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Alliance magazine 21 October 2017

Soros gifts $18 billion to Open Society Foundation

Disclosed last week, George Soros gifted $18 billion dollars to his Open Society Foundations. The foundation’s founder and chairman has now made one of the largest transfers of wealth ever, by a private donor to …

Alliance magazine 20 October 2017

Barrow Cadbury Trust appoints Erica Cadbury as new Chair of Trustees

Beginning on 21 October, Barrow Cadbury Trust will be welcoming a new Chair of Trustees. Erica Cadbury will be succeeding Helen Cadbury, who passed away at the end of June. Erica has been a part …

Alliance magazine 17 October 2017

Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy’s diversity challenge

This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, kindly hosted by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, discusses philanthropy’s diversity challenge; how can philanthropy do the most good if it doesn’t reflect the society it seeks to serve?Being in touch …

Alliance magazine 10 October 2017

Judges announced for 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

In September, Alliance magazine announced the launch of the 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. We are now pleased to be able to announce the names of the judges who will review the shortlist and select …

Alliance magazine 9 October 2017

Max von Abendroth joins DAFNE as Brussels-based Executive Director

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe recently made a strong addition to their team. As of 1st October 2017, Max von Abendroth took the position as DAFNE’s Brussels-based Executive Director. This addition allows DAFNE …

Alliance magazine 5 October 2017

Andes Amazon Fund to receive $15 million in support of biodiversity conservation

Home to the world’s greatest concentration of biodiversity and wildlife ecosystems, the Amazon headwaters region is one of the premier focuses of planetary health. In order to protect the environmental health and ecological function of …

Alliance magazine 4 October 2017

Foundations call on themselves to get better

Last month, the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), engaged by the Skoll Foundation, and working together with a Steering Group composed of the Porticus, Ford and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, published a report looking at funder behaviour …

Interview Alliance magazine 3 October 2017 For Subscribers

Interview: Lenka Setkova of the Coutts Institute

Lenka Setkova is executive director and a philanthropy adviser at Coutts Institute, within Coutts private bank. Setkova brings a rare set of qualifications to the task, having worked for government, foundations and think-tanks and her …

Alliance magazine 30 September 2017

Day of foundations and donors celebrated across Europe

The European Day of Foundations and Donors, founded in 2013, is a day to reflect and celebrate the advancements in philanthropy throughout Europe and promote a culture of giving. Celebrated on 1 October, events will …

Alliance magazine 29 September 2017

Insights sought for Scottish philanthropy research project

The Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, are seeking insights, knowledge, stories and any materials to aid their 2017/2018 academic project into Scottish philanthropy. Scotland …