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Doing Good Index 2020 shows how Asia can maximise doing good in a post-Covid world

Ruth Shapiro 6 July 2020

Famous American politician Tip O’Neil once said that ‘all politics is local’. These days, philanthropy is local as well. Of course, not all philanthropy has localised, but even prior to COVID-19, we saw trends toward …

Alliance webinar: How will the study of philanthropy contribute to social impact?

Alliance magazine 3 July 2020

Alliance magazine and the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) at the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, together hosted a webinar on understanding and improving the global practise of philanthropy. Kindly sponsored by the CSP, …

EFC report charts responses to COVID-19 pandemic

Alliance magazine 1 July 2020

The European Foundation Centre has released a report that charts survey responses of how foundations are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report features over 100 responses from 27 countries and looks at how EFC …

Alliance magazine, Centre for Strategic Philanthropy to host upcoming webinar on global practice of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 30 June 2020

The University of Cambridge Judge Business School Centre for Strategic Philanthropy will join Alliance magazine on Wednesday, 1 July at 16:00 CET for a webinar looking at understanding and improving the global practice of philanthropy. …

Foundations and trade unions: The time is right for greater collaboration

Keiran Goddard 26 June 2020

New research confirms that there is little formalised trade union presence within foundation governance structures, despite so many shared areas of interest. But as foundations begin to think more about advocacy, movement-building, and the future …

Centre for Strategic Philanthropy established at University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Alliance magazine 24 June 2020

A new Centre for Strategic Philanthropy has been established at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. The Centre will be dedicated to examining strategic philanthropy within and from the world’s highest-growth markets, including Africa, …

Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society releases 2020 Doing Good Index

Alliance magazine 22 June 2020

The Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), a Hong Kong-based research and advisory organisation, has released its annual Doing Good Index. The study’s purpose is to examine the vital role of the social sector, …

Long history of philanthropy and public health: Rockefeller Foundation campaigns in early 1900s

Barbara Shubinski 5 May 2020 For Subscribers

With the outbreak of COVID-19 stretching the capacity of governments and civil society around the world, philanthropies too are considering their role in the crisis. Barbara Shubinski, Director of Research and Education at the Rockefeller …

Interview: Benjamin Bellegy, WINGS

Andrew Milner 5 May 2020

The latest piece of research produced by the Worldwide Networks for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), designed to help philanthropy support organisations (PSOs) think through their role in changing circumstances has been overborne by the Covid-19 crisis…well, …

Getting the have-mores to give more

The Beacon Collaborative 14 April 2020

Why don’t wealthy people in the UK give more? A new collaboration is determined to find out – and to change it. The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) reported total giving among the British population at …