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Andrew Milner

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 21 June 2018

Small, locally-focused but willing to work together: new picture of Colombian foundations

The Colombian foundation sector is relatively young, operates its own programmes, and is overwhelmingly focussed on young people and education. These are some of the most striking findings of a new study of the sector …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 19 June 2018 For Subscribers

The 2018 AVPN Conference, Singapore, 4-7 June 2018

The social and environmental problems we’re facing will require far more resources than we have so far put into them. As a rough indicator, estimates of money to meet the Sustainable Development Goals are eye-watering. …

Andrew Milner 12 June 2018

Never underestimate the power of muppets

‘Don’t you look nice! Did you get any breakfast this morning?’ The answer was yes and we chorused it with a will. Our enthusiasm might seem surprising but the thing is, our interlocutor was a …

Andrew Milner 8 June 2018

Is it the end of ‘philanthropy’ as we know it?

It may be that the term philanthropy has never been entirely satisfactory especially – and paradoxically – since the notion has become globalised. Once upon a time, there was charity. Then, that began to seem …

Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 6 June 2018

Make tax breaks for grantmakers conditional on more transparency, suggests philanthropy think-tank

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), a leading philanthropy think-tank and consultancy has called on the UK government to consider removing the tax privileges of foundations who don’t conform to improved standards of transparency. NPC argues that …

Special feature Andrew Milner 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Pioneers of philanthropy support

Alliance associate editor Andrew Milner profiles some of the key people past and present who have been instrumental to the development of philanthropy infrastructure and have made major contributions both internationally and in their respective …

Andrew Milner 27 April 2018

Chilean foundations are behind the curve, suggests study

A recently-published study by CEFIS UAI and the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University notes three major challenges facing the Chilean foundation sector if it is to make a significant contribution to the …

Andrew Milner 23 April 2018

European infrastructure bodies put their weight behind single philanthropy market

Three of the principal pan-European philanthropy infrastructure bodies are to hold what they are calling a philanthropy ‘scrum’ at the end of May to discuss ways to create a single market for philanthropy in Europe. …

Andrew Milner 17 April 2018

Study finds human rights funding up by nearly 50 per cent since 2010

Though human rights funding often features in philanthropy news because it is inadequately resourced, funding for the issue increased by almost half since 2010, according to a new study. The Advancing Human Rights initiative, a …

Andrew Milner 27 March 2018

Philanthropy still not understood by development community, says OECD report

Foundations have a potentially important role to play in achieving the SDGs, but there are two major obstacles to their doing so, says a new report released by the OECD on Friday. First, the shortage …