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The Future of Philanthropy

September 6, 2023

The task of this report is threefold: first, to review the progress of those trends (where this is possible – an important caveat); second, to present a general picture of global philanthropy, but with specific reference to three regions – South-East Asia, Africa andthe Middle East (the focus areas for the present report); third, by a series of interviews with key figures in the philanthropy sector, to highlight important developments and trends for the future of philanthropy in these three regions and to offer ways tobuild on them.

Localising the SDGs - September 2023

September 1, 2023

Translating SDG language into local dialectsThe SDGs are the international community's flagship for social, economic and environmental welfare. If they are to mean anything and if the world is to come anywhere near achieving them, they must meet the real needs of communities in all countries. How effectively is this being done, what are the challenges and what is the role of philanthropy? The feature is guest edited by Emilia Paz and Rodrigo Villar of CEFIS in Chile. It features expert contributions from Colombia, South Africa, Uganda, India, Italy, the US and Chile. Elsewhere, we talk to Shahira Ahmed Bazari, CEO of Yayasan Hasanah, the philanthropic arm of the sovereign wealth fund of Malaysia. Maja Spanu and Axelle Davezac call for gender equality on foundation boards and make the case for quotas to make it happen.

Philanthropy & Politics: Where should the dividing line fall?

May 12, 2023

Many philanthropic foundations are ambivalent about political involvement or eschew it altogether. Yet, there is a lively trend within philanthropy to support political action through growing civic involvement and building trust in democratic institutions. This feature is guest edited by Sarah Durieux and Jeff Kwasi Klein of the Multitudes Foundation. It includes expert perspectives from around the world shining a light on a new political philanthropy acting in the service of democracy.Elsewhere, we talk to Rena Greifinger of the Maverick Collective, a group of leading female philanthropists driving resources to reproductive justice and changing the conversation about women in philanthropy. Katy Love and Diana Samarasan respond to sceptics of participatory philanthropy and we hear from Gaston Wright in Argentina about philanthropy's role in regulating the internet.

Transformation on the Agenda - March 2023

March 7, 2023

Transformation on the agendaTransformation is more than change. Transformation requires a more thoroughgoing shake up of what we do and how we do it. That's the central message of our latest special feature guest-edited by Michael Seberich of Wider Sense and Erin Ganju of Echidna Giving.The feature includes a provocative peer dialogue with Romy Kramer and Kavita Ramdas who provide an insider's view on the limited appetite for transformation within philanthropy.

Crises Happen, Get Ready - December 2022

December 6, 2022

Crises happen. Get ready.The special feature in this issue of Alliance magazine explores the role of philanthropy in crises and suggests that acting before the fact, rather than simply reacting after it is the way ahead. The issue is guest-edited by Patty McIlreavy and Regine Webster of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.We also hear from contributors on the important role narratives play in determining who gets what when it comes to crisis funding.

Decolonising Philanthropy - September 2022

September 6, 2022

What does decolonisation mean when it comes to philanthropy? And should more foundations be practicing it?The special feature in this issue of Alliance magazine explores how to decolonise philanthropy and why it should be on the agenda of all foundations committed to a more equitable world. Guest edited by Shonali Banerjee of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge University and Urvi Shriram at the Indian School of Development Management.

Learning from Failure - June 2022

May 31, 2022

Philanthropy naturally wants to be defined by its achievements. But those achievements will be much more modest if it does not learn from its failures.The special feature in this issue of Alliance explores what it takes to learn from failure with people and organisations who have set out to change not only their practice but also their outlook. Guest edited by Donika Dimovska, Chief Knowledge Officer, the Jacobs Foundation, Switzerland.

Mental Health Philanthropy - March 2022

March 1, 2022

Against a backdrop of existing social and economic inequalities, the global Covid pandemic has exacerbated mental health problems for the most vulnerable.Globally, those suffering from the impact of war, extreme poverty, famine and climate change are those who suffer most acutely, both materially and psychologically. As with so many other issues, it is therefore the most vulnerable people and communities who should be at the forefront of philanthropy's response.But for too long, and for too many people, that has not been the case.Could the Covid pandemic be the moment to crystallise change both in the scale and focus of funding for mental health around the world?This issue of Alliance explores the present state of philanthropy for mental health (who is doing what and where the gaps are), the intersections with other issues, the factors which have limited mental health philanthropy and the steps that are needed to bring philanthropists together to make common cause in the area. Guest edited by Krystian Seibert, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University Australia and chair, Mental Health First Aid, Australia.

Food Systems Philanthropy - December 2021

November 30, 2021

In the aftermath of the UN Food Systems Summit and UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), it's clear that building a more sustainable food system is more critical than ever and also an area where philanthropy can and should play a catalytic and systemic role.Food systems have seldom been explicitly addressed in funding strategies despite billions donated to issues connected to food systems.This special feature, guest edited by Ruth Richardson of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, argues that philanthropy should take a more systemic approach and 'situate food systems transformation centrally in climate, biodiversity, hunger and health agendas'.

Climate Philanthropy before COP26 - June 2021

June 1, 2021

Welcome to our climate issue. In this issue we look in-depth at the state of climate philanthropy before COP26 in Glasgow – the world's pivotal climate summit.The issue has a special focus on the voices and perspectives of young people around the world and their hopes for how philanthropy can make a difference. Guest editor Winnie Asiti talks to prominent young climate leaders, Nisreen Elsaim in Sudan and Kassim Gawusu-Toure in Ghana.We also interview Nigel Topping, High Level Climate Action Champion for the Glasgow COP26 in Glasgow and hear about the 'incredibly influential' role he says philanthropy is playing in the lead up to the UN summit.In a specially commissioned piece as part of our 25th anniversary series, Sonia Medina of The Children's Investment Fund Foundation tells the story of a quarter century of climate philanthropy.We also profile the various climate philanthropy commitments springing up across the philanthropy world as well as the philanthropy support organisations forging a path for the climate philanthropy of the next decade.Elsewhere, we talk to prominent Brazilian philanthropist and GIFE president, Neca Setubal about the work of her foundation in tackling social realities on the periphery of Sao Paolo. And we continue our focus on funding practice with a look at how Michael Feigelson led the internal overhaul of the Bernard van Leer Foundation during his tenure as executive director.

Law, Philanthropy and Justice - March 2021

March 2, 2021

In this issue, we explore the intersection of law, philanthropy and justice. It includes a special retrospective look at 25 years of philanthropy in the law from James Goldston and Martin O'Brien. They reflect on two foundations who have worked at the cutting edge of law and social change – the Open Society Foundations and Atlantic Philanthropies.But as our guest editors, the Ford Foundation's Nicolette Naylor and Baring Foundation's David Sampson note 'courtroom judgements are only part of the solution' and philanthropic engagement must extend well beyond courts.Lorenzo Wakefield discusses the Mott Foundation's work with community paralegals across Africa and the legal tools needed by people and communities in search of justice.We also feature discussion of philanthropy's response to threats to civil society and the rule of law in Europe.Elsewhere, we talk to Kirsten Hommelhoff, the new CEO of the German Association of Foundation about how to advance best practice while keeping everyone on board. No small challenge for Europe's largest Foundation sector.

Global Health Philanthropy - December 2020

December 1, 2020

In its ongoing response to the Covid-19pandemic philanthropy must addresseconomic and societal inequity if it is tohave a meaningful role in changingglobal health for the better

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