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Interview with GiveIndia founder Venkat Krishnan

Caroline Hartnell 25 April 2017 For Subscribers

Daan Utsav started in 2009 as Joy of Giving Week. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, with millions getting involved, largely in volunteering and informal giving. Could this develop into more formal, …


Interview: José María Arias Mosquera  

Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Fundación Barrié hosted the 6th Conference of the Association of Spanish Foundations and the first International Communications Day on Philanthropy in La Coruña in late 2016. Its president, …


Interview: Stephan Chambers of the Marshall Institute, LSE

Alliance magazine 21 February 2017 For Subscribers

Stephan Chambers is the recently appointed director of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics (LSE). He talks to Alliance editor, Charles Keidan* about the Institute’s aim to …

Interview: Benjamin Bellegy of WINGS

Alliance magazine 31 January 2017 For Subscribers

Benjamin Bellegy, the new CEO of philanthropy infrastructure organization WINGS, is a French national living in Brazil. This is emblematic of the breadth of experience he brings to the role. Working previously for NGOs and …

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 …

Interview: Beate Eckhardt

Charles Keidan 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Swiss foundations operate in a permissive legal environment. But although they don’t have to disclose publicly what they do or how they do it, Beate Eckhardt, chief executive of their umbrella body, SwissFoundations, argues that …

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 …

Interview: Henrik Lehmann Andersen of Nordea-fonden

Charles Keidan 20 September 2016

Nordea-fonden is a Danish foundation set up to promote ‘good living’ in Denmark. Its CEO, Henrik Lehmann Andersen talks to Charles Keidan about how it has taken this broad idea and refined it and how, …

The expanding world of philanthropy advisory: interview with Melissa Berman

Charles Keidan 6 September 2016

As president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Business School, Melissa Berman is closely involved in philanthropy’s growing – and increasingly global – ecosystem. She talks to …

Interview: Rhodri Davies, Charities Aid Foundation

Charles Keidan 28 June 2016

Rhodri Davies of Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has just published a book on the history of British philanthropy, Public Good by Private Means. In doing so, he discovered more to that history than a series …