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Latimpacto prepares for first conference

Alliance magazine 19 April 2022

Latimpacto, the venture philanthropy network for Latin America, will hold its first conference next week in Cartagena, Colombia. The organisation hopes that this inaugural gathering will help Latin American philanthropists make strategic connections for impact …


Village to global village: Making sense of impact, ESG, and other ‘good’ ideas

Farahnaz Karim 18 April 2022

Impact at the village level In my first ‘field posting’ as a United Nations Volunteer, I remember (as if it were yesterday) going on a journey to Farah, a province in Afghanistan, to report on …


Foundation plays role in returning tea factory to Rwandans

Alliance magazine 16 April 2022

Five thousand smallholder farmers in Rwanda are now the owners of the country’s largest tea factory, after a years-long process that began a decade ago when the Rwandan government first privatised it. The Wood Foundation …

Spring Impact appoints new CEO

Alliance magazine 7 March 2022

The global organisation Spring Impact has appointed Mohamed Osman as its new CEO. Spring Impact is a nonprofit leader in scaling social impact. Osman was previously the organisation’s UK Director, developing and leading the UK’s …

Business of Philanthropy: Lord Karan Bilimoria

Alliance magazine 6 March 2022

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder of Cobra …

LSE Marshall Institute appoints new director of £50m Impact Accelerator

Alliance magazine 3 March 2022

The LSE Marshall Institute has announced that venture philanthropy and investment specialist Leslie Labruto will be director of its newly launched Marshall Impact Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind new launching ground for innovative social ventures. The new …

Does philanthropy have a mental health problem?

Krystian Seibert 1 March 2022

Philanthropy has often shied away from tackling mental health. Do the reasons usually given for this mask a deeper unease among funders? As a person who is passionate about both philanthropy and mental health and …

Now it’s getting exciting!

Natasha Mueller 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

Although it is seldom highlighted by the SDGs, good mental health is fundamental to many of the most significant challenges we face. There are positive signs that funders are catching on to this Many philanthropists …

Putting power to good use

Bathylle Missika and Laura Abadia 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

Philanthropy is an increasingly significant force in terms of figures for development funding, yet reluctance to make common cause and to measure and account for itself are reducing its effectiveness With $42.5 billion of philanthropic …

Strengthening young people’s mental well-being

Theodoros Chronopoulos, Deborah Diedericks and Eva Roca 1 March 2022

Adolescence can be a critical time for mental health, especially in challenging circumstances. Funders who work with young people – on any issue – can help At EMpower, we partner with organisations in emerging market …