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Offshore philanthropy

Timothy Ogden and Laura Starita 17 January 2017 For Subscribers

Organized philanthropy exists because a few individuals are able to accumulate a vast surplus of resources. Given how much good is done with philanthropic donations, it seems ungrateful to look too closely at the source …


Corporate Foundations in Fontainebleau: A significant ‘first’

Steffen Bethmann and Theresa Gehringer 20 December 2016

More than 80 representatives from corporate foundations and national foundation networks – the very first gathering of corporate foundations from across Europe – came together on 5 and 6 December at the INSEAD campus in …


Global Summit on Community Philanthropy: #ShiftThePower

Alliance magazine 6 December 2016

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in Johannesburg, South Africa on 1 – 2 December 2016. We provided coverage of the event from: Aimi Zhou, …

The new generation of Swiss philanthropy

Etienne Eichenberger 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

When she was 23, Anna’s* parents proposed to her and her three brothers aged 16, 18 and 21 that they engage in the family’s philanthropic activities. They were given a four-year budget and complete freedom …

Corporate foundations: last legs or new legs?

Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

‘A brave new world’ is how Michelle Wright of philanthropy consultancy Cause4 describes corporate foundations in a 2014 Huffington Post article. David Grayson of Cranfield University’s School of Management, on the other hand, strongly believes …

How corporate foundations in Colombia can contribute to a lasting peace

Carolina Suarez 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

After more than six years of talks between the government and the FARC, the oldest and most violent guerrilla insurgency movement in Colombia, we are facing a historical moment. The narrow failure of the plebiscite …

The new African philanthropy

Elizabeth Coleman and Halima Mahomed 22 November 2016 For Subscribers

African philanthropic institutions are demonstrating how donors can more effectively foster independent action and strengthen movements for change. This different approach may hold the key to durable development on the continent. Although many donors recognize that …

Foundations and cities: adding purpose to urban development

Oscar Fergutz and Marcela Mondino 18 October 2016

Back in 1976, when Habitat I was held in Vancouver, most institutions, including governments and academia were unaware of the impact of urbanization on development. By the time of Habitat II in Istanbul 20 years …

Does philanthropy have too much influence? A scholar’s perspective

Noomi Weinryb 11 October 2016

The September issue of Alliance grapples with a central dilemma of philanthropy: to what extent should philanthropists influence government policy? When, if ever, does this influence become problematic? Within research on philanthropy, the answer to …

Philanthropy Australia conference: is philanthropy future ready?

Alliance magazine 4 October 2016

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s Philanthropy Australia National Conference, in Sydney, Australia. We provided coverage of the event from: Ferdi Hepworth, Director of Partnerships at Social Ventures Australia. Sandra …