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The value of royal philanthropy

20 November 2018
Dame Martina Milburn DCVO

Why do philanthropists put their faith – and their finance – in charities with royal founders and patrons? There are, no doubt, a variety of answers and some might not be as obvious as you would think. In my experience, the real benefit is that a royal patron can signify solidity, consistency and, above all, quality. In the case of The Prince’s Trust, our association with our founder and President, HRH The Prince of Wales, is …


Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announce Ridgway H White as CEO

19 November 2018
Alliance magazine

Ridgway H White has been appointed CEO of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation after William S White officially retired from the position of chief executive officer. William S. White will be stepping back from day-to-day operations after nearly five decades at the Foundation but will continue as chairman of the board of trustees. ‘The demands of running a sizable philanthropic organization are increasing every day, and Ridgway brings vigor, energy and insight to the challenges we …

Litigating for social change: what can funders learn from global experience?

18 November 2018
Steven McCaffery

Strategic litigation can be a powerful tool for positive social change, but when is it the right investment for philanthropy? …


Silicon Valley Community Foundation appoint Nicole Taylor as president and CEO

17 November 2018
Alliance magazine

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SCVF) has appointed Nicole Taylor as CEO after Emmet Carson was forced out of his post …

Conference reports

Crossing boundaries, borders and barriers – environment trumps all yet is still ignored by majority of foundations

16 November 2018
Ciorsdan Brown

I always look forward to the ACF conference as it’s a really good chance to catch up with friends, to …


Uncovering the impact potential of Islamic finance in Asia

15 November 2018
Sarah Hussain and Patsian Low

As the mainstream capital markets and sustainable development movement converge, the silos that represent types of funding are breaking down …

Conference reports

A stick in the spokes of the funding hamster wheel

14 November 2018
Zibran Choudhury

‘Where is the space for critique and analysis of foundation practice.’ Andrew McCracken, CEO, Community Foundation Northern Ireland Many of …


ERSTE Foundation appoint Mario Catasta as chair

13 November 2018
Alliance magazine

The ERSTE Foundation’s supervisory board has announced the appointment of Mario Catasta as chair of the managaing board. Mario will …


A message to our future president about national philanthropy and the role of civil society in protecting the Amazon region

12 November 2018
Ana Toni

Protecting the Amazon is not a ‘plot’ of international philanthropy. A few days have passed since Brazil elected, with more …

Impact investing: A foundation’s journey from a little to a lot

11 November 2018
Richard Woo

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) practices impact investing as a long game built on experiential learning, resilient risk-taking and the …


BP Oman launches $5 million social investment programme

10 November 2018
Alliance magazine

BP Oman has launched has a $5 millon dollar social investment programme in collaboration with Ministry of Oil and Gas …