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Alliance magazine 24 February 2018

Size matters in unexpected ways, suggests new report on lean foundations

‘Lean’ foundations – those with few or no staff – make a significant to American philanthropy but their size conditions how they operate according to the latest annual benchmarking report from Exponent Philanthropy (EP), which …

Alliance magazine 24 February 2018

Meet Puja Marwaha, CRY – the penultimate finalist of this year’s Olga Prize

About Puja Marwaha Over the last 38 years, CRY has been a pioneer in the area of public philanthropy in India, introducing the retail model of giving to the country through what were at the …

Alliance magazine 23 February 2018

Meet Priya Naik, Samhita – the fourth of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

About Priya Naik Samhita was founded in 2009 when few companies were engaged in corporate philanthropy and still fewer were strategic about it. Samhita’s aim was to attract not just philanthropic money from the corporate …

Alliance magazine 22 February 2018

North American community foundations make pledge on SDGs

Philanthropy leaders from Canada, the US and Mexico have pledged to reduce poverty across North America. The 10-year commitment, made at the North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City, follows a report on the …

Alliance magazine 22 February 2018

Meet Henry Timms & Asha Curran, #GivingTuesday movement – the third of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

About Henry Timms and Asha Curran In 2012 New York non-profit 92Y came up with the idea of a campaign to celebrate and encourage giving to counterbalance the growing commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber …

Alliance magazine 21 February 2018

Meet Frederick Mulder, Funding Network – the second of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

About Frederick Mulder The Funding Network (TFN) was co-founded in the UK in 2002 by Frederick Mulder. It holds over 20 live crowdfunding events in the UK and Ireland every year and has raised more …

Analysis 1 Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

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 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 six days we will be profiling each of our six finalists: Florencia Roitstein, Ellas: Women & Philanthropy Frederick Mulder, …

Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

Meet the 2018 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize finalists

We are delighted to announce the six finalists for the fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. They come from Argentina, India, the UK and the US and their work extends across the globe. They are equally …

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 …