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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 …

Shifting the frame

Vani Jain 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

Philanthropy needs to move away from targeted support for a few to mental health for all When I started at Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in 2006, mental health was an unfamiliar term. …

Foundation staff, the pandemic and mental well-being

Sevda Kilicalp 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

Ensuring the mental health of staff post-Covid will require a permanent culture change for foundations By now, we all know that most foundations have become more flexible and responsive in the wake of the Covid-19 …

Last Word: £100 million to spend on mental health

Alastair Campbell 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

What would you do with the money? Alastair Campbell, British broadcaster and mental health campaigner, has a few ideas One hundred million pounds is a significant amount of money in the world of mental health, …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 March 2022

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2022 issue of Alliance: The Americas Global South funders launch climate crisis network Brazilian giving circle for racial equity  $3m bid …