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Foundations open shop in Berlin as British philanthropy assumes Brexit footing

Charles Keidan 10 September 2019 For Subscribers

The world’s second largest Foundation, the London based Wellcome Trust, is advancing plans to grow its staffing and operations in Berlin ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union. While The Trust insists its …


The quest for collaboration in Asia

Andrew Milner 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The potential advantages of far-reaching collaboration underpinned AVPN’s conference in Singapore. But it is a virtue more often preached than practised. Underlying all the themes at the recent AVPN conference in Singapore was the idea …


Notre-Dame fire ignites debates on philanthropy

Laurence de Nervaux and Axelle Davezac 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Almost as great as the outpouring to restore the cathedral of Notre-Dame has been the flood of controversy it has unleashed On 15 April this year, a major fire broke out in Notre-Dame cathedral in …

Closing space creeps west

Inga Wachsmann 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

It’s time for philanthropy in western Europe to take action on its own doorstep to protect democracy and civil society from a restrictive onslaught   In recent years, the philanthropic sector has experienced many examples …

Europe has an Opinion on philanthropy

Ludwig Forrest 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

The call for an enabling environment from the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) may prove a milestone for giving in Europe The first European Economic and Social Committee Opinion entirely dedicated to philanthropy comes …

Public opinion is central to the modern human rights movement

1 Neil Crowther and James Logan 20 August 2019 For Subscribers

In the letter heralding the establishment of Amnesty International, Peter Benenson stated that ‘…in matters such as these, governments are prepared to follow only where public opinion leads’. Eleanor Roosevelt remarked that the words of …

Time to change the way we invest

Ellen Dorsey 16 July 2019 For Subscribers

A growing number of foundations are deploying a portion of their capital to mission aligned investment strategies. This is an important trend. Still, only a relatively small number of foundations seek positive environmental and social …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #Peacebuilding

Amy McGoldrick 2 July 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) opened its doors and welcomed attendees to Alliance magazine’s latest Breakfast Club on peace-building on a bright summer’s morning. ‘I suspect there are a few of us who would say that …

#NextPhilanthropy: Global and local views on the state of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 25 June 2019

#NextPhilanthropy and Alliance magazine host a panel at the Association of German Foundations gathering in Mannheim exploring global and local views on the state of philanthropy. Chaired by Alliance magazine editor Charles Keidan, this session …

The road to gender equality

Jo Andrews 4 June 2019

It’s not just a question of giving money or making investments, it’s time for us all to examine our work through a gender lens Long ago, in simpler times when donors roamed the philanthropy forest …