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Soros gifts $18 billion to Open Society Foundation

Alliance magazine 21 October 2017

Disclosed last week, George Soros gifted $18 billion dollars to his Open Society Foundations. The foundation’s founder and chairman has now made one of the largest transfers of wealth ever, by a private donor to …


Barrow Cadbury Trust appoints Erica Cadbury as new Chair of Trustees

Alliance magazine 20 October 2017

Beginning on 21 October, Barrow Cadbury Trust will be welcoming a new Chair of Trustees. Erica Cadbury will be succeeding Helen Cadbury, who passed away at the end of June. Erica has been a part …


Cross-sector cooperation needed to combat East Africa’s hunger crisis

Aid & International Development Forum 20 October 2017

The combination of drought, El Niño and conflict has left East Africa struggling to survive. The region is facing a monumental hunger crisis with 24 million people affected in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan. …

Why term limits are great for foundations

Helena Choi 19 October 2017

On September 20, 2009, I walked into the Hewlett Foundation as a brand new program officer in our Global Development and Population Program. Exactly eight years and some 265 grants later, I would ‘graduate’ from the …

Reflecting on TUSEV’s 5th Turkish Destekle Değiştir gathering

Hilal Tekmen and Liana Varon 18 October 2017

The 10 October marked the 5th Destekle Değiştir (Giving Circle) event organized by the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV). Three civil society organizations (CSOs) presented their projects focusing on multiple issues including increasing the …

Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Alliance magazine 17 October 2017

This month’s Alliance Breakfast Club, kindly hosted by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, discusses philanthropy’s diversity challenge; how can philanthropy do the most good if it doesn’t reflect the society it seeks to serve?Being in touch …

Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Jacob Beck 17 October 2017

Last week’s Alliance Breakfast Club, held at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in London, discussed philanthropy’s diversity issues, a central focus of the September issue of Alliance magazine, guest edited by Sumitra Misha and Angela Seay. The role …

Morals matter: What’s to learn from nonprofit research?

Tracey Coule 16 October 2017

‘The real issue is about moral compasses in leadership.’ This was the statement made by Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations in the UK, on leadership development in civil society …

What does it mean to be a resilient funder – and why does it matter more than ever?

Global Greengrants Fund 13 October 2017

In January 2017, the Chinese government began requiring all not for profit foreign organizations, including foundations, to register in order to continue to operate in the country. Funders have responded by registering, leaving, or muddling …

Judges announced for 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Alliance magazine 10 October 2017

In September, Alliance magazine announced the launch of the 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. We are now pleased to be able to announce the names of the judges who will review the shortlist and select …