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Interview Charles Keidan 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Interview: Beate Eckhardt

Swiss foundations operate in a permissive legal environment. But although they don’t have to disclose publicly what they do or how they do it, Beate Eckhardt, chief executive of their umbrella body, SwissFoundations, argues that …

Analysis Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Corporate foundations: last legs or new legs?

‘A brave new world’ is how Michelle Wright of philanthropy consultancy Cause4 describes corporate foundations in a 2014 Huffington Post article. David Grayson of Cranfield University’s School of Management, on the other hand, strongly believes …

Editorial Charles Keidan 29 November 2016

Philanthropy must shift power

‘The most radical way to advance meaningful change is to shift economic, social and cultural power to those who don’t have it.’ (Peter Buffett and Jennifer Buffett, Novo Foundation) The emergence of community philanthropy offers …

Charles Keidan 28 November 2016

Transparency is the antidote to suspicion says Foundation Center’s Brad Smith

Foundations are on a path towards transparency, but still we know too little about them. This was the view of Brad Smith, President of the New York based Foundation Center, speaking at the sixth annual …

Charles Keidan 25 November 2016

Barrié Foundation hosts gathering of Spanish Foundations

Spanish foundations made their presence felt in the city of Coruna this week. The sixth annual conference organised by the Association of Spanish Foundations brought together around 300 philanthropy practitioners at the sumptuous offices of …

Interview 1 Charles Keidan 1 November 2016 For Subscribers

Interview with David Emerson

Foundations’ stock-in-trade is not just money, it’s knowledge. David Emerson, the outgoing chief executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) tells Charles Keidan how ACF has concentrated on providing a forum for sharing and …

Interview Charles Keidan 20 September 2016 For Subscribers

Interview with Henrik Lehmann Andersen

Nordea-fonden is a Danish foundation set up to promote ‘good living’ in Denmark. Its CEO, Henrik Lehmann Andersen talks to Charles Keidan about how it has taken this broad idea and refined it and how, …

Special feature Charles Keidan 6 September 2016

Introduction to the Special feature

How assertive should private philanthropy be, or be allowed to be, in its efforts to influence public life? Philanthropy’s relative freedom gives it a unique vantage point to address social issues. At a time when …

Special feature 1 Charles Keidan 6 September 2016

Interview with Rohini Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani is one of India’s most prominent and outspoken philanthropists. She talks to Alliance editor Charles Keidan about how she gives and to whom; why, for someone whose philanthropy is very public, she sometimes …

Special feature Charles Keidan 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Interview with Amit Chandra: How is philanthropy in India changing?

How has the scale of philanthropy changed in the last decade in India? Philanthropy in India is coming full circle. A century ago the country was economically struggling but at the forefront of global philanthropy …