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Alliance magazine 17 February 2017

Rogier van der Weerd appointed as Adessium Foundation’s next managing director

The Netherlands based Adessium Foundation has appointed Rogier van der Weerd as managing director, beginning 1 March 2017. Rogier will succeed Pieter Stemerding, with whom he has worked closely in the development of the foundation …

Alliance magazine 16 February 2017

Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter – Dear Warren

Following the ten-year anniversary of Warren Buffett’s substantial donation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates have dedicated their annual letter to him. Acting as a response to a letter received from Buffett …

Alliance magazine 13 February 2017

Settling into the new year? Don’t get too comfortable, yet…

What will 2017 bring for the philanthropy sector? A difficult time, thinks philanthropy expert and Alliance editorial board member Lucy Bernholz. In the eighth annual version of her New Year predictions, she foresees more experiments …

Alliance magazine 10 February 2017

New executive director named for the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy in Rotterdam

Ann Huijbregts-Gummels will be the new executive director of the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, starting 1 March 2017. She is replacing the previous executive director of 3 years, Michiel de …

Alliance magazine 9 February 2017

2017 Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnership requesting nominations

The nomination period has opened for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The Council on Foundations’ annual conference will be held …

Alliance magazine 8 February 2017

70 US foundations sign statement condemning executive order on immigration

Over 70 foundations have signed a joint statement on immigration in the wake of President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries. The statement, published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) …

Interview Alliance magazine 31 January 2017 For Subscribers

Interview: Benjamin Bellegy of WINGS

Benjamin Bellegy, the new CEO of philanthropy infrastructure organization WINGS, is a French national living in Brazil. This is emblematic of the breadth of experience he brings to the role. Working previously for NGOs and …

Alliance magazine 25 January 2017

SDG Philanthropy Platform launches in India

The SDG Philanthropy Platform has launched in India, at a meeting of key supporters within Indian philanthropy.   The SDG Philanthropy Platform allows and encourages communication, working partnerships, and the sharing of resources  between philanthropic …

Alliance magazine 23 January 2017

British foundations launch efforts to address loneliness in the elderly

Two foundations have jointly launched the Digital Arts and Creative Ageing fund to offer a novel solution to the problem of loneliness in old age. According to research by Age UK, more than a million …

Alliance magazine 11 January 2017

Council on Foundations announce the 2017 Career Pathways participants

The Council on Foundations has announced the 24 philanthropic leaders who will participate in its fourth Career Pathways Programme. The year-long leadership development programme looks to develop rising stars of the American philanthropic field, honing …