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ERNOP seminar series aims to bridge gap between study and practice in philanthropy

Alliance magazine 22 March 2021

The European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) has launched an event series aiming to bridge the academic-practice divide in philanthropy. Comprised of monthly seminars beginning Tuesday, 23 March, the events will cover a broad range …

The European moment for philanthropy?

André Wilkens and Esra Kücük 19 March 2021

The coronavirus has taught us three lessons: First, it is possible to put an economic system on hold everywhere in the world at the same time in a few weeks when the threat is assessed …

With Amsterdam’s new Centre for Grantmaking Research, opportunities for study open

Pamala Wiepking 18 March 2021

Unrestricted funding enables grantees to respond flexibly in times of crisis, helping them to build sustainable and resilient organisations, and it also enables innovation and scaling-up of existing initiatives. This is one of the key …

Denis Mizne: supporting vaccination, education, and leadership in Brazil

Elika Roohi 16 March 2021 For Subscribers

A year ago, the Lemann Foundation – a family foundation in Brazil that focuses on education and capacity-building – received an email from Oxford. It was proposing a partnership: would the Lemann Foundation help organise …

African philanthropy is emerging as a force. How can it increase support to African NGOs?

Jan Schwier, Maddie Holland, Soa Andrian and Siyasanga Hayi-Charters 11 March 2021

When the first confirmed sub-Saharan Africa case of Covid-19 was detected in Nigeria in February 2020, many African governments moved quickly to contain the virus. While other parts of the world struggled to slow the …

Scaling up: what’s it worth?

1 Amy McGoldrick 9 March 2021

Alliance recently held a webinar on ‘scaling up’ within the sector, sponsored by the H&S Davidson Trust. We were joined by a stellar set of panellists: Ann Mei Chang, a leading expert on social innovation …

New guide for funders looks at strategic use of time horizons

Alliance magazine 4 March 2021

To give as much as possible, as fast as possible, or to limit giving to a rate that enables an in-perpetuity existence? These are questions that philanthropists and charitable foundations are increasingly considering as more …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas US funders condemn political violence Indigenous communities combat Covid impact Women-led philanthropy’s ‘starring role’ Europe …

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 …