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Donations to Eric Trump Foundation funnelled to Donald Trump’s business, says Forbes

Alliance magazine 22 June 2017

The Eric Trump Foundation is ‘dedicated to raising money for terminally-ill children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee,’ according to its website. However, it appears that an increasing amount of that money …


Minimum spend debate should be rooted in evidence not emotion

Keiran Goddard 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

In the last issue of Alliance Jake Hayman made a strident case in favour of a minimum payout percentage for UK foundations. There is much to admire about Jake’s wish to derive maximum social benefit …


What happens to the rest of it? How foundations make investments

Andrew Milner 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Low-risk investment companies that channel a small percentage of their assets into philanthropy – that’s how Clara Miller, president of the Heron Foundation described foundations in an interview with Alliance a year ago. It’s on …

Foundations have no need to fear minimum payouts

Krystian Seibert 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

I have observed with interest the debate playing out in Alliance magazine on whether UK foundations should have a minimum payout. The debate is an important one because it relates directly to the legitimacy of …

Foundations should be more transparent but payouts are not the answer

Paul Ramsbottom 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

The issue of mandatory payout for UK foundations is re-emerging as a hot topic of debate. The suggestion of enforcing a blanket minimum payout (generally drawing from North American models and arbitrarily taking 5 per …

Payouts ensure philanthropy is not MIA

Krystian Seibert 10 April 2017

As an Australian observer, I have watched with interest the debate playing out in Alliance Magazine on whether UK foundations should have a minimum payout. The debate about minimum payouts for foundations is an important one …

Why we need to talk about payouts

Angela Kail 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Why is the amount of money that charitable foundations pay out each year important? The term for this – ‘payout ratio’ – can sound dry and technical. However, questions about payout ratios go to the …

The inexcusable absence of foundation minimum payouts 

Jake Hayman 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The foundation sector should be embracing minimum payouts but instead sits silent or works in active opposition to them. This will not change, but it should. Foundations are averse to regulation. It is a thing …

The campaign in the era of major political shifts

Shona Curvers 30 January 2017

At the time of writing, President Trump has been busy tweeting about the future of healthcare in the States. Specifically, he is claiming ‘the “unaffordable” Care Act will soon be history!’ As Trump settles into …

Offshore philanthropy

Timothy Ogden and Laura Starita 17 January 2017

Organized philanthropy exists because a few individuals are able to accumulate a vast surplus of resources. Given how much good is done with philanthropic donations, it seems ungrateful to look too closely at the source …