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Interview: Fran Perrin, Founder of Indigo Trust and 360Giving

Alliance magazine 13 November 2018

In this podcast, We’re joined by the philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Fran Perrin. Fran is the founder and director of the Indigo Trust, one of a network of 18 trusts established by Sainsbury family members …

Transformative…but for good or ill? Corporate philanthropy in India in the era of mandatory CSR

Andrew Milner 6 November 2018 For Subscribers

Over the last five years, Indian corporate philanthropy has been transformed by the introduction of mandatory CSR contributions for companies over a certain size, so much so that, to all intents and purposes, the one …

Alliance Breakfast Club: #MuslimPhilanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 30 October 2018

Alliance magazine’s Breakfast Club was hosted by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation on a bright, yet freezing London morning. The audience was illuminated by a thought-provoking and powerful panel on Muslim philanthropy, with speakers Fozia Irfan …

How domestic philanthropy can transform the Balkans

Nathan Koeshall 9 October 2018

In the countries of the Western Balkans, shaking off long-standing socialist traditions where the state provides for all, can a culture of personal or collective philanthropy emerge at the same pace as democratic and market-oriented …

Social enterprise is eroding civil society

3 Amitabh Behar 25 September 2018

An incisive editorial cartoon shows Mahatma Gandhi being read a letter stating that his funding proposal for spinning cloth is being rejected because the link between the proposal and the struggle against the British empire …

The future of impact investing: a view from Asia

Andrew Milner 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Within philanthropy circles, people are beginning to look beyond grants to the creation of a package of what might be called social finance, which will not only be bigger but will involve the kind of …

Reassigning public wealth in Brazil

Marcos Kisil 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The process of PtP has unlocked large funds for charitable use. It might now do so in Brazil via its privatization agenda and serious corruption problems According to Lester Salamon, the Philanthropication thru Privatization (PtP) …

Advocating for philanthropy in Europe

Max von Abendroth 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

An emboldened coalition can make the case to EU institutions of the importance of philanthropy to Europe’s future The activity and effectiveness of European philanthropy over the past years has been significantly shaped and partly …

At the heart of advancing human rights

Debbie Pippard and Esther Hughes 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

A decade ago, Global Dialogue was formed to promote innovation in human rights funding and practice. What progress has it made? Global Dialogue was formed in 2007 with a clear vision to promote innovation in …

Growing ambition in a shrinking space: Hungary’s community foundations after the election

Tamás Scsaurszki 21 August 2018

Community foundations offer signs of hope despite growing official repression of civil society. Hungary’s general elections in April gave (once again) a constitutional majority to the ruling coalition government and a green light to pursue …