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Hewlett President urges foundations to give more to tackle climate change

23 January 2018
Emily Hurley and Charles Keidan

Larry Kramer, President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, has issued an urgent call for foundations to focus on the threat caused by climate change – or risk undermining progress of their work in other areas. Kramer used an essay in the foundation’s newsletter ‘Adapting our philanthropy in trying times,’ to confront philanthropy’s relative lack of engagement with worldwide climate change. ‘No problem today is more serious than climate change,’ he said. ‘History is …


Stars: different alignment, same general constellation

22 January 2018
Andrew Milner

Changes of staff and emphases are underway at the London-based Saudi philanthropy, the Stars Foundation. Following a decade of its flagship Impact Awards, Stars’ focus is shifting to the Philanthropy University in Silicon Valley set up by its founders the Al-Dabbagh Group. The Stars Foundation’s long-serving CEO, Muna Wehbe, who stepped down at the end of 2017, will act as adviser to both the University and the Foundation’s With and For Girls Initiative, which will …


TODAY is the CLOSING DATE for nominations for Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

19 January 2018
Alliance magazine

The closing date for nominations for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is Friday 19 January, so today is the …

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The importance of trust

18 January 2018
Amy McGoldrick

‘…11 days ago two bullets crossed off two more faces from my family tree they were 14 they were studying the blood-soaked …


New cohort for Council on Foundation’s diversity initiative announced

17 January 2018
Andrew Milner

The US Council on Foundations (CoF) has announced the 2018 Cohort for its Career Pathways Development Program, a year-long leadership …