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Celebrating NEF at 40

Peggy Sailler and Philippa Nuttall Jones 14 March 2017 For Subscribers

However they react to it, either by celebrating or trying to ignore it, few forget their 40th birthday. The Network of European Foundations (or NEF as it’s commonly known), is the exception. The organization only …


The Spanish foundation sector: value and challenges

Rosa Gallego 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Globally, the foundation sector has become a key agent of economic and social development, channelling private resources in the general interest. Its significance can be seen in its size, in the direct employment it provides, …


Shading in the blanks on the philanthropy advice map

Andrew Milner 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Our article on the role of banks in the provision of philanthropy advice in the September 2016 issue concluded that asking for and giving advice was, overall, a growing phenomenon. In taking a bird’s-eye view, …

Peter Geithner: an appreciation

Mark Sidel 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Peter F Geithner, for decades a pivotal figure in the Ford Foundation’s programmes in Asia and a long-time catalyst for the development of philanthropy in the region, died in July 2016. He has been remembered …

Pamela Hartigan: an appreciation

Gayle Peterson and Pegram Harrison 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Pamela Hartigan didn’t have current events in mind when she wrote about the power of unreasonable people. Her book The Power of Unreasonable People: How social entrepreneurs create markets that change the world is certainly …

Tribute to Peter Hero: Philanthropy driving innovation

Catherine Brown 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

It was the saddest news to hear in August last year that Peter Hero had died of cancer. There are people who spread ideas and influence far and wide during their lifetimes. Peter Hero was …

WINGSForum 2017

Alliance magazine 28 February 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s annual WINGS Conference in Mexico City, on 22-24 February 2017. We provided coverage of the event from: Jens Böhme, Head of Philanthropy at Realdania, Denmark Fabiana Hernández Abreu, …

Alliance Breakfast Club – #ShiftThePower: The rise of community philanthropy

Alliance magazine 14 February 2017

This month’s Alliance breakfast club, kindly hosted by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), brought together community philanthropy professionals, academics, and members of NGOs, to discuss the growing form of community philanthropy, and the idea that development should be …

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 …