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Philanthropy scholarship and practice – bridging the divide

Marta Rey- Garcia 7 March 2017

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Bridgekeeper: STOP! What…is your name? Arthur: It is Arthur, King of the Britons! Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest? Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail! Bridgekeeper: What… is the …


Philanthropy scholars at our service

Charles Keidan 6 March 2017

Philanthropy is now achieving global academic visibility. The world’s first school of philanthropy opened in the US in 2013 and new philanthropy centres and chairs have emerged in recent years in Africa, India and Europe. Such interest is likely to intensify as philanthropists assume growing influence over public policy and practice. …


WINGSForum 2017

Alliance magazine 28 February 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s annual WINGS Conference in Mexico City, on 22-24 February 2017. We provided coverage of the event from: Jens Böhme, Head of Philanthropy at Realdania, Denmark Fabiana Hernández Abreu, …

Alliance Breakfast Club – #ShiftThePower: The rise of community philanthropy

Alliance magazine 14 February 2017

This month’s Alliance breakfast club, kindly hosted by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), brought together community philanthropy professionals, academics, and members of NGOs, to discuss the growing form of community philanthropy, and the idea that development should be …

Corporate Foundations in Fontainebleau: A significant ‘first’

Steffen Bethmann and Theresa Gehringer 20 December 2016

More than 80 representatives from corporate foundations and national foundation networks – the very first gathering of corporate foundations from across Europe – came together on 5 and 6 December at the INSEAD campus in …

Global Summit on Community Philanthropy: #ShiftThePower

Alliance magazine 6 December 2016

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in Johannesburg, South Africa on 1 – 2 December 2016. We provided coverage of the event from: Aimi Zhou, …

#ShiftThePower: the rise of community philanthropy

Jenny Hodgson and Barry Knight 29 November 2016

In this special feature on community philanthropy, we propose a new paradigm called ‘durable development’. This involves shifting power closer to the ground, giving agency to local people and their organizations on the principle that …

#ShiftThePower: it’s about time…

Hilary Gilbert 29 November 2016

I once interviewed a Bedouin man in a small settlement, a long jeep ride from South Sinai’s only road. There was a crumbling school but no teachers. No clinic, no doctors. No shop, no work. …

New developments in community philanthropy emerge in Italy

Carola Carazzone 29 November 2016

Between 2000 and 2006, the first group of Italian community foundations was established in Northern Italy. A lot has been written about the model of community foundation promoted by Fondazione Cariplo and some other enlightened …

Community philanthropy’s ‘burning issues’

Wendy Richardson 29 November 2016

Supporting environmental activists in Mexico who face a climate of violence and insecurity. Exploring the use of shared spaces in Northern Ireland to address disadvantage and division, particularly across religious affiliation. Equipping and encouraging youth …