New look philanthropy media 

Charles Keidan

Welcome to the newlook Alliance magazine 

The flagship of Alliance Publishing Trust is this magazine, our quarterly print publication dedicated to the pursuit of independent coverage of philanthropy worldwide. You read it for opinion and analysis of trends and developments in the sector, interviews with leading philanthropists and foundations, and of course our in-depth special feature. 

Our mission to produce high quality and independent coverage of philanthropy is as strong as ever but we’ve changed the design and format of the magazine to make the content more accessible and easier to navigate. Many of you have asked for these changes and we’re excited to hear your reaction. 

The centrepiece of this issue is our special feature on philanthropy and the media. Our guest editor, Miguel Castro of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and I take you on a journey through the key issues facing philanthropy. Our stellar panel of contributors from publications including Spiegel, The Guardian and the BBC consider philanthropy’s role in promoting investigative journalism and combating fake news, and whether the field should welcome or fear the changes under way.  

This issue also features the first-ever interview – anywhere – with founder of the Adessium Foundation, Gerard van Vliet. He explains the vision behind the foundation and the values that have steered its course over its first ten years. Together with his son, Rogier van Vliet and managing director, Rogier van der Weerd, we learn more about the practice of philanthropy, the Adessium way. 

Our aim is to help make philanthropy better by giving it the attention and scrutiny it deserves.  

Your support enables us to hold up a mirror to philanthropy – I hope you enjoy the new view. 

Charles Keidan is editor, AllianceEmail 

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