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Sustainable Development Goals

Rattling the Cages: Helping the world to see clearly

James Chen 17 September 2021

In 1962 the idea of putting a man on the moon was a pipe dream. Yet seven years later, the moon landing inspired an entire planet, giving way to new etymology around what it means …


Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy, urgently commit more resources to tackle climate change, and fulfil its unique …


25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …

Fondation de France on what its learned from 50 years of climate work

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 24 August 2021

Fondation de France has been committed to funding environmental action for 50 years – the foundation’s moment of awakening was in the 1970s during the oil crisis. Since that time, it has joined the French …

Business of Philanthropy: Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross

1 Alliance magazine 1 August 2021

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 Peter Maurer, President of the International …

Supporting Myanmar through social and economic disruption

Prae Sunantaraks 26 July 2021

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the people of Myanmar are suffering doubly under the weight of fragile governance and social and economic disruption. It is therefore a welcome sign of hope that our …

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: an MDB looking to do more

Alan Rousso 24 June 2021

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), founded in 1991 with headquarters in London, is the only Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) based in the U.K. Our mandate makes us a little different from other …

Response: Here’s how we build local

Alette van Kralingen 26 May 2021

This article is a response to Building local is central to shifting power by Jenny Hodgson. The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is excited to have entered into a strategic partnership with the Giving for Change …

Racial justice and climate action

Shalinder Carter 23 May 2021

The Black Lives Matter movement, the killing of George Floyd, extreme storms, apocalyptic wildfires, soaring temperatures, and an increase in droughts and floods – all  in 2020 – and all against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, …