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Five challenges for French philanthropy

1 Axelle Davezac 21 August 2017

Another exciting year is coming to an end. In France, foundations have continued to develop fast, to professionalize and to experiment new forms of interventions for the public good. As the largest philanthropic network in …


Myths about new funders

Phil Buchanan 16 August 2017

There are a lot of statements made about ‘new’ donors and how they differ from more ‘established’ older ones. Some are probably true. Many, alas, are myths. The latest statement, which I think falls into …


Services and rights: The twain do meet

India Development Review 9 August 2017

Unlike Western philanthropy, which has a fairly long history and deep relationships with the social sector (including in India), organised Indian philanthropy is quite new—with the exception of the Tatas and Birlas. This is not …

New report finds gender representation stagnant among US philanthropy leadership

Alliance magazine 2 August 2017

The proportions of women and people of racial and ethnic minorities in philanthropic leadership levels has been stagnant over the past decade, according to a new report from the Council on Foundations. The report, titled …

Alliance Breakfast Club – #Courage4Solidarity

Sarah Sabatke 11 July 2017

The most recent Alliance breakfast club, held at CCLA’s Senator House in London, discussed philanthropy and solidarity, as presented in the June issue of the magazine, guest edited by King Baudouin Foundation’s Stefan Schäfers. Alliance …

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 …