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Which session at the 2020 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

2 Alliance magazine 15 September 2020

As we approach the 2020 EVPA Annual Conference next week, we hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments …


Shloka Nath on climate, collaboration, and COVID-19

Andrew Milner 15 September 2020 For Subscribers

One of the panellists as AVPN 2020 was Shloka Nath, Executive Director of the recently-formed India Climate Collaborative (ICC). As one of the conference themes was collaboration, she talks to Alliance about how ICC puts …


How to make online workshops better

Joe Hill 3 September 2020

Virtual meetings may have been an invaluable tool in this crisis, but it’s fair to say they also have their limitations for longer, group meetings. Spring Impact certainly felt the immediate impact of this, as …

You call It philanthropy, we call it ‘Devlopman Tèt Ansanm’

Marie-Rose Romain Murphy 2 September 2020

Lessons from The Haiti Community Foundation This is the second in a global series of articles and conversations hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange. As COVID-19 started to take hold of countries and regions around …

A matter of mutuality, solidarity and trust

David Bonbright 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Congratulations to the Alliance team, and its outstanding guest editors Halima Mahomed, Graciela Hopstein and Romy Krämer for your coverage of the interplay of progressive social movements and philanthropy in the last issue (June 2020). …

Hong Kong’s Community Resilience Fund: An example of flexibility of social investment for COVID-19

1 Philo Alto 21 August 2020

Since the start of the year, the evolving global pandemic situation has continued to batter economies, organisations, and local communities alike. In response, governments and policymakers have unleashed unprecedented financial and policy support measures to …

How do we join Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship for greater impact? – Part 2

Gorgi Krlev 16 August 2020

Rethinking pathways to impact The need for impact investing to meet and support social entrepreneurship is growing stronger. And yet, we often witness a mismatch between the profiles of investors and those of social entrepreneurs. …

How do we join Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneurship for greater impact? – Part 1

Gorgi Krlev 15 August 2020

Rethinking the rationales for decision-making by entrepreneurs and investors Social Finance and Impact Investing are clearly hot topics. The media are full of them and the global impact investing market is growing dynamically. However, it …

Why the most difficult time for planning strategy may be the right time

Hannah Barker 5 August 2020

As we move into a new phase of the Covid-19 crisis, there is a need – and hopefully now some opportunity – for organisations across the social sector to step back, take stock and determine …

Equipping young people with the skills of the past for the work of the future

Abeer Al Fouti 15 July 2020

Today the world marks an International Youth Skills Day like no other – 2020 not only heralded the beginning of a new decade but the beginnings of a new, unforeseeable world; one that will be …