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Alliance Breakfast Club: #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 12 June 2018

Alliance magazine travelled outside of London in late May to host a quarterly Breakfast Club in partnership with WINGS at the EFC Conference in Brussels, Belgium. The mission was to illuminate philanthropy’s global infrastructure to …


Time for philanthropy infrastructure to step out of the shadows

1 Maria Chertok 29 May 2018

Philanthropy is going through big changes. Its support infrastructure must assert itself now As philanthropy grows in importance and extends into new areas of the globe, it is crucial to ensure that there is an …


Benjamin Bellegy: Heads together to #LiftUpPhilanthropy

Benjamin Bellegy 29 May 2018

There are many good reasons to invest in infrastructure and all of them point to the need for concerted thought and action It is not that common to debate the question of philanthropy infrastructure. It’s …

A new view of philanthropy infrastructure

Charles Keidan 29 May 2018

A new view of philanthropy infrastructure ‘Infrastructure for philanthropy is rather more like a skeleton than scaffolding. You need it all the time and, unlike scaffolding, you can’t dispense with it,’ commented European Foundation Centre …

Global updates

Alliance magazine 29 May 2018

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2018 issue of Alliance: The Americas Renee Kaplan new CEO at The Philanthropy Workshop New partnership to tackle US affordable housing crisis Study …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #DiasporaPhilanthropy

Emily Hurley 1 May 2018

Alliance‘s quarterly breakfast panel, hosted for the first time at London’s Mosaic Rooms, included a lively and diverse panel to discuss the magazine’s March 2018 issue, which focuses on diaspora philanthropy and its global role. …

Should philanthropy be doing better?

Alliance magazine 24 April 2018

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

A Revolution of Capital

1 Clara Miller 10 April 2018

Institutional philanthropy, whose self-appointed roles include providing risk capital for society, leading transformational change and addressing society’s greatest challenges, has not kept up and adjusted to the times. If we want philanthropy to stay relevant …

Philanthropy infrastructure under the microscope

1 Charles Keidan 3 April 2018

Why won’t foundations pay more, or in some cases, pay anything, for the infrastructure which exists to help and serve them? And what can be done to change that? That was the core challenge debated …

Interview: Philippa Charles, Garfield Weston Foundation

Charles Keidan 27 March 2018

‘A very unusual foundation,’ is how Guy Weston, chair of the UK’s Garfield Weston Foundation (GWF), describes his grandfather’s creation which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Few would disagree. Not only is the foundation’s structure …