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Introducing the Alliance’s new strategic plan

I’m pleased to share the Alliance’s new strategic plan, which marks the culmination of a year of dedicated effort by the Alliance’s staff, Advisory Board, and members. It charts a path for the organization over the next five years toward a world that increasingly supports and realizes the full benefit of scientific discovery. Our mission as an Alliance is to help our members and advisees advance that discovery through visionary philanthropy.

With the plan now complete, our focus has already turned to execution. I believe you’ll find within this plan a consistent focus on work that supports our members’ shared interest in discovery science. As the strategy outlines, this falls under two interrelated pillars: encouraging new philanthropy for science and increasing the effectiveness and impact of science philanthropy. Woven between these two are activities like our ongoing advising services and shared learning opportunities as well as a renewed focus on efforts like partnerships and positioning science philanthropy for influential audiences.

While this plan was a collective effort, I do want to offer a special thanks to our Strategy Roundtable. Under guidance from Strategy Director Kate Lowry and with input from our Advisory Board, this group of representatives from 10 member organizations worked tirelessly to explore and refine the Alliance’s unique contribution to science philanthropy. Their collective effort is a prime example of how collaboration across funders can yield important results that elevate the entire science philanthropy community.