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Community foundations learn to #shiftthepower in Belfast

8 August 2017
Alliance magazine

Foundations from around the world attended a three-day meeting in Belfast during the week of July 27, held by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and the Global Fund for Community Foundations. The event was centred around the theme of #shiftthepower. Jenny Hodgson, executive director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, spoke on the impact that she hoped the event would have on its participants. ‘Experience teaches us that we can create sustainable solutions …

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Academic initiative to illuminate philanthropy’s role in education

4 August 2017
Alliance magazine

An initiative sponsored by the Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training (NORRAG), the Sheikh Saud bin Sawr Al Qasimi Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, has opened a call for paper submissions ahead of its inaugural symposium in November 2017. Papers on a variety of topics will be accepted, including but not limited to: challenges and opportunities for philanthropy within education, philanthropic and government engagement across the North-South divide, and individual giving …

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New report finds gender representation stagnant among US philanthropy leadership

2 August 2017
Alliance magazine

The proportions of women and people of racial and ethnic minorities in philanthropic leadership levels has been stagnant over the …

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Global social justice fund launched by Buffett’s NoVo Foundation

31 July 2017
Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan

The NoVo Foundation, an organization founded by philanthropists Peter and Jennifer Buffett, has launched a new $20 million fund to …

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European donor network appoints new leadership in Brussels

27 July 2017
Alliance magazine

Max von Abendroth has been appointed as executive director of the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) office in …