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Over 100 foundations pledge flexible funding to grantees in wake of COVID-19 crisis

Alliance magazine 21 March 2020

More than 100 major US-based and international foundations pledged their commitment to more flexible funding to help grantee partners meet emergency needs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis. The pledge is spearheaded by the Ford Foundation, …


Donations to World Health Organisation top $30 million

Alliance magazine 20 March 2020

Over $30 million has been pledged the World Health Organisation (WHO) via special fund in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. The fund is being co-ordinated by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy …


Four lessons learned from COVID-19 and how they are applicable to the fight against climate change

19 March 2020

As we write this, cities across the globe are becoming ghost towns as public spaces, schools, businesses, and places of worship close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Along with carbon emissions and …

How should philanthropists respond to the coronavirus?

18 March 2020

Covid-19 creates unprecedented challenges for all of us, and it is likely that everyone in the UK will be touched by it in some way before we reach a new normal. Our instinctive response to …

Pandemic – A time to demonstrate philanthropy at its best

Brandi Cartwright PhD 17 March 2020

Krystian Seibert shares his reflections about what the COVID-19 pandemic means for the Australian charities sector and four things philanthropy needs to do. I hesitated writing this piece. Because everywhere I look, be it news …

Flexibility and freedom of foundation funding can boost third sector during Coronavirus crisis

Dejon Sipes 17 March 2020

Let’s trust in the third sector to protect the most vulnerable. Sometimes nightmares come true, and dystopian futures only seen in books and movies become a reality. Today our attention is on the victims and …

Lessons from a fundraising journey

Destiney Mitchell 16 March 2020

I have previously written about my views on why donors and philanthropists should give greater consideration to funding first time managers. And similar perspectives have been shared by others in the field. But I rarely …

Alliance Breakfast Club – CANCELLED

Alliance magazine 13 March 2020

Alliance magazine hosts quarterly events in London based on our most recent special feature. Sadly, due to ongoing public health concerns, the Alliance Breakfast Club on Indigenous Philanthropy, due to take place on Wednesday 25 …

Calouste Gulbenkian announce €1 million prize to reward innovation in tackling climate crisis

Alliance magazine 12 March 2020

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation recently announced a €1 million prize to reward outstanding work in climate change mitigation and adaptation.  The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity will be awarded annually and will aim to recognise people, groups of people and/or …

Three signs of a scarcity mindset in your philanthropy

Deshaun Bernier 11 March 2020

As a donor, you want to change the world. You seek transformational change. You don’t want a band-aid. You want solutions. But something stands in your way. That thing between well-intentioned donors and transformational giving …