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Philanthropy and law: a note to funders

Thomas Hilbink 1 June 2021

I came to philanthropy as a result of studying the ways lawyers, social movements and the funders that support them interacted to shape social change in the US in the 1950s and 1960s. Therefore, your …


Pushing on all fronts

Tamara Vasan 1 June 2021

The comprehensive analysis in your issue on Law, philanthropy and justice (Alliance, March 2021) underscores the need for solutions which originate from and centre on those most directly affected by injustice. A critical node in …


Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas Cross-racial network targets climate justice groups Bezos Earth Fund recruits senior personnel Latimpacto study illuminates …

Family Philanthropy Navigator: The inspirational guide for philanthropic families on their giving journey

Filiz Bikmen 1 June 2021

Reviewed by Filiz Bikmen, Founding director, Esas Sosyal. Remember how it feels to be in a room with a number of small tables, flipcharts, colourful post-its and lively drawings of the participants’ discussions captured on …

Help! How can I get philanthropists to notice my organisation?

Regi 1 June 2021

Dear Regi, How can one increase awareness of an organisation amongst wealth managers and philanthropists? If they are looking to fund organisations or programmes related to our area of focus, how can we make sure …

Civil society embattled and essential during pandemic, finds CIVICUS annual report

Alliance magazine 27 May 2021

Throughout the last year, governments across the world used the uncertainty of the pandemic to clamp down on civic freedoms. In response, millions of people around the world mobilized to demand more just, equal, and …

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, …

Juliette Gimon Courage Awards recognise organisations empowering incarcerated youth

Alliance magazine 22 May 2021

Global Fund for Children has announced the winners of the 2021 Juliette Gimon Courage Awards, recognising the perseverance of three organisations working to advance the rights of children and young people living in difficult circumstances. …

Bill and Melinda Gates: philanthropy caught in the crosshairs of society’s obsession with celebrity

Beth Breeze and Genevieve Shaker 17 May 2021

When does an extremely normal event become global headline news, and when does an ‘historic achievement for humanity’ fail to create much of a ripple in the news cycle? When the key players in both …

Trusting relationships advance philanthropy during times of crisis

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 16 May 2021

Build trusting relationships before times get tough. Regardless of who you’re trying to help or who your potential collaborators are, we’re all human and we need to know that we can count on people to show up …