Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter – Dear Warren

16 February 2017
Alliance magazine

Following the ten-year anniversary of Warren Buffett’s substantial donation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates have dedicated …


The world is upside-down. What are human rights funders doing to turn it over?

15 February 2017

On January 21, one day after the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, an estimated four million people participated in …

Conference reports

Alliance Breakfast Club – #ShiftThePower

14 February 2017
Halie Dalton

The 9 February Alliance magazine Breakfast Club, hosted by St Luke’s Community Centre in London, and sponsored by the Charities Aid Foundation, …


Settling into the new year? Don’t get too comfortable, yet…

13 February 2017
Alliance magazine

What will 2017 bring for the philanthropy sector? A difficult time, thinks philanthropy expert and Alliance editorial board member Lucy …

New executive director named for the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy in Rotterdam

10 February 2017
Alliance magazine

Ann Huijbregts-Gummels will be the new executive director of the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, starting …


2017 Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnership requesting nominations

9 February 2017
Alliance magazine

The nomination period has opened for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations’ …


70 US foundations sign statement condemning executive order on immigration

8 February 2017
Alliance magazine

Over 70 foundations have signed a joint statement on immigration in the wake of President Trump’s executive order banning immigration …


Looking back into the future of Austrian public benefit foundations

3 February 2017
Franz Karl Prüller

According to the Association of Public Benefit Foundations (Verband für Gemeinnütziges Stiften), of which ERSTE Foundation is a founding member, …


Why philanthropy should make cash transfers to the poor

2 February 2017
Joanna Macrae

Andrew Carnegie’s 1889 essay ‘The Gospel of Wealth’, has done much to inspire modern philanthropists who want to ensure that their …


Power shift marks a new age of philanthropy

1 February 2017
Cheryl Chapman

Philanthropy – private wealth for public good – has never been more important than it is now. Local authority budgets …


The campaign in the era of major political shifts

30 January 2017
Shona Curvers

At the time of writing, President Trump has been busy tweeting about the future of healthcare in the States. Specifically, …


Global South/Global North – the necessity of invention?

27 January 2017
Marcos Kisil

I cannot agree more with the excellent work of Andrew Milner regarding the terms Global South/Global North. It seems that, in …