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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 …


Reflections of the 2017 Brazilian Philanthropy Forum

Benjamin Bellegy 6 October 2017

I recently had the pleasure in attending the Brazilian Philanthropy Forum in Sao Paulo organized by the Brazilian WINGS member, the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS). As every year, IDIS gathers a …


Interview: Lenka Setkova of the Coutts Institute

Alliance magazine 3 October 2017 For Subscribers

Lenka Setkova is executive director and a philanthropy adviser at Coutts Institute, within Coutts private bank. Setkova brings a rare set of qualifications to the task, having worked for government, foundations and think-tanks and her …

Measuring peace in our lifetime: evaluating SDGs

2 Hur Hassnain 29 September 2017

Evaluating peace, justice and strong institutions is complex, tricky and arguably the most difficult to measure out of all the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 16 urges us to ‘Promote peaceful and inclusive societies …

If it isn’t about money, then what is it about?

Amy McGoldrick 25 September 2017

Outside of Westminster and London and England entirely, ECFI finds its first conference nestled in the historic Cardiff City Hall, Wales, to a select 100 attendees. ‘Twenty two countries and eighteen languages are here,’ was …

The best idea is found in these rooms

Anja Böllhoff 22 September 2017

The best idea is in these rooms! A conference that only has one goal – exchanging as much knowledge as possible – is only as good as the ideas that are shared. Its success is …

Alliance Audio – The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Alliance magazine 19 September 2017

Welcome to the third 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 Dr …

Trust. Impact. Passion

Sandra King 19 September 2017

Trust. Impact. Passion. Three words ringing in my ears as I leave Cardiff following the inaugural European Community Foundation Initiative (ECFI) Conference and the UK Community Foundations Conference (UKCF). After 9 years away, I re-joined …

Interview: Michael Faye of GiveDirectly

Alliance magazine 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Cash transfers account for less than 5 per cent of development aid, yet there is strong evidence to suggest that they are effective, borne out by the experience of GiveDirectly. Its co-founder, Michael Faye, tells Charles Keidan how the approach …

Are you SDG ready? Arab philanthropy and the Sustainable Development Goals 

Atallah Kuttab, Noha El-Mikawy, Natasha Matic, Barry Knight and Heba Abou Shneif 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

One of the lessons of the Millennium Development Goals was that collaboration across sectors will be essential if their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are to be achieved. There are already positive signs that …