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Are giving games a better way to teach philanthropy?

Jon Behar 11 April 2017 For Subscribers

Alliance’s recent feature on philanthropy scholarship showcased the growing number of educational opportunities tailored for current and prospective social sector professionals. As Gregory Witkowski described the phenomenon: ‘The development of philanthropy and nonprofit studies programmes …


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 …


A kite flies higher in windy conditions – reflections on the Bond Conference

Kathryn Murrell 27 March 2017

‘Disruption is the only certainty at the moment’, said Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso, director of African Monitor. That sentiment certainly feels true at the moment. The Bond Annual Conference 2017, a major gathering of international development organizations, …

GIFE: When business and philanthropy align 

GIFE 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

GIFE has just released the English version of an important publication, originally launched in 2016, throwing light on an emerging trend in Brazil: the alignment between business and philanthropy. Since its emergence in the 1990s, …

Social problems: business solutions – myth or fact?

Jens Böhme 27 February 2017

At the 2017 WINGSForum session on ‘Social problems: business solutions: myth or fact?’, the panel discussed questions about social enterprises and their interaction with the philanthropic sector. Topics discussed included the question of can social …

Power shift marks a new age of philanthropy

Cheryl Chapman 1 February 2017

Philanthropy – private wealth for public good – has never been more important than it is now. Local authority budgets have been slashed, and demand for charitable services is increasing. While philanthropy will never be a …

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 …

Corporate Foundations in Fontainebleau: A significant ‘first’

Steffen Bethmann and Theresa Gehringer 20 December 2016

More than 80 representatives from corporate foundations and national foundation networks – the very first gathering of corporate foundations from across Europe – came together on 5 and 6 December at the INSEAD campus in …

To link or not to link – insights from corporate foundations

Theresa Gehringer 13 December 2016

On the second day of the Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, conference participants discussed in several working groups, ideas related to Mission and Practice. Three issues were focused on within discussions about best and effective practice in …

How do corporate foundations work? Lloyds Bank and Syngenta Foundations share insights

Steffen Bethmann 9 December 2016

The first European Knowledge Exchange of Corporate Foundations, took place this week.  Organized by DAFNE and French Associations of foundations (CFF), part of the program was organized around the topic of foundations’ mission alignment with their …