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Claiming Agency: Reflecting on TrustAfrica’s First Decade

Published in celebration of TrustAfrica’s 10th anniversary, Claiming Agency: Reflecting on TrustAfrica’s First Decade takes an in-depth look its work as an African-led foundation that set out to do things differently. Edited by Halima Mahomed and Elizabeth Coleman, the book has been published in partnership with Weaver Press. Founded in 2006, when solutions to Africa’s challenges were often developed outside its borders, TrustAfrica sought to…

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Funding In Conflict-Affected Environments

Funding In Conflict-Affected Environments addresses the question – how can independent philanthropy fund activities and initiatives in conflict-affected areas in order to promote and support peacebuilding? The study has been authored by Avila Kilmurray and published by the Social Change Initiative, Belfast and the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace.

Ten years of Peacebuilding Work in Conflict Regions

Ten years of Peacebuilding Work in Conflict Regions: Reflections and a Policy Contribution from the FFP Network

On the Network’s 10th anniversary (2016), the two publications present the combined experiences and reflections of the members of the Foundations for Peace Network. They offer the lessons from the network members experience and their thinking on the way forward for philanthropy and its role in the current difficult times.


Walk Together

I received a poem from a friend in my inbox – an uplifting reminder about our hopes for the future at a time when many of us are despairing. It dreams of a race-less future generation, anchored on the words of Jimi Hendrix: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world…

Impact of aid on peace and conflict transformation in a deeply divided society: Lessons from Sri Lanka

The following presentation was shared by Ambika Satkunanathan, Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, Sri Lanka on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Foundations for Peace Network in November 2016, Philanthropy House, Brussels. I am here this morning to share with you the impact of aid on peace and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka, which could…

The Power of an Effective Exit: Ford Foundation’s Exit from the Philippines

By Sarah Bahn and Suzanne Siskel      When I was working for the Ford Foundation as a representative in the Philippines in the late 1990s, the foundation expanded its programming, giving us the opportunity to work on addressing the failing public education system. After just three years, Ford was supporting 27 local education reform…

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South Africa’s Bhekinkosi Moyo wins fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

On November 15, 2016, Alliance Magazine announced  the winner of the fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize: Bhekinkosi Moyo. Bheki is the executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa Philanthropy Network. He has also been instrumental in setting up a Chair in African Philanthropy at the Witwatersrand Business School (WBS) in South Africa.…


The Global Summit on Community Philanthropy is days away!

On December 1-2, 2016, over 350 delegates will converge in Johannesburg to celebrate, network, strategize and draw lessons from the flourishing field of Community Philanthropy that has emerged as an essential tool for strengthening communities’ voice and power. Hosted by the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF), the summit promises to provide a platform for…

What people are saying about ‘Effective philanthropy: another take’

Effective Philanthropy: Another Take is a collection of 11 stories describing a philanthropic intervention against some form of injustice (socioeconomic and/or political) at a local, national or global scale. Each story addresses seven key questions grantmakers wrestle with in order to effect systemic social change. What is the problem? What is the solution? How do we address it? …

Just two weeks left to nominate someone for the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

The Fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize of £5,000 will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change in an emerging market country or countries. All finalists will be featured in a special supplement to be published with the September 2016 issue of Alliance Magazine. The winner will be announced,…