Alliance@PND

Through an agreement with UK-based Alliance magazine, PND is pleased to be able to offer a series of articles about global philanthropy.

Should Philanthropy Help People Leave?

Should Philanthropy Help People Leave?

Timothy Ogden  |  January 4, 2017

If foundations are to be "America's passing gear," writes Alliance contributing editor Timothy Ogden, perhaps it's time they adopted a more radical approach to helping poor people in failing communities.... 

#ShiftThePower: It's About Time...

#ShiftThePower: It's About Time...

Hilary Gilbert  |  December 6, 2016

People the world over are tired of bad development, tired of being patronized or ignored, and tired of seeing money poured down the drain, writes Hilary Gilbert, a research fellow at the University of Nottingham and chair of the South Sinai Foundation....

Climate Philanthropy: The Tyranny of the 2 Percent

Climate Philanthropy: The Tyranny of the 2 Percent

Edouard Morena  |  November 1, 2016

In the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, Edouard Morena, a lecturer at the University of London Institute in Paris, examines the role of climate philanthropy after the Paris Agreement....

The Case for Philanthropic Freedom

The Case for Philanthropic Freedom

Joanne Florino  |  October 11, 2016

Long cherished, philanthropic freedom isn't guaranteed, and the growing number of direct and indirect attacks on this hallmark of civil society in the U.S. is cause for concern, writes the Philanthropy Roundtable's Joanne Florino....

Who Gets to Define Philanthropy?

Who Gets to Define Philanthropy?

Linsey McGoey  |  September 13, 2016

The problem with philanthropy, argues Linsey McGoey in the latest installment of our Alliance@PND series, is not that it's too powerful, but that certain voices within the sector are too powerful within it....

Philanthropists: Come on Board (the Carbon-Neutral) Train

Philanthropists: Come on Board (the Carbon-Neutral) Train

Bill McKibben, May Boeve  |  August 4, 2016

The founder and executive director of 350.org, which works to raise awareness of the need to reduce carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million, explains why the movement needs the support of "big philanthropy"....

A Call to Foundations: Divest Now From Fossil Fuels

A Call to Foundations: Divest Now From Fossil Fuels

Clara Vondrich, Ellen Dorsey, Sian Ferguson  |  July 6, 2016

The fossil fuel era is winding down but the transition to a zero-carbon economy is being obstructed by fossil fuel companies. Philanthropy can, and must, lead the way to a clean-energy future, write three leaders of the divest-invest movement....

A Call to Foundations: Engage Now

A Call to Foundations: Engage Now

Mark O'Kelly  |  June 9, 2016

To meet the targets set by the Paris Agreement, a radical shift in corporate behavior is needed, argues Mark O'Kelly, head of finance and administration at the Barrow Cadbury Trust....

What Role for Philanthropy in Opening Up Migration?

What Role for Philanthropy in Opening Up Migration?

Alexander Berger  |  May 9, 2016

Allowing more migration to wealthy countries is one of the most powerful strategies for reducing global poverty. The Open Philanthropy Project's Alexander Berger shares some ideas about how foundations can help....

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: A Role for Philanthropy?

The Refugee Crisis in Europe: A Role for Philanthropy?

Ayesha Saran  |  April 11, 2016

The Barrow Cadbury Trust's Ayesha Saran suggests that philanthropy's greatest opportunity in responding to the refugee crisis in Europe may be in treating the crisis not as a discrete event but as part of a wider effort to create more just and equal societies....

New Mindsets and Practices Are Needed to Fund the SDGs

New Mindsets and Practices Are Needed to Fund the SDGs

Heather Grady  |  March 7, 2016

The Sustainable Development Goals will require governments to rethink how they collect and allocate funds, and how private investors and businesses must reorient their practices toward positive social and environmental impacts....

Audacity, Adaptability Key to SDG Partnerships

Audacity, Adaptability Key to SDG Partnerships

Rachita Vora  |  February 5, 2016

Because the Sustainable Development Goals focus as much on what we must achieve as on how we go about it, the development agenda enables new possibilities for collaboration across sectors and borders, writes the Dasra Girl Alliance's Rachita Vora....

Foundations Keen to Collaborate on SDGs

Foundations Keen to Collaborate on SDGs

Barry Knight  |  January 5, 2016

In the latest installment in our Alliance@PND series, Barry Knight, director of the Webb Memorial Trust, shares results from a survey of foundations in twenty-four countries aimed at gauging grantmaker interest in the Sustainable Development Goals....

Foundations and the SDGs: Poised to Make a Difference?

Foundations and the SDGs: Poised to Make a Difference?

Larry McGill  |  December 7, 2015

Robust data systems will be fundamental to ensuring global adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and philanthropy can help jump-start that process, says Foundation Center vice president for research Larry McGill....

Young Donors’ Attitudes to Giving

Young Donors’ Attitudes to Giving

Andrew Milner  |  November 5, 2015

Andrew Milner talks to young donors from Brazil, Switzerland, Ghana, Mexico, Lebanon, and Singapore about the differences between their philanthropic priorities and those of their parents....

Next Best Things in U.S. Philanthropy Spark Questions

Next Best Things in U.S. Philanthropy Spark Questions

Jason Franklin  |  October 7, 2015

In our latest Alliance@PND installment, Jason Franklin, W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, reviews six recent trends in American philanthropy and considers their long-term implications....

Interview With Hilary Pennington

Interview With Hilary Pennington

Caroline Hartnell  |  September 8, 2015

Pennington, vice president of the Ford Foundation's Education, Creativity, and Free Expression program, talks with Caroline Hartnell about Ford's new focus on inequality and its commitment to provide more general operating support.... 

Civic Solutions: A New Era for Citizen Feedback

Civic Solutions: A New Era for Citizen Feedback

Elizabeth Christopherson  |  August 20, 2015

Rita Allen Foundation president Elizabeth Christopherson writes in our latest installment of Alliance@PND about the potential of digitally-linked communities to participate creatively and effectively in civic change....