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Alliance magazine 5 December 2017

These are the global updates featured in the December 2017 issue of Alliance: The Americas George Soros transfers $18 billion to Open Society Foundations Brazilian Philanthropy Forum Extra grants help to expand work of Andes …


Isabel Mota takes charge of Portugal’s Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

One of Europe’s largest foundations has elected its first female president. Isabel Mota took charge of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in May 2017.  The remit of the foundation, whose assets of €2.8 billion put it among the biggest in Europe, is …


Vois Africa gives voice to young African philanthropists 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Vois Africa was established after the first African Youth in Philanthropy Conference in Arusha, Tanzania in 2015. The conference revealed the lack of a youth agenda in philanthropy and that young people were not adequately represented or included on the relevant platforms where …

Asia’s social economy heats up 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

The social economy will be crucial if Asia’s projected economic growth is to be distributed to reduce rather than increase present inequalities. The Asia Development Bank calculates that by 2050, the rise in the continent’s per capita income could make ‘some …

Bringing Indian foundations and governments closer  

Dasra 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Today, there are more and more non-profits, government agencies, philanthropic institutions and businesses addressing a range of critical social problems across the globe. However, the potential of collaborations between these stakeholders remains under–utilized.   In India, …

Report shows German foundations working on a global level 

Association of German Foundations 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Little is known as yet about the work German foundations carry out in the field of development cooperation. The newly published Foundation Report by the Association of German Foundations offers numerous facts and figures, good practice examples, and …

US grantmakers are watching American politics closely 

Exponent Philanthropy 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

A new survey by Exponent Philanthropy shows most of its members (82 per cent) expect the institution of philanthropy to play a more important role in society because of political changes in Washington DC.   Issued …

New models for social good take hold 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

The Portuguese non-profit, B-Lab Portugal and Lusophone Africa, is working to advance the BCorp model in Portugal. BCorps are ‘for-profit companies certified to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency’. Over 2200 BCorps currently exist in over 50 countries, in a multitude of sectors.   …

Data strategy and capacity building in East Africa 

Foundation Center 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

In East Africa, giving is a key driver behind community development, and the practice of philanthropy ranges from a wide variety of community giving models, to family philanthropy, faith-based giving, and corporate philanthropy.   However, East …

New mental health funders’ network  

UK Association of Charitable Foundations 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Hardly a day goes by without another shocking story about mental health reaching the headlines, in the UK at least.  Together with the  Heads Together campaign supported by members of the British royal family, this felt like the right time …