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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. …

Philanthropy must shift power

Charles Keidan 29 November 2016

‘The most radical way to advance meaningful change is to shift economic, social and cultural power to those who don’t have it.’ (Peter Buffett and Jennifer Buffett, Novo Foundation) The emergence of community philanthropy offers …

South Africa’s Bhekinkosi Moyo wins fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Maria Chertok, Caroline Hartnell and Jenny Hodgson 15 November 2016

It is with great pleasure and pride that we can now announce the winner of the fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize: Bhekinkosi Moyo, executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa …

EVPA Annual Conference 2016 – a sketch from the floor

Andrew Milner 8 November 2016

The European Venture Philanthropy Association’s (EVPA) 2016 conference was its biggest yet attended by over 500 delegates. Held in Paris for the first time in a decade, Andrew Milner shares his offbeat impressions. The opening …

Interview: David Emerson of ACF

1 Charles Keidan 1 November 2016

Foundations’ stock-in-trade is not just money, it’s knowledge. David Emerson, the outgoing chief executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) tells Charles Keidan how ACF has concentrated on providing a forum for sharing and …

The echo of constituent voice

Alliance magazine 25 October 2016

Just over a year ago, Alliance ran a special feature on the role of feedback in the social sector. With upcoming summits in Washington DC and London, Alliance wanted to catch up with contributors to …

Foundations and cities: adding purpose to urban development

Oscar Fergutz and Marcela Mondino 18 October 2016

Back in 1976, when Habitat I was held in Vancouver, most institutions, including governments and academia were unaware of the impact of urbanization on development. By the time of Habitat II in Istanbul 20 years …