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Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy scholarship and practice: bridging the divide

Alliance magazine 4 April 2017

The end of March has brought this month’s Alliance Breakfast Club. This time our panellists and an audience, filled with those from foundations, academia, research as well as those with a keen interest, gathered together …


Alliance Audio – foundation payouts

Alliance magazine 23 March 2017

Welcome to the inaugural Alliance Audio – new ground for Alliance magazine! This is the first in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world. In our first …


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 …

The state of European philanthropy

Andrew Milner 24 January 2017

“Philanthropy in Europe is rooted in a rich past and is moving towards a promising future,” claimed Norine MacDonald and Luc Tayart de Borms[i], writing in 2008. Can the same claim be made today? A …

Offshore philanthropy

Timothy Ogden and Laura Starita 17 January 2017

Organized philanthropy exists because a few individuals are able to accumulate a vast surplus of resources. Given how much good is done with philanthropic donations, it seems ungrateful to look too closely at the source …

Interview: Sandra King of Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland

Alliance magazine 3 January 2017

Sandra King is the recently appointed Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, the UK’s largest community foundation. It’s an unusual job title but perhaps revealing of the growing maturity …

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 …