call on philanthropy …

Alliance digital event: partnering for philanthropic impact

1 Annmarie McQueen 3 May 2022

The value that philanthropy can bring through partnership is significant. However, partnership is difficult. It needs investment of time and resources and an adjustment of mindset and expectations. In this event, we partnered with The …

‘The African philanthropy sector is thriving’: East Africa giving report

Alliance magazine 30 April 2022

Deep roots of traditional giving in Africa have evolved significantly in recent years from a largely informal nature to an organised shape practised in different forms and guided more and more by institutional philanthropy, finds …

How are Latin American regulations impacting philanthropy?

Alliance magazine 26 April 2022

New research from WINGS, the Centro de Filantropía e Inversiones Sociales de la Escuela de Gobierno de la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University is looking at legal …

Beyond impact: the international Philanthropy.Insight project

Rupert Strachwitz 23 April 2022

Some years ago, I attended an international conference of CSOs, held at OECD in Paris. Joining a table with CEOs of large international NGOs, it so happened they were discussing some effects of concentrating on …

Climate giving going in the right direction, according to Australians

Alliance magazine 21 April 2022

While philanthropy for environmental causes has traditionally been just a fraction of giving in Australia, a new report shows climate giving is showing signs of growing. Produced by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, ‘Environment and …

$1.8 billion in religious giving by Muslim Americans, finds research

Alliance magazine 20 April 2022

Muslim Americans gave $1.8 billion in zakat funding to domestic and international causes in 2021, according to a new report released by the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy …