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The future of philanthropy: A view from Russia

Alexey Kuzmin 19 October 2020

The Center for Philanthropy Development’s paper on the future of philanthropy attempts to produce a credible forecast of that future by documenting key current trends. The study was based on an in-depth literature review which …


New report: Public and funders still don’t understand urgent need to act on climate crisis

Alliance magazine 18 October 2020

Charities say they are struggling to persuade the public of need to act rapidly on environmental issues. Environmental organisations are struggling to communicate the sheer scale and complexity of the climate crisis to the public …


Philanthropy and Covid-19 survey: We want to hear from you!

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The impact of Covid-19 cannot be overstated; from our daily lives to global health infrastructure, everything has been halted, examined or changed. The effect upon civil society has been immediate, whilst simultaneously highlighting historic discriminations …

Growing local giving in emerging economies: Uganda and Tanzania

Daniel Ferrell-Schweppenstedde 12 October 2020

Communities rally around local responses to COVID-19 as economic futures are uncertain. CAF is exploring charitable giving in Uganda and Tanzania with the release of two ground-breaking reports, the latest in a series conducted in …

Strong case for philanthropic intervention in cold chains for food, says new report

Alliance magazine 6 October 2020

A new report by the Carbon Trust, commissioned by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP) outlines the challenge of reducing emissions from rapidly growing food cold chains, identifying how philanthropy can help reach net zero …

New report: Untapped potential of impact investing

Alliance magazine 4 October 2020

Though almost 90 per cent of foundations are interested in impact investing, according to a recent Foundation Source survey, few foundations actually use impact investing tools, and even fewer use the full range of options. …

We don’t know how to get donors to use more evidence to improve their giving

Caroline Fiennes 23 September 2020

What aids and impedes donors using evidence to make their giving more effective? This question motivated a two researchers at the University of Birmingham to do a wide search of the academic and non-academic literature …

New report: Philanthropy’s response to 2020 crises show flexibility yet few examples of power sharing

Alliance magazine 22 September 2020

A new report from Council on Foundations, Philanthropy California, and Dalberg Advisors outlines how the U.S. philanthropic sector is responding to the 2020 crises and the opportunities to shift practices and share power to enable …

CAPSI publishes first issue of new journal addressing philanthropy and social investment

Alliance magazine 15 September 2020

The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) has published the first issue of its journal, the International Review of Philanthropy and Social Investment. Edited by CAPSI Director and Alliance Editorial Advisory Board member Bhekinkosi Moyo …

‘Achtung, Stiftung!’: Austrian Foundation Association publishes practical handbook for Austrian sector

Alliance magazine 13 September 2020

The Austrian Foundation Association has published ‘Achtung, Stiftung!’ or ‘Attention, Foundation! Non-profit foundation work in Austria: establish, lead, dissolve’, a practical handbook that is the first of its kind in Austria. The title, which was …