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Giving in Russia: it’s not only about the big money

Caroline Hartnell 18 February 2017

What role is philanthropy playing in society? And what role could it play in the future? These are the two questions in the spotlight for a new study of philanthropy initiated by the Working Group …


Breaking down the barrier between philanthropy and commerce

Barnaby Wiener 17 February 2017

When we set up Treebeard Trust in 2011, we adopted the traditional foundation model: invest the assets for financial return and give away the income to charitable causes. We had a vague sense there was …


Rogier van der Weerd appointed as Adessium Foundation’s next managing director

Alliance magazine 17 February 2017

The Netherlands based Adessium Foundation has appointed Rogier van der Weerd as managing director, beginning 1 March 2017. Rogier will succeed Pieter Stemerding, with whom he has worked closely in the development of the foundation …

Bill and Melinda Gates’ annual letter – Dear Warren

Alliance magazine 16 February 2017

Following the ten-year anniversary of Warren Buffett’s substantial donation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Gates have dedicated their annual letter to him. Acting as a response to a letter received from Buffett …

New executive director named for the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy in Rotterdam

Alliance magazine 10 February 2017

Ann Huijbregts-Gummels will be the new executive director of the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, starting 1 March 2017. She is replacing the previous executive director of 3 years, Michiel de …

2017 Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnership requesting nominations

Alliance magazine 9 February 2017

The nomination period has opened for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The Council on Foundations’ annual conference will be held …

70 US foundations sign statement condemning executive order on immigration

Alliance magazine 8 February 2017

Over 70 foundations have signed a joint statement on immigration in the wake of President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from seven Muslim countries. The statement, published by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) …

Philanthropy’s deliberate leaders: the story of the ClimateWorks Foundation

Gayle Peterson 7 February 2017 For Subscribers

The Wall Street Journal described recently-elected Donald Trump’s leadership as ‘deliberate chaos’. We know chaos. We live it. A barrage of destructive tweets and policy bombs have resulted in widespread protests in the United States …

Looking back into the future of Austrian public benefit foundations

Franz Karl Prüller 3 February 2017

According to the Association of Public Benefit Foundations (Verband für Gemeinnütziges Stiften), of which ERSTE Foundation is a founding member, 2016 could in retrospect become a pivotal year for the development of philanthropic foundations in …

Interview: Benjamin Bellegy of WINGS

Alliance magazine 31 January 2017 For Subscribers

Benjamin Bellegy, the new CEO of philanthropy infrastructure organization WINGS, is a French national living in Brazil. This is emblematic of the breadth of experience he brings to the role. Working previously for NGOs and …