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Funding networks: Answering the what, why, and how

Kerstin Tebbe 18 September 2021

Networks often require donor funding to undertake activities to achieve their visions and missions. But, as we so often hear in our work with networks, mobilizing and managing adequate funds pose a host of challenges, …


Alliance poll: philanthropy to experience Asian boom

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 6 September 2021

Philanthropy is primed for explosive growth across Asia, respondents to an Alliance survey published in the magazine’s special 100th issue have predicted. Almost half of the respondents forecast that Asia will see the most growth …


Impact philanthropy: building blocks of impact for maximising the ROI of your philanthropy

Sue Norton 5 September 2021

As Covid-19 and its variants continue to spread despite progress with vaccines, what felt like a brief period of optimism in some countries has given way to renewed uncertainty. Thankfully, many corporations and foundations in …

Implementing successful non-profit initiatives: is it a matter of money or education?

Svitlana Bakhshaliieva 4 September 2021

It is hard to overestimate the importance of education. However, when it comes to the charity sector, internal growth and development are not always a priority. The Zagoriy Foundation’s new programme for small- and medium-sized non-profit …

Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy, urgently commit more resources to tackle climate change, and fulfil its unique …

The sector that cried wolf?!

Lev Fejes 19 July 2021

It is the understatement of the year to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on our private and social lives, as well as on the economy. The third sector constitutes no …

UK foundations measure themselves with ACF’s Stronger Foundations tool

Alliance magazine 10 July 2021

A new report from ACF compiling data from more than 50 charitable foundations using the Stronger Foundations self-assessment tool has found that UK foundations are most confident when it comes to funding practices and achieving …

Funders must centre community-led work to achieve meaningful change

Alliance magazine 9 July 2021

A recent report from the Firelight Foundation explores the concept of community-driven systems change and provides practical guidance for donors. ‘Community-Driven Systems Change: The Power of Grassroots-Led Change for Long Term Impact and How Funders …

Climate Funders Justice Pledge signatories are resourcing BIPOC-led groups at higher percentage than peers

Alliance magazine 7 July 2021

New data released by the Donors of Color Network finds that most foundations who have taken its Climate Funders Justice Pledge have committed more than 30 per cent of their 2019-2020 climate funding to BIPOC-led …

Enough is enough: why it’s time to independently and publicly rate foundations

Danielle Walker Palmour 6 July 2021

There is something wrong at the heart of philanthropy in the UK. On one hand, a range of recent reports has highlighted the substantial strengths of our sector which have shone brightly during the Covid-19 …