Caroline Hartnell

Caroline Hartnell

Synergos Senior Fellow & Editor, Alliance Magazine

Caroline Hartnell is the Editor of Alliance Magazine, a quarterly magazine focusing on philanthropy and social investment worldwide that is published by Allavida, a UK-based NGO that works internationally to raise the capacity of civil society at the community level, helping people to acquire the skills, knowledge and resources they need in order to lead local action and bring about constructive change in their communities

Ms. Hartnell established the magazine in its present form in 1998, and is also responsible for Allavida’s series of reports on the non-profit sector in various countries of the world.

Before 1998 she worked as a freelance editor for a variety of non-profit and commercial publishers, as a freelance designer, and carried out editing training. She is also a founder and chair of a local community center.

She has a philosophy degree from the University of Kent.

Alliance aims to look at the challenges that funders face and stimulate new thinking on how they can be met. It includes in-depth features on topics such as social justice philanthropy, governance and accountability, venture philanthropy, community philanthropy and re-granting, always bringing in northern and southern viewpoints. Its audience includes the boards, CEOs and program staff of foundations, large and small, and other funders working internationally, plus the larger national and regional NGOs throughout the world, particularly network and resource organizations. Alliance’s ultimate aim is to increase the flow of resources to civil society organizations and to ensure resources are used as effectively as possible.