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Puja Marwaha accepts the 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at WINGS Funders Meeting

Alliance magazine 3 April 2018

Puja Marwaha of CRY (Child Rights and You) was announced as the 5th winner of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at the WINGS International Meeting for Funders in Barcelona, 26–27 March. Also nominated for the …

Philanthropy infrastructure under the microscope

1 Charles Keidan 3 April 2018 For Subscribers

Why won’t foundations pay more, or in some cases, pay anything, for the infrastructure which exists to help and serve them? And what can be done to change that? That was the core challenge debated …

How European policy makers have re-discovered philanthropy

Barry Hoolwerf 30 March 2018

Official interest in philanthropy is growing. In recent years European policy makers have (re-)discovered philanthropy and, more specifically foundations as contributors to the public good. In Brussels, the Directorate-General Research and Innovation (DG RTD) was …

Longleigh Foundation appoint Cristina Andreatta as director

Alliance magazine 29 March 2018

Cristina Andreatta has joined the Longleigh Foundation as director with strategic responsibility for developing their grant-funding programme and expanding their work across England. Cristina was previously Senior Network Engagement Manager at the Association of Charitable Foundations, the membership …

Philanthropy still not understood by development community, says OECD report

Andrew Milner 27 March 2018

Foundations have a potentially important role to play in achieving the SDGs, but there are two major obstacles to their doing so, says a new report released by the OECD on Friday. First, the shortage …

Interview: Philippa Charles, Garfield Weston Foundation

Charles Keidan 27 March 2018 For Subscribers

‘A very unusual foundation,’ is how Guy Weston, chair of the UK’s Garfield Weston Foundation (GWF), describes his grandfather’s creation which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Few would disagree. Not only is the foundation’s structure …

Russian philanthropy’s changing landscape: Growth spurts and growing pains

Lauren Bradford 25 March 2018

Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace, in association with Alliance and the Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), recently launched the second report in their Philanthropy Bridge Series – this time in partnership with CAF Russia – on the …

What constitutes a good deal anyway?

Amy McGoldrick 23 March 2018

At the 10th anniversary of the Good Deals conference (combined with the 1st anniversary of Beyond Good Business), nestled within London’s Royal Institute of British Architects, hundreds of social entrepreneurs, social investors, intermediaries and sector …

MDIF closes $6 million media impact fund

Alliance magazine 22 March 2018

Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), the New York-based non-profit which supports independent media in countries where it is under threat, has announced the final close of its MDIF Media Finance I (MMF I), a $6 …

How I dealt with depression while running a foundation

1 Leigh Pearce 16 March 2018

I joined the Nationwide Foundation, a British corporate funder, as a grants officer eleven years ago. In 2014, our chief executive went on maternity leave and I took on the role on an interim basis. …