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Foundations aren’t transparent enough, leading corporate funder tells Alliance

Charles Keidan 20 February 2018

The chief executives of two leading philanthropy sector organisations have sharply criticised foundation practice in the UK. In the latest Alliance podcast debating their philanthropy provocation paper Paul Streets of corporate funder the Lloyds Bank Foundation and Dan …


Ex-politician to lead major Dutch foundation Porticus

Alliance magazine 16 February 2018

Former Dutch cabinet minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen is to become the new CEO of Porticus, the foundation of the Brenninkmeijer family – one of the largest in the Netherlands. Schultz is due to assume …


Wellcome Trust promises to do better as figures show women earn less than men

Alliance magazine 13 February 2018

Women working at one of Europe’s largest foundations, the UK’s Wellcome Trust, earn less than men according to new figures published by the Trust last week. While women make up 64 per cent of Wellcome’s …

Capturing the impact in impact investment

Plum Lomax and NPC 12 February 2018

Impact investing continues to rise up the agenda. It was a hot topic at Davos with TPG’s Rise Fund (co-founded by Bono) getting airtime. New impact funds are coming on stream weekly – in the …

Open Society Foundations back anti-Brexit outfit

Alliance magazine 9 February 2018

The US’s second largest foundation, the Open Society Foundations (OSF) has donated £400,000 to Best for Britain, a group campaigning to keep the UK in the European Union. The involvement of OSF – and by …

Philanthropy in Russia report released

Kathryn Murrell and Charles Keidan 1 February 2018

Leading philanthropy infrastructure bodies, CAF Russia and WINGS, have published a working paper on philanthropy in Russia. The report, titled simply Philanthropy in Russia is part of a wider series, developed by Philanthropy for Social Justice …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #PhilanthropyMedia

Emily Hurley 30 January 2018

The most recent Alliance breakfast panel hosted by CAF at their headquarters near London’s Fleet Street, featured a stellar panel debating the relationship between philanthropy and the media, the topic of Alliance’s December 2017 issue. …

The importance of trust

Amy McGoldrick 18 January 2018

‘…11 days ago two bullets crossed off two more faces from my family tree they were 14 they were studying the blood-soaked arithmetic pages are still sitting on the mantel…’ Emi Mahmoud, a Sudanese-American slam poet, performing at …

Interview: Sean Hinton of Open Society Foundations

1 Carsten Terp Beck-Nilsson 16 January 2018 For Subscribers

Migrants are here to stay – let’s invest in them. That’s the message of the man responsible for the impact investments of the world’s second largest foundation. 65 million people are on the move worldwide. …

Donor advised funds – the most efficient way to channel funds for social good

1 Evita Zanuso and Karen Ng 3 January 2018

Donor advised funds (DAFs) are a growing segment of philanthropy. On the other side of the Atlantic, DAFs have been in existence since the 1930s and have combined assets of more than $80bn in assets …