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 – 30 March 2017
Philanthropy scholarship and practice: bridging the divide

The study of philanthropy is limited compared to the academic interest in business, politics and government. Yet such interest is growing as philanthropy assumes greater influence over society. The first school of philanthropy opened in 2013 and new philanthropy chairs and centres have now been established in Africa, India and Europe.

The latest issue of Alliance investigates the growing field of research and teaching about philanthropy worldwide and asks: what does this mean for practitioners?

The discussion will be chaired by Alliance editor Charles Keidan.
Speakers include:

  • Paul Ramsbottom – CEO, Wolfson Foundation
  • Dr Tracey Coule – Research to Practice editor, Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and Sheffield Hallam University
  • Prof Cathy Pharoah – Centre for Giving and Philanthropy, City University London

Date: 30 March 2017
Cost: Free
Location: St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central St, London, EC1V 8AJ
Agenda: 8.30am – Reception
9.00-10.30am – Discussion
10.30-11.00am – Networking

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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, Strategic Solutions

“The Paul Hamlyn Foundation was pleased to be able to host an Alliance Breakfast Club. It provided an opportunity to showcase Alliance’s excellent magazine as well as discuss important topics about grantmaking. 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.”
Peter Cafferkey
Director, Geneva Global

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