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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 …


Giving for Covid-19 in first half of 2020 amounted to record-breaking $11.9 billion, but there are gaps

Elika Roohi 30 August 2020

$11.9 billion in funding has been given in response to the Coronavirus pandemic this year, according to a new report by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid. Of the record-breaking sum, proportionately very …

African Philanthropy Forum launches Systems Change Program

Alliance magazine 29 August 2020

The African Philanthropy Forum has launched an initiative that will look to address systemic problems that have hindered the potential growth of Africa for decades and accelerate systems change initiatives across the continent. The APF …

New report: Funders important when translating health, medical research into practice

Alliance magazine 12 August 2020

Australia’s National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation (NFMRI) has released a new report exploring how best to put health and medical research into practice. Titled From evidence to practice: Exploring translation pathways for clinical …

Lily School of Philanthropy research finds community funds raised more than $1 billion for COVID relief across U.S.

Alliance magazine 4 August 2020

COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response …

New report from Candid asks how do we bridge the peacebuilding gap?

Dawn Shackels 18 July 2020

The Foundations for Peace Network is delighted to contribute to the ‘Philanthropy for a safe, healthy and just world‘ survey carried out by Candid and CENTRIS and supported by PeaceNexus Foundation. With over 800 responses …

Royal patronages of charities have no discernible effect

Caroline Fiennes 17 July 2020

Nearly 1,200 UK charities have Royal patrons. Mindful that some donors are much less helpful than they think they are, Giving Evidence set out to investigate whether Royal patronages help charities. We could find no …

UK charities should not seek Royal patrons expecting them to help much, new research shows

Alliance magazine 17 July 2020

A Royal patronage for your charity may not lead to as much as you hope, according to new research published by research organisation and consultancy Giving Evidence. The report shows that almost 75 per cent …

Cambridge Sustainability Commission to focus on sustainable behaviour

Alliance magazine 17 July 2020

KR Foundation, together with the Cambridge Sustainability Commission from the Cambridge University Press, is launching a project to help inform innovative, effective, evidence-based projects and interventions that will bring sustainable behaviour into mainstream thinking on …