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When it comes to refugees, German foundations can do more and better

Susan Hennessy 8 December 2017

Living in Uganda between 2013 and 2105 and now in Berlin has given me a unique insight into attitudes of citizens and the responding governments and agencies of two countries which opened their borders to …


Interview: Adessium Foundation

Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

Adessium is an endowed foundation in the Netherlands, established in 2005 by commodities trader Gerard van Vliet and his family. Today, it spends approximately €18 million annually on programmes including marine conservation and efforts to …


ECF looking to appoint new managing director

Alliance magazine 29 November 2017

Following the announcement of the retirement of the current managing director, Katherine Watson, the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) are now looking for the next visionary leader to continue the ECF’s mission to work with civil society …

Finally! A global (data) language!

Lauren Bradford and Larry McGill 22 November 2017

Trying to get global consensus on anything is nearly impossible. But in collaboration with a dynamic cohort of individuals and organizations, we’ve managed to develop a new manifesto with respect to the structure and sharing …

Arming for justice: charge to philanthropy

1 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

1 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 …

Funder bodies urge joined up action to combat closing civil society space

Alliance magazine 15 November 2017

A research paper published today by the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Funders’ Initiative for Civil Society (FICS) has called for more strategic action and engagement from international funders. Launching the research in Brussels, …

NGOs are the left in the east

Igor Stokfiszewski 3 November 2017

Europe is on fire. Progressives – especially in the West and South – should recognise the unprecedented role and the historic transformation of NGOs in the East, accept the Eastern third sector as a political …

Adessium Foundation appoint new Director of Programs

Alliance magazine 22 October 2017

The Netherlands based Adessium Foundation have recently made some changes to their professional team. Beginning on 1 October, Saskia van den Dool became the foundation’s Director of Programs. The previous Director of Programs, Rogier van der …

Soros gifts $18 billion to Open Society Foundations

Alliance magazine 21 October 2017

Disclosed last week, George Soros gifted $18 billion dollars to his Open Society Foundations. The foundation’s founder and chairman has now made one of the largest transfers of wealth ever, by a private donor to …