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Knight Foundation grants $3.5 million to advance research on internet governance and policy

Alliance magazine 16 November 2019

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation proposed $3.5 million for research on technology policy and debates in the realm. Part of the foundation’s $50 million commitment to support research on how technology transforms …


China Foundation Center launches new research initiative

Alliance magazine 9 November 2019

The China Foundation Center recently launched the China Philanthropy Big Data Research Institute (CPBDRI), in Beijing, to extend its work from the foundation sector alone to wider social organizations. It aims to develop the institute …


Edmond de Rothschild inaugural lecture explores motivations for engaging in philanthropy

Alliance magazine 21 October 2019

The Inaugural lecture of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy, was given by Prof. Giuseppe Ugazio, Holder of the Chair, on 15 October, 2019. The year’s lecture discussed the interlinkage between moral …

New report calls on sector to take action on diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 3 October 2019

The foundation sector is not sufficiently diverse and needs to take action to improve its own diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices, says the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF). In its new report Diversity, Equity …

Unlocking the power of visual thinking

Edward Hoare 22 September 2019

With the monumental volume of decisions being taken around the globe every day involving a myriad of simultaneous interests and factors, the importance of making time for thinking cannot be underestimated. This can be in private, …

Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary stories from the movement to end neglected tropical diseases

Dr Daniel Cooper 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Dr Daniel Cooper, Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, Australia Under the Big Tree combines medical science, deeply human stories and a call to arms. The term ‘neglected tropical diseases’ encompasses a broad …

#ERNOP2019: Philanthropy in the spotlight?

Alliance magazine 23 July 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s Ernop Conference in Basel. The conference gathered scholars from various disciplines sharing a motivation to discuss the achievements of philanthropy in the present day, …

Is philanthropic collaboration worth it? New research reveals what leads to success or to failure

Leonardo Lacerda 17 July 2019

There is a trend towards greater collaboration among philanthropic organisations. More foundations are pooling resources and working together to achieve impact at the scale of the problems we tackle: from climate change to poverty. But …

Giving Evidence on research priorities: one link to rule them all?

Tobias Jung 16 July 2019

This month, Charity Futures and Giving Evidence launched their findings on whether, where and what research is needed about UK charities and giving. The work is divided into two categories. The first, research demand, looks …

ERNOP2019: Reflections of a former academic turned practitioner

Lev Fejes 12 July 2019

As I walked in (late, due to airport delays) to the Kollegienhaus at the University of Basel to attend my first ERNOP conference, the first thing that hit me was the heat. It was a …