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Alliance Audio – solidarity and philanthropy

Alliance magazine 13 June 2017

Welcome to the second Alliance Audio – recorded live from Warsaw at the 2017 European Foundation Centre conference! This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the …

What happens to the rest of it? How foundations make investments

Andrew Milner 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Low-risk investment companies that channel a small percentage of their assets into philanthropy – that’s how Clara Miller, president of the Heron Foundation described foundations in an interview with Alliance a year ago. It’s on …

Are giving games a better way to teach philanthropy?

Jon Behar 11 April 2017

Alliance’s recent feature on philanthropy scholarship showcased the growing number of educational opportunities tailored for current and prospective social sector professionals. As Gregory Witkowski described the phenomenon: ‘The development of philanthropy and nonprofit studies programmes …

Alliance Breakfast Club – #research2practice

Alliance magazine 4 April 2017

The most recent Alliance Breakfast Club, held at St. Luke’s Community Centre in London, debated the tensions between philanthropy scholars and practitioners, as presented in the March issue of the magazine, guest edited by Marta Rey …

Alliance Audio – foundation payouts

Alliance magazine 23 March 2017

Welcome to the inaugural Alliance Audio – new ground for Alliance magazine! This is the first in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world. In our first …

Celebrating NEF at 40

Peggy Sailler and Philippa Nuttall Jones 14 March 2017

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 …