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Foundations aren’t transparent enough, leading corporate funder tells Alliance

Charles Keidan 20 February 2018

The chief executives of two leading philanthropy sector organisations have sharply criticised foundation practice in the UK. In the latest Alliance podcast debating their philanthropy provocation paper Paul Streets of corporate funder the Lloyds Bank Foundation and Dan …


Alliance Audio – What makes an effective foundation

Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

Welcome to the fourth Alliance Audio. This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world. In this podcast Alliance editor Charles Keidan hosts a discussion with Dan Corry, chief executive of New …


New WINGS report discusses trends and diversity of global philanthropy

Emily Hurley 19 February 2018

Philanthropy development and infrastructure body, The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) has published a landmark report – The Global Landscape of Philanthropy – assessing trends and challenges within global philanthropy, and highlighting the full …

Nine conversations to be a part of

Yvonne Trask and Tony Paine 13 February 2018

There are at least nine conversations which Philanthropy New Zealand sees happening internationally and locally as philanthropists and grantmakers think about the challenges of doing more and doing better. What’s your take on these crucial …

Philanthropy in Russia report released

Kathryn Murrell and Charles Keidan 1 February 2018

Leading philanthropy infrastructure bodies, CAF Russia and WINGS, have published a working paper on philanthropy in Russia. The report, titled simply Philanthropy in Russia is part of a wider series, developed by Philanthropy for Social Justice …

Co-Impact: well-endowed, but can it shift the power?

Alliance magazine 23 January 2018 For Subscribers

Towards the end of last year, foundations and philanthropists including the Rockefeller Foundation, Richard Chandler, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll and Romesh and Kathy Wadhwani, launched the Co-impact initiative, a collaboration to bring ‘large-scale, …

Donor advised funds – the most efficient way to channel funds for social good

1 Evita Zanuso and Karen Ng 3 January 2018

Donor advised funds (DAFs) are a growing segment of philanthropy. On the other side of the Atlantic, DAFs have been in existence since the 1930s and have combined assets of more than $80bn in assets …

Private-voluntary sector partnerships need radical realignment

Grace Wyld and NPC 2 January 2018

The old model of corporates ‘giving back’ to the community is changing. Through months of research into corporate-charity partnerships at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), we have heard charities and corporates alike saying that social change …

Patrick Gaspard appointed President of Open Society Foundations

Alliance magazine 21 December 2017

A former US ambassador to South Africa, is to succeed Chris Stone as President of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), with effect from 1 January 2018. Patrick Gaspard will become the head of what is …

Hewlett Foundation to step up its climate funding – by $600m

Alliance magazine 20 December 2017

The California-based William and Flora Hewlett Foundation will donate $600 million over the next five years to work on climate change around the world. The pledge, the largest the foundation has made to climate issues, …