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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 be replacing the outgoing Bernhard Spalt who will suceed Andreas Treichl as CEO of the Erste Group. Mario Catasta has been the Erste Group Bank’s director of internal audit since 2003. Previously, he was the head of the corporate client department at Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen.    


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 than 55 per cent of the vote, the former Capitan Jair Bolsonaro, the ultra-right-wing candidate. When the PSJP published its report about Brazilian philanthropy in May this year, probably none of the contributors expected this result. Many, however, had already at that time talked about the shrinking space for civil society to act and, in particular, the …

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 …


Terea Behrens named executive director at Johnson Center for Philanthropy

9 November 2018
Alliance magazine

Teresa Behrens has been appointed executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Prior to …

Conference reports

Rethinking the funder-grantee relationship

8 November 2018
Justin Wiebe

The relationship that exists between many funders and grantees is complicated to say the least. The relationship can too often …


Venture philanthropy and social investment growing in Central Eastern Europe

7 November 2018
Alliance magazine

The results of the  EVPA ‘Investing for Impact Survey 2017/2018’, has shown an increase in the allocation of resources compared …


DFN Charitable Foundation appoint Kevin Horne as CEO

6 November 2018
Alliance magazine

The DFN Charitable Foundation has announced the appointment of Kevin Horne as their new CEO. Kevin will be joining the …


Wolfson Foundation awards £10 million to boost the humanities and social sciences

5 November 2018
Alliance magazine

The Wolfson Foundation and British Academy announced a £10 million initiative to promote and support high quality research in the …


Foundation leaders sign joint letter condemning Hungarian government

4 November 2018
Alliance magazine

After the Central European University in Budapest announced it would partially relocate to Vienna given the Hungarian government’s hostility to …


Backbone Fund awards £1.3 million in grants to bolster civil society

3 November 2018
Alliance magazine

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has made grants totalling £1.3 million to seven organisations selected in the latest round of the …