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 forthcoming Alliance breakfast club – 9 February 2017
#ShiftThePower: The rise of community philanthropy

The latest issue of Alliance looks at the rise of community philanthropy – the idea that development should be owned by local people and that power should be shifted closer to the ground. Community philanthropy’s advocates argue that this approach holds the key to sustainable or ‘durable’ development. Are they correct?

The discussion will be chaired by Alliance editor Charles Keidan.

  • Danny Sriskandarajah – Secretary General, CIVICUS
  • Sandra King – Chief Philanthropy Officer, Community Foundation for Tyne & Wear and Northumberland
  • Barry Knight – Adviser to the Global Fund for Community Foundations and guest editor, Alliance’s special feature on community philanthropy
  • Dilhani Wijeyesekera – International Lead for Stronger Communities, Comic Relief

Date: 9 February 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

Email: to register your attendance

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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

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