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.

From Diversity to Representation — A Road Map for Foundations

From Diversity to Representation — A Road Map for Foundations

Jenny Oppenheimer  |  September 6, 2017

As the space for progressive values continues to shrink, it is up to foundations to make sure their values are fully reflected in the composition of their senior management teams and boards, argues Ariadne's Jenny Oppenheimer...  

Philanthropic Solidarity: Now More Than Ever

Philanthropic Solidarity: Now More Than Ever

Jason Franklin  |  July 6, 2017

Solidaire's Jason Franklin argues that philanthropic solidarity demands that, beyond the dollars they give, funders must use their voices, networks, and access to support social justice movements....

Keeping the 'Open Society' Open

Keeping the 'Open Society' Open

Janis Emmanouilidis  |  June 5, 2017

The increasing polarization of our societies plays into the hands of radical populists, making the work of civil society organizations committed to the values of "open society" more important than ever, writes the European Policy Centre's Janis Emmanouilidis....

Why Political Science Should Study Organized Philanthropy

Why Political Science Should Study Organized Philanthropy

Theda Skocpol  |  April 4, 2017

Inequality, declining democratic accountability, and partisan polarization are at the forefront of cutting-edge political science, writes Harvard's Skocpol, but none of these phenomena can be fully understood without bringing organized philanthropy into the analysis.... 

Why We Need to Talk About Payouts

Why We Need to Talk About Payouts

Angela Kail  |  March 7, 2017

Unless a foundation or trust is permanently endowed, writes London-based New Philanthropy Capital's Angela Kail, its payout shouldn't simply be a function of the return it earns on its investments....

Is There Any Value in Imposing Annual Payouts?

Is There Any Value in Imposing Annual Payouts?

Cathy Pharoah  |  February 2, 2017

Efforts to impose higher mandatory payout rates on foundations are misguided, writes Cathy Pharoah, not least because they would put at risk foundations' capacity to be proactive and respond to needs in flexible ways....

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....