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Finalists for fifth Olga Prize revealed – plus interview with first finalist; Florencia Roitstein, ELLAS

Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

As we count down to the unveiling of the 2018 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize winner, over the next seven days we will be profiling each of our six finalists: Florencia Roitstein, Ellas: Women & Philanthropy Frederick Mulder, …


Alliance Audio – What makes an effective foundation

Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

Welcome to the fourth Alliance Audio. This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world. In this podcast Alliance editor Charles Keidan hosts a discussion with Dan Corry, chief executive of New …


Not fair but we’re on the right side, say Gateses

Andrew Milner 19 February 2018

Bill and Melinda Gates have used their tenth annual letter to grapple with what they call some of the ‘searching’ questions they face – from their views on the current incumbent of the White House …

New WINGS report discusses trends and diversity of global philanthropy

Emily Hurley 19 February 2018

Philanthropy development and infrastructure body, The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) has published a landmark report – The Global Landscape of Philanthropy – assessing trends and challenges within global philanthropy, and highlighting the full …

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 …

Nine conversations to be a part of

Yvonne Trask and Tony Paine 13 February 2018

There are at least nine conversations which Philanthropy New Zealand sees happening internationally and locally as philanthropists and grantmakers think about the challenges of doing more and doing better. What’s your take on these crucial …

We want to hear from you

Alliance magazine 13 February 2018

Alliance magazine was pleased to announce the unveiling of our new design in our December 2017 issue, ‘Philanthropy and the media’. This issue is free to download thanks to the Democracy and Media Foundation, who sponsored 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 …

Africa’s diaspora and its small givers can transform the continent

3 Carl Manlan 8 February 2018

When we discuss philanthropy within the African continent, too often the focus is on the wealthiest class of Africans and the large contributions they can make. However, what matters more when it comes to charitable …

Cryptocurrencies, global governance and our collective future

4 Jonah Wittkamper 7 February 2018

A cryptocurrency tied to world democracy, sustainability and poverty alleviation could save the world.  The bitcoin rise decentralizes power and represents a shift in loyalties from governments to technology. Millennial enthusiasm for virtual currencies and …