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Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

Finalists for fifth Olga Prize revealed – plus interview with first finalist; Florencia Roitstein, ELLAS

As we count down to the unveiling of the 2018 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize winner, over the next seven days we will be profiling each of our six finalists: Florencia Roitstein, Ellas: Women & Philanthropy Frederick Mulder, …

Analysis Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

Alliance Audio – What makes an effective foundation

Welcome to the fourth Alliance Audio. This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world. In this podcast Alliance editor Charles Keidan hosts a discussion with Dan Corry, chief executive of New …

Alliance magazine 16 February 2018

Ex-politician to lead major Dutch foundation Porticus

Former Dutch cabinet minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen is to become the new CEO of Porticus, the foundation of the Brenninkmeijer family – one of the largest in the Netherlands. Schultz is due to assume …

Alliance magazine 13 February 2018

Wellcome Trust promises to do better as figures show women earn less than men

Women working at one of Europe’s largest foundations, the UK’s Wellcome Trust, earn less than men according to new figures published by the Trust last week. While women make up 64 per cent of Wellcome’s …

Alliance magazine 13 February 2018

We want to hear from you

Alliance magazine was pleased to announce the unveiling of our new design in our December 2017 issue, ‘Philanthropy and the media’. This issue is free to download thanks to the Democracy and Media Foundation, who sponsored the …

Alliance magazine 9 February 2018

UN Global Goals need effective community philanthropy, says CoF report

Community foundations will be central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a leading philanthropy infrastructure body has claimed. That’s the view of the US Council on Foundations in a new report launched at the …

Alliance magazine 9 February 2018

Open Society Foundations back anti-Brexit outfit

The US’s second largest foundation, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) has donated £400,000 to Best for Britain, a group campaigning to keep the UK in the European Union. The involvement of OSF – and by …

Alliance magazine 9 February 2018

Ford’s Hilary Pennington appointed executive vice president for programs

As of mid-January, Hilary Pennington has assumed the role of executive vice president for programs at the Ford Foundation, a leading job in the US philanthropy sector. Prior to her new role, Pennington was the …

Alliance magazine 4 February 2018

Chinese environmental funders join forces as Hewlett chief warns of urgent need to tackle climate change

A new coalition of major environmental grantmakers was launched in Beijing on 29 January. The news comes days after Larry Kramer, president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in the US called on foundations …

Alliance magazine 30 January 2018

Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy and the media

This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, kindly hosted by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), discusses the relationship between philanthropy and the media; how can they co-exist together and why do they need each other? The worlds …