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Funders will need to help mental health charities adapt to digital delivery

Alliance magazine 28 February 2021

More funders are recognising the value and importance of digital work, but funder engagement with digital continues to lag behind need as charities struggle to secure money for digital services, particularly in the long-term, according …


New research: digital fundraising key for navigating pandemic

Alliance magazine 27 February 2021

Charitable organisations worldwide are reporting that digital fundraising capabilities and strategic financial planning are among the most crucial skills they need to remain resilient.The findings appear in the sixth volume in a series of reports, Future-Proofing Nonprofits …


Candid, CSIP launch comprehensive database on philanthropy in India

Alliance magazine 24 February 2021

Candid, in partnership with the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP), has launched Philanthropy in India, an innovative website that provides the most comprehensive information available on Indian philanthropy. The new database will allow …

New research studies French philanthropy’s response to pandemic

Elika Roohi 22 February 2021

New research from PSSP (Philanthropy & Social Sciences Program) in France released this week explores the flexibility and collaboration between philanthropic actors in the French sector in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The research …

When Covid came for Africa’s third sector

Shaninomi Eribo 16 February 2021 For Subscribers

Almost a year ago, the widespread outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic brought into sharp focus the fragile state of health infrastructure in most African countries. As infections spread across the continent, the ability of national …

New report: the UK could become a leading centre for international philanthropy

Alliance magazine 14 February 2021

A major new report by Beacon Collaborative calls for the UK to seize an estimated £180 billion global opportunity to become the leading centre for international philanthropy and social investment. The report highlights an opening …

New report outlines need for investment in menstrual health and hygiene

Alliance magazine 4 February 2021

In a new report, leading global health organisations have unveiled an analysis outlining what donors, national governments, and the private sector need to invest to accelerate progress for menstrual health and hygiene (MHH). The report, …

What does feminist funding really look like?

Lisa Houston, Ginger Norwood, Patrick Pierce and Rebecca Wolsak 1 February 2021

It has almost become a donor mantra: invest in women and girls. But the vast majority of international aid is allocated without a feminist analysis, and that’s a problem. Feminist analysis is about more than …

Academic research and impactful, scalable philanthropy: Cambridge Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope

Alliance magazine 29 January 2021

In a his interview series, The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with Cambridge’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Toope. The …

New report to look at global resources for LGBTI communities amid pandemic

Alliance magazine 10 January 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic could have a long-term impact for the global LGBTI movement unless it adapts, finds new research from the Global Philanthropy Project. The upcoming report, which will be released on 21 January and …