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.

In Search of Peaceful Development

In Search of Peaceful Development

Hope Lyons, Lauren Bradford, Rasha Sansur  |  June 6, 2019

Working in the field of peace and conflict resolution involves a particular set of demands, write Bradford, Lyons, and Sansur. Funders need to be aware and willing to meet them....

Wanted: A Cure for Color-Blindness

Wanted: A Cure for Color-Blindness

Jeff Raikes  |  May 9, 2019

Policy makers and philanthropists often take a color-blind approach to education, calling for policies they believe will support "all" children, writes Raikes. But suggesting that all children have the same shot at opportunity is not borne out by the facts....

Let's Change the System, Not the Symptoms

Let's Change the System, Not the Symptoms

Arianne Shaffer, Tobias Troll  |  April 5, 2019

The large, complex problems of our times are deeply interwoven with today's global political economy, write Shaffer and Troll, and that is the "system" that systems change philanthropy needs to address....

Moving With Movements

Moving With Movements

Solomé Lemma  |  March 6, 2019

To respond effectively to the forces that create systems change, argues Lemma, funders have to be willing to change themselves....

Wealth and Philanthropy in Russia

Wealth and Philanthropy in Russia

Elisabeth Schimpfössl  |  February 4, 2019

Increasingly, wealthy Russians are giving to charity, but their choice, writes Schimpfössl, is often informed by political and social expediency....

African Philanthropy Comes to the Policy Table

African Philanthropy Comes to the Policy Table

Lisa-Anne Julien  |  January 4, 2019

Foundations and high-net-worth individuals on the continent increasingly are willing to join forces with government to advance policy improvements, Julien argues....

Behind Denmark's Royal Foundations

Behind Denmark's Royal Foundations

Jakob Thomsen  |  December 6, 2018

Philanthropy helps the Royal House in Denmark maintain a relationship between monarch and people in the age of democracy, writes Thomsen....

Social Enterprise Is Eroding Civil Society

Social Enterprise Is Eroding Civil Society

Amitabh Behar  |  November 5, 2018

As wealth and power is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands, writes Behar, philanthropy cannot continue to fight symptoms while ignoring structural questions of poverty, injustice, and indignity....

Muslim Philanthropy the British Way

Muslim Philanthropy the British Way

Asif Aziz  |  October 3, 2018

British Muslim philanthropy is founded on both a robust charity infrastructure and on strong Islamic values, writes Aziz, and it's the job of Muslim philanthropy to carry forward these values and transform the general Muslim practice of charitable giving into a long-term, sustainable program....

The Untapped Potential of Muslim Giving

The Untapped Potential of Muslim Giving

Yunus Sola  |  September 4, 2018

On the eve of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists' Global Donors Forum in London, Sola, a co-founder of the Academy of Philanthropy, urges Muslim philanthropists to aim high and dream big....

The Infrastructure Behind the Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Behind the Infrastructure

Lucy Bernholz  |  August 6, 2018

The digital space is the infrastructure we all depend on, writes Bernholz. But for civil society to secure its freedom of thought and action is a major challenge....

Tackling the Information Gap

Tackling the Information Gap

David Bonbright  |  July 3, 2018

The global philanthropy sector's information infrastructure is wholly inadequate, argues Keystone Accountability's Bonbright. But it doesn't have to be that way....

Riding the Tiger of Technological Change

Riding the Tiger of Technological Change

Rhodri Davies  |  June 4, 2018

Philanthropy support organizations have a vital role in ensuring that disruptive technology leads to change for the better, argues Rhodri Davies, head of policy at the UK-based Charities Aid Foundation....

Foundations at Scale

Foundations at Scale

Andrew Milner  |  May 3, 2018

What do foundations and donors mean when they talk about "scaling up" interventions? In the latest installment of our series, Alliance's Andrew Milner explains and shares some examples....

Asian Giving Circles Come of Age

Asian Giving Circles Come of Age

Rob John  |  April 4, 2018

Giving circles are growing in popularity around the world, writes Rob John, and research suggests they are likely to play a significant role in shaping a new generation of donors....

Rules of the Road for Nonprofit Journalism Funding

Rules of the Road for Nonprofit Journalism Funding

Kevin Loker, Tom Rosenstiel  |  March 5, 2018

As the traditional advertising model for media continues to shrink, the role of philanthropic funding in journalism has never been more important — or problematic.... 

The Crisis of Civic Media

The Crisis of Civic Media

Bruce Sievers, Patrice Schneider  |  February 6, 2018

Rational public discourse is being subverted by a combination of technological and cultural forces, write Sievers and Schneider, resulting in a weakening of civic media and posing a grave threat to democracy itself....

The Media Philanthropy Space in 2017

The Media Philanthropy Space in 2017

Eric Karstens  |  January 3, 2018

Philanthropies now support media and journalism to a spectacular degree — some $1.3 billion annually between 2011 and 2015, notes media consultant Eric Karstens, but there is room for foundations to do even more....