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Giving in Russia: it’s not only about the big money

Caroline Hartnell 18 February 2017

What role is philanthropy playing in society? And what role could it play in the future? These are the two questions in the spotlight for a new study of philanthropy initiated by the Working Group …


Breaking down the barrier between philanthropy and commerce

Barnaby Wiener 17 February 2017

When we set up Treebeard Trust in 2011, we adopted the traditional foundation model: invest the assets for financial return and give away the income to charitable causes. We had a vague sense there was …


Rogier van der Weerd appointed as Adessium Foundation’s next managing director

Alliance magazine 17 February 2017

The Netherlands based Adessium Foundation has appointed Rogier van der Weerd as managing director, beginning 1 March 2017. Rogier will succeed Pieter Stemerding, with whom he has worked closely in the development of the foundation …

Alliance Breakfast Club – #ShiftThePower

2 Halie Dalton 14 February 2017

The 9 February Alliance magazine Breakfast Club, hosted by St Luke’s Community Centre in London, and sponsored by the Charities Aid Foundation, stayed true to its motto embodied in the hashtag #ShiftThePower. The event focused on the …

New executive director named for the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy in Rotterdam

Alliance magazine 10 February 2017

Ann Huijbregts-Gummels will be the new executive director of the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, starting 1 March 2017. She is replacing the previous executive director of 3 years, Michiel de …

Looking back into the future of Austrian public benefit foundations

Franz Karl Prüller 3 February 2017

According to the Association of Public Benefit Foundations (Verband für Gemeinnütziges Stiften), of which ERSTE Foundation is a founding member, 2016 could in retrospect become a pivotal year for the development of philanthropic foundations in …

Power shift marks a new age of philanthropy

Cheryl Chapman 1 February 2017

Philanthropy – private wealth for public good – has never been more important than it is now. Local authority budgets have been slashed, and demand for charitable services is increasing. While philanthropy will never be a …

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 …

The state of European philanthropy

Andrew Milner 24 January 2017 For Subscribers

“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 …

British foundations launch efforts to address loneliness in the elderly

Alliance magazine 23 January 2017

Two foundations have jointly launched the Digital Arts and Creative Ageing fund to offer a novel solution to the problem of loneliness in old age. According to research by Age UK, more than a million …