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Charles Keidan

Interview Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

Interview: Adessium Foundation

Adessium is an endowed foundation in the Netherlands, established in 2005 by commodities trader Gerard van Vliet and his family. Today, it spends approximately €18 million annually on programmes including marine conservation and efforts to …

Special feature Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

Philanthropists who own or back media

The following is a small selection of philanthropists who have exploited the potential power of media as part of a wider philanthropic or commercial arsenal: Pierre Omidyar Founder of eBay Pierre Omidyar has, in his …

Special feature Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

Foundation programmes on the media

A number of foundations run programmes on the media in different parts of the world backing investigative journalism, maintaining journalistic standards in the digital age, increasing credibility of news and maintaining open channels of information …

Special feature Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

Selected media organizations backed by philanthropy

Malaysiakini The philanthropically-backed Malaysiakini in Malaysia was founded by Premesh Chandran and journalist Steven Gan in November 1999 as a space for uncensored journalism. It has become a significant news source in Malaysia, and claims to …

Special feature Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

Last word: Funding the philanthropy media

The need for informed and rigorous coverage of philanthropy is greater than ever. As philanthropy grows in power and influence, assumes new forms and takes root in new markets, who is going to tell the …

Editorial Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

New look philanthropy media 

Welcome to the new–look Alliance magazine  The flagship of Alliance Publishing Trust is this magazine, our quarterly print publication dedicated to the pursuit of independent coverage of philanthropy worldwide. You read it for opinion and analysis of trends and developments in the sector, interviews with leading philanthropists and …

1 Charles Keidan 16 November 2017

British foundations have come of age

Around 400 people gathered at the British Medical Association’s headquarters in North London last week for the annual conference of the UK’s Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), the leading umbrella body for British philanthropy. The …

Special feature Caroline Fiennes, Helen Owen and Charles Keidan 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

White and wealthy 

The Alliance diversity survey reveals some gaps but we only know so much. Introduction When Alliance magazine was planning its special feature, it wanted the issue to be informed by data on diversity in institutional philanthropy in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, class and disability. As limited data are available, Alliance decided to conduct its …

Editorial Charles Keidan 5 September 2017

Philanthropy reflects the elites not the streets 

‘Nothing about us without us’ was a slogan coined by disability rights activists to communicate the idea that no policy should be decided by any representative without the full and direct participation of members of the group(s) affected. Many working in philanthropy would …

Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan 31 July 2017

Global social justice fund launched by Buffett’s NoVo Foundation

The NoVo Foundation, an organization founded by philanthropists Peter and Jennifer Buffett, has launched a new $20 million fund to support social justice globally. The Radical Hope Fund will commit the funds over four years …