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European donor network appoints new leadership in Brussels

27 July 2017
Alliance magazine

Max von Abendroth has been appointed as executive director of the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) office in Brussels. He will begin work with the network on 1 October. DAFNE’s network contains 25 national associations and more than 7,500 member foundations. The organization supports ‘dialogue and collaboration’ among its members, according to its website. Abendroth received a degree from Witten/Herdecke University in Germany, and previously worked with the German Association of Magazine Publishers, …


Corporate funding for girls – put your money where your mouth is

26 July 2017
Alisha Miranda

If one were to look at funding girls as a means to accelerate development as a line graph, the inflection point could be pinned to 2009 when the Nike Foundation, among others, produced their Girl Effect film. This viral video is credited with inspiring action across the private, public and non-profit sectors to empower girls. It’s fitting that the start of this movement can be, in part, credited to a corporate actor: business has played …


Disasters and climate change: an infographic

25 July 2017
Aid & International Development Forum

The number of forcibly displaced people has grown from 33.9 million in 1997 to 65.6 million persons in 2016 due …


New report sheds light on age gap, lack of diversity in US philanthropic sector

24 July 2017
Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan

An in-depth report published by the Council on Foundations, the US association of philanthropic organizations, highlights ongoing discrepancies across age …


Reflections of an Alliance intern: Philanthropy, the problem or the solution?

21 July 2017
Amanda Aguilar

‘What is philanthropy?’ was one of the first questions Alliance editor Charles Keidan asked me when I first arrived at …