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News Alliance magazine 23 October 2021

Oak Foundation appoints Masego Madzwamuse to direct Environment Programme

The Oak Foundation has appointed Masego Madzwamuse as director of its  Environment Programme. Madzwamuse, who was previously CEO at the Southern Africa Trust, joined the Geneva-based team last month. ‘Masego has an established track record …

Interview Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 19 October 2021

‘The climate crisis galvanised us’: Trottier Family Foundation on their climate action

‘If we can’t solve the climate crisis, none of our other work will matter’, said Eric St.Pierre, speaking about the Trottier Family Foundation’s climate work to Alliance recently. The Canadian foundation has been slowly ramping up …

Conference reports Alliance magazine 18 October 2021

EFC Conference 2021: Day one in Tweets!

Highlights from day one of the European Foundation Centre Annual Conference: ‘From crisis to opportunity – How can philanthropy accelerate sustainable change?’ Opening plenary Only 1,5% of philanthropy goes to rethinking the current economic model …

News Alliance magazine 17 October 2021

Vladimir Potanin establishes $1.4 billion endowment for his foundation

Russian Philanthropist Vladimir Potanin has announced that he is establishing a 100 billion ruble ($1.4 billion) endowment for his philanthropic organisation, the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. ‘I have dedicated all my entrepreneurial life to philanthropy, and …

News Alliance magazine 16 October 2021

EFC launch podcast series ahead of 2021 Conference in Vienna

To raise the curtain on the 2021 European Foundation Centre (EFC) Conference, taking place from 18-20 October in Vienna, the EFC has released a new podcast series focusing on one of the four conference tracks: Climate, …

News Alliance magazine 14 October 2021

Over 20 foundations join to commit $223 million to reducing methane emissions

More than 20 leading philanthropic organisations have partnered to commit $223 million to drastically reducing methane emissions around the world. The effort – which includes the Hewlett Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, CIFF, and the IKEA Foundation, …

News Alliance magazine 14 October 2021

Philanthropy Together launches racial equity programme for giving circles globally

Philanthropy Together — a global initiative to diversify and democratize philanthropy through scaling and strengthening giving circles — has launched a Community of Practice programme focused on racial equity. The organisation hopes that the programme …

News Alliance magazine 14 October 2021

New report offers advice for grantmakers working in Africa

A new report from the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group shares advice and reflections by individuals engaged in grantmaking in Africa. The report surveyed 17 individuals over a period from November 2019 to February 2020 who …

News Alliance magazine 12 October 2021

Philanthropy centre joins women’s university to explore impact, potential for philanthropy in Pakistan

The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy has joined the Fatima Jinnah Women University in establishing a programme of activities that will promote philanthropy knowledge and community development across the country. The collaboration between PCP and FJWU …

News Alliance magazine 10 October 2021

Austrian foundation ERSTE Stiftung appoints new CEO

Austrian Foundation ERSTE Stiftung has appointed Boris Marte as CEO. Marte has been a member of the foundation’s Managing Board since 2016, as well as acting as deputy CEO. He replaces Mario Catasta. The chairman …