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Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Jacob Beck 17 October 2017

Last week’s Alliance Breakfast Club, held at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in London, discussed philanthropy’s diversity issues, a central focus of the September issue of Alliance magazine, guest edited by Sumitra Misha and Angela Seay. The role …


Alliance Audio – The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Alliance magazine 19 September 2017

Welcome to the third Alliance Audio. This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world. In this podcast Alliance editor Charles Keidan hosts a discussion with Dr …


Nothing about us without us – philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay 5 September 2017

This issue of Alliance investigates philanthropy’s diversity predicament. How can philanthropy do the most good if it doesn’t reflect the society it seeks to serve? Our guest editors, Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay, ask some hard …

Foundations have public responsibilities – it’s time to improve their governance 

Sachin Sachdeva 5 September 2017

Most grantmaking organizations in India are registered as trusts and their governance is vested in a small group of people who are either friends or family of the founder. To date, this approach has not been contested. There was an underlying acceptance of the fact …

Philanthropy reflects the elites not the streets 

Charles Keidan 5 September 2017

‘Nothing about us without us’ was a slogan coined by disability rights activists to communicate the idea that no policy should be decided by any representative without the full and direct participation of members of the group(s) affected. Many working in philanthropy would …

The needle has swung the wrong way: it’s time for India’s philanthropy reckoning

Amitabh Behar 18 July 2017

Philanthropy needs and deserves more debate, critical thinking and scrutiny. The Philanthropy Thinker – a new online column launching in Alliance today –aims to offer perspectives from some of the best and brightest philanthropy practitioners …

Alliance Breakfast Club – #Courage4Solidarity

Sarah Sabatke 11 July 2017

The most recent Alliance breakfast club, held at CCLA’s Senator House in London, discussed philanthropy and solidarity, as presented in the June issue of the magazine, guest edited by King Baudouin Foundation’s Stefan Schäfers. Alliance …

German and US community foundations – what can they learn from each other? 

Christiane Biedermann, Bernadette Hellmann and Stefan Nährlich 27 June 2017

Community foundations are a global phenomenon. The first community foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, was founded by Frederick Goff in Ohio over 100 years ago. The aim was to create a local and independent institution, run for …

Social investment in Asia: philanthropy’s new venture

Andrew Milner 20 June 2017

‘How many people here don’t have their smartphone within easy reach?’ asked Ong Peng Tsin, Chair of Solve Education in the opening plenary of this year’s Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference in Bangkok, 7-9 …

Alliance Audio – solidarity and philanthropy

Alliance magazine 13 June 2017

Welcome to the second Alliance Audio – recorded live from Warsaw at the 2017 European Foundation Centre conference! This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the …