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Alliance magazine 4 August 2017

Academic initiative to illuminate philanthropy’s role in education

An initiative sponsored by the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG), the Sheikh Saud bin Sawr Al Qasimi Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, has opened a call for paper submissions …

Alliance magazine 2 August 2017

New report finds gender representation stagnant among US philanthropy leadership

The proportions of women and people of racial and ethnic minorities in philanthropic leadership levels has been stagnant over the past decade, according to a new report from the Council on Foundations. The report, titled …

Interview Alliance magazine 1 August 2017 For Subscribers

Interview: Maurice Makoloo of the Ford Foundation

When it comes to relations between civil society and business, it’s not a straightforward case of angels versus demons, says Maurice Makoloo, the regional director of the Ford Foundation in eastern Africa. What stops them …

Alliance magazine 27 July 2017

European donor network appoints new leadership in Brussels

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 …

Alliance magazine 13 July 2017

New report details state of funding for girls

A new report examines funding for girls among private sources, both individuals and organizations. Written by Alisha Miranda, managing director of philanthropic consultancy I.G. Advisors, the report aims to ‘provide a definitive landscaping’ of the …

Alliance magazine 11 July 2017

Alliance Breakfast Club – Solidarity: more in common?

This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, kindly hosted by CCLA, brought together philanthropy professionals, academics, and members of NGOs, to discuss the complex relationship between philanthropy and solidarity and looks at the different ways that philanthropy is responding to …

Alliance magazine 11 July 2017

Online platform to increase transparency in Mott Foundation’s giving to Flint

The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a major US based foundation focused on education, civil society and the environment, has launched an online platform providing ongoing updates on its grants to address Flint’s water crisis. Just …

Alliance magazine 7 July 2017

Teaching philanthropy in the ‘Middlebury Bubble’

For a small but growing number of professors, philanthropy is being taught in the classroom to students who then engage in philanthropy. In 2013 and 2015, we co-taught a course at Middlebury College in Vermont …

Alliance magazine 6 July 2017

King Baudouin Foundation’s grantmaking up by €10 million, says annual report

The Belgium public benefit foundation, King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), has released its 2016 activity report. Its grantmaking increased by almost €10 million, giving over €41.9 million to individuals and organizations in 2016. Similar to the …

Alliance magazine 4 July 2017

India’s Azim Premji wins philanthropy award

Azim Premji, Indian philanthropist and Chairman of Wipro Limited, has been selected as a 2017 recipient of the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. Premji was one of only two international recipients of this year’s award. The …