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Charles Keidan

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 Charles Keidan 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Interview with Rohini Nilekani

‘In an ideal world, philanthropy would be redundant, or at least play only a small role in society. When you allow the super-wealthy to have a very big voice, you run a lot of risks.’ …

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 …

Special feature Charles Keidan 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Foundations or philanthropy: what’s in a name? Interview with Gerry Salole

‘I personally think philanthropy needs to exercise more power, not less.’ A key feature of the European Foundation Centre’s new strategic framework is the shift in emphasis from ‘foundations’ to ‘philanthropy’, as reflected in the …

Interview Charles Keidan 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

The expanding world of philanthropy advisory: interview with Melissa Berman

As president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Business School, Melissa Berman is closely involved in philanthropy’s growing – and increasingly global – ecosystem. She talks to …

Analysis Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 6 September 2016 For Subscribers

Philanthropy’s bankers: why do banks offer advice on philanthropy?

The Financial Times noted in 2012 that ‘in less than a decade, philanthropy offices have become an integral part of the world’s largest private banks and wealth management providers’. Among those cited by the article …

Editorial Charles Keidan 6 September 2016

Nothing but in care of thee

In September 2011, Alliance devoted its special feature to the rise of the Gates Foundation. That feature was controversial. It highlighted concerns about the disproportionate power exercised by the foundation through its large size and …

Analysis Charles Keidan 5 July 2016

What’s next for climate philanthropy?

Alliance’s summer edition looks at climate philanthropy after the Paris Agreement. This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, held in association with the Oak Foundation, brought together foundation professionals, academics and NGO’s to discuss the Paris agreement …

Interview Charles Keidan 28 June 2016

Interview: Rhodri Davies, Charities Aid Foundation

Rhodri Davies of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has just published a book on the history of British philanthropy, Public Good by Private Means. In doing so, he discovered more to that history than a series …