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Going it together: Making the hard work of systems change easier by collaborating

Joanne Schneider 21 October 2018

Funder collaboration has long been viewed as a useful tool; and now, based on a new report by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, there is specific insight on how, when and why such collaborations can be effective …


How philanthropy adds value to India’s effort to achieve SDGs

Heather Grady 5 August 2018

How can philanthropy leverage its specialised resources to effectively contribute to India’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation? This was the question posed at a recent session in Bangalore during the second annual meeting of the …


The Future of Philanthropy part three: a growing philanthropic oligarchy

James Alexander 2 August 2018

In terms of creating more philanthropic impact, two cross-cutting ideas surfaced repeatedly in the Future of Philanthropy report – digital technology and long term collaborations. The first was viewed as the critical underpinning that will …

More countries are now eligible for a free electronic subscription to Alliance

Alliance magazine 20 April 2018

Alliance magazine have added eight more countries from Europe and a further two countries from Latin America to their list of countries that are eligible for a free digital subscription which usually cost £45 per …

Cryptocurrencies, global governance and our collective future

4 Jonah Wittkamper 7 February 2018

A cryptocurrency tied to world democracy, sustainability and poverty alleviation could save the world.  The bitcoin rise decentralizes power and represents a shift in loyalties from governments to technology. Millennial enthusiasm for virtual currencies and …

The importance of trust

Amy McGoldrick 18 January 2018

‘…11 days ago two bullets crossed off two more faces from my family tree they were 14 they were studying the blood-soaked arithmetic pages are still sitting on the mantel…’ Emi Mahmoud, a Sudanese-American slam poet, performing at …

Philanthropy in a recession

4 Shelagh Gastrow 11 August 2017

In principle, philanthropy should be focusing on organisations that are involved in systemic change and government should be supporting those organisations that deal with basic human requirements. In that case, non-profits are unlikely to be …

The Role of Philanthropy in Addressing the Greek Crisis

European Foundation Centre 28 July 2015

This post originally appeared on the blog  of the European Foundation Center. The original article can be found here> What is philanthropy’s appropriate role in the midst of the Greek socioeconomic crisis? The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has been …

Interview – Caroline Mason

Alliance magazine 1 August 2013

After much preparation and amid great publicity, Big Society Capital (BSC) was launched last year with funding from dormant bank accounts and from the four ‘Merlin’ banks (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank …

Changing roles in a changing world

Anthony Tomei 1 June 2013

The collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 seems to mark a symbolic moment at which the world changed. The changes were felt very differently in different parts of the world, but it seems likely that …