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Arming for justice: charge to philanthropy

Melanie R. Brown 17 November 2017

Early into his address at the London School of Economics, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, posed a question I have felt tugging at my conscience many times over the past decade I’ve spent …


British foundations have come of age

Charles Keidan 16 November 2017

Around 400 people gathered at the British Medical Association’s headquarters in North London last week for the annual conference of the UK’s Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), the leading umbrella body for British philanthropy. The …


Changing philanthropy to challenge inequality

Rose Longhurst 16 November 2017

‘Philanthropy is not a sector that likes to change’, Darren Walker asserted at a recent lecture at the London School of Economics. Although the Ford Foundation (where Walker is President) has been changing in recent …

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 …

Latin America: sharing philanthropy, not hoarding wealth

2 Florencia Roitstein 10 October 2017 For Subscribers

Buenos Aires, Argentina Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. In 2014, the richest 10 per cent kept 71 per cent of the region’s wealth. If this trend continues, according to Oxfam’s …

Nothing about us without us – Philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017

The September edition of Alliance is out now with a special feature on philanthropy’s diversity challenge. ‘Nothing about us without us’ was a slogan coined by to communicate the idea that no policy should be decided by any representative without the full …

Isabel Mota takes charge of Portugal’s Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

One of Europe’s largest foundations has elected its first female president. Isabel Mota took charge of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in May 2017.  The remit of the foundation, whose assets of €2.8 billion put it among the biggest in Europe, is …

Vois Africa gives voice to young African philanthropists 

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Vois Africa was established after the first African Youth in Philanthropy Conference in Arusha, Tanzania in 2015. The conference revealed the lack of a youth agenda in philanthropy and that young people were not adequately represented or included on the relevant platforms where …

Nothing about us without us – philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay 5 September 2017

This issue of Alliance investigates philanthropy’s diversity predicament. How can philanthropy do the most good if it doesn’t reflect the society it seeks to serve? Our guest editors, Sumitra Mishra and Angela Seay, ask some hard …