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Alliance magazine 24 March 2017

Rita Thapa appointed as new chair of GFCF board

The Global Fund for Community Foundations has appointed Rita Thapa as the new chair of its board. She will succeed Gerry Salole, chief executive of the European Foundation Centre, who has held the position since 2013. …

Alliance magazine 17 March 2017

Who serves philanthropy? New research puts infrastructure in focus

The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) has published new research on the state of philanthropy infrastructure worldwide. Launched at the 2017 WINGSForum in Mexico City, the study takes an inside look at the backbone …

Alliance magazine 13 March 2017

Goodbye and thank you Atlantic Philanthropies

The Atlantic Philanthropies will close its doors by 2020, becoming the largest foundation to invest an entire endowment and ‘voluntarily conclude operations’. The article ‘Making and Living History’, written by the foundation’s President and CEO …

Alliance magazine 10 March 2017

Boost for social entrepreneurship in Africa

The Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN) has partnered with LifeCo UnLtd South Africa in hosting their annual event this month. Beginning in Cape Town and ending in Johannesburg at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the gathering …

Interview Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Interview: José María Arias Mosquera  

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Fundación Barrié hosted the 6th Conference of the Association of Spanish Foundations and the first International Communications Day on Philanthropy in La Coruña in late 2016. Its president, …

Special feature Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

What do we mean by philanthropy studies?

What do we mean by philanthropy studies? While political studies and business studies are established fields, the conceptual space between the state and market is more ambiguous. The meanings ascribed to philanthropy vary considerably and …

Special feature Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Guide to philanthropy courses

What can students who take up a course or module expect? That will partly depend on which department in the particular university or institution the course is housed. In other words, if it’s part of a …

Special feature Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

An interactive look at the philanthropy studies field

Interactive map of philanthropy centres and chairs Compiled by Lauren Langdon. Notice a university with a philanthropy centre or chair missing from the map? Email alliance@alliancemagazine.org and we will update the map. Explore the timeline …

Special feature Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

An academic ecosystem of philanthropy 

Associations ARNOVA Based in US and founded in 1971, the Association for Research on Non profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is a forum for those interested in research on non-profit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy …

Special feature Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The chair in African philanthropy: Interview with Bhekinkosi Moyo

As part of this special feature on teaching and research in philanthropy, Charles Keidan talks to Bhekinkosi Moyo of the Southern Africa Trust about the development of the first chair in African philanthropy at Wits …