Breakfast Club

The Alliance Breakfast Clubs

Each quarter, the Alliance Breakfast Club brings together leading philanthropy practitioners, non-profit leaders, academics and others in London to discuss questions arising from the special feature in the latest issue of the magazine. The discussion is led by a panel of leading experts on the topic, where possible including one of the guest editors or other contributors to the special feature.

The Alliance Breakfast Clubs are free to attend and we encourage delegates from all backgrounds to join us and contribute to lively discussions about philanthropy and social investment around the world.

The next Alliance Breakfast Club: October 2017 on Diversity and representation

Who leads foundations and philanthropic organisations? To what extent do the people working in philanthropy – foundation boards and staff, wealth advisors, thought leaders and consultants – reflect the people and communities they serve? Does the gap between the philanthropy’s workforce and its beneficiaries hold back its work? Are these gaps also present in countries where philanthropy is emerging? If so, what should be done – by foundations and others – to change the status quo?

The discussion will be chaired by Alliance’s diversity feature guest editor, Angela Seay. Speakers include Debbie Pippard, Karen Weisblatt and Omar Al-Qattan

Date: 11 October 2017
Cost: Free
Location: Paul Hamlyn Foundation 
Agenda: 8.30am – Reception
9.00 – 10.30am – Discussion
10.30am – 11am – Networking

Email: to register your attendance

Click here for videos and articles from previous Breakfast Clubs>

What our hosts have said:
‘Alliance Breakfast Clubs offer an excellent opportunity to hear from leading practitioners in philanthropy and to network with peers.’
Lenka Setkova
Executive Director, Coutts Institute

“The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is pleased to host Alliance Breakfast Clubs. They provide an opportunity to showcase Alliance’s excellent magazine feature’s as well as discuss important topics in philanthropy. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is committed to supporting debate about the best thinking in grantmaking, and Alliance, including its breakfast club, are important parts of this.”
Paul Hamlyn Foundation

For more information or if you are interested in hosting or sponsoring a Breakfast Club, please contact or download an information sheet about Breakfast Club sponsorship.