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Can philanthropy improve the image of big business?

Igor Makarov 17 April 2019

Around the world, people are calling for the redistribution of wealth. This rise in economic populism seeks to strip the corrupt powers that be of their riches and instead empower ‘the people,’ whether they be …


Coverage from EDGE Funders Annual Conference & Global Philanthropy Forum 2019

Alliance magazine 16 April 2019

Alliance is pleased to provide media coverage for this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum in Redwood City, California and the EDGE Funders Annual conference in Ri De Janeiro. Coverage of the events are provided by: Bottom up vs …


Variety of participation triumphs at Global Philanthropy Forum 2019

Harriette Rothwell 16 April 2019

One aspect of the Global Philanthropy Forum 2019 (GPF) that I particularly appreciated was the variety of attendee interaction in structured, semi structured and more informal formats. Each style brought its own distinct type of …

Protecting the voice of advocacy: Global Philanthropy Forum 2019

Peter Eigen 16 April 2019

As this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), I expressed my thanks and admiration to the assembled philanthropy leaders for their great support to advocacy civil society organizations. I emphasized that in the face of failing …

A space for change: EDGE annual conference 2019

Martin Modlinger 15 April 2019

Change sometimes comes in familiar terms. When at the EDGE conference 2019 in Brazil, the discussion came to accountability and reporting, on progress towards goals and on useful indicators, this was not at all surprising …

What does embodied systemic change look like?

1 Michael Kourabas 15 April 2019

On April 10, after three days together in Brazil discussing systemic crises and their alternatives (at a ‘Systemic Alternatives Symposium’), movement leaders from around the world gathered with funders for a movement-funder ‘encontro.’ The encontro, …

Making the case for community organising in Europe

Deborah Doane 14 April 2019

I was quite surprised that when I approached funders to talk about their work on community organising in Europe, many simply said, ‘we don’t fund community organising.’ ‘But you fund community philanthropy,’ I said. ‘Oh …

Calls for greater focus on philanthropy ahead of Australian Federal Election

Alliance magazine 12 April 2019

Australia’s peak body for giving, Philanthropy Australia, is calling for a greater focus on philanthropy from both sides of politics in the lead up to this year’s Federal Election. Philanthropy Australia  released its ‘Federal Election …

Philanthropy Manifesto: a milestone on the road towards a single market for philanthropy

Massimo Lapucci 11 April 2019

On 20 March, in the presence of over 60 representatives from the EU institutions, the European Commission’s Kerstin Jorna (Deputy Director General of DG ECFIN) and Michael O’Flaherty (Director of EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)) …

Turning thoughts and prayers into action: religious pluralism in the era of hate

Shaheen Kassim-Lakha 9 April 2019

A recent New York Times headline following the March 15 mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, poses the question, ‘As Details Emerge on Gunman, New Zealand Asks What It Could Have Done …