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Andrew Milner

Special feature Andrew Milner 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The end of condescension: the central issues around decolonising philanthropy

Features editor Andrew Milner outlines some of the central issues that need addressing for ‘decolonising philanthropy’ to have real meaning The word ‘decolonisation’ was apparently first coined by German economist Moritz Julius Bonn in the …

Analysis Andrew Milner 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Tales of dynamism and diversity: Reflections on the AVPN 2022 conference

Andrew Milner reflects on the debate at the heart of the AVPN 2022 conference that he recently attended in Bali The Asian decade: it was on the AVPN’s 2022 conference masthead, it was proclaimed from …

Interview Andrew Milner 18 August 2022

Interview: Indonesia’s YCAB Foundation on impact and the future of Asian giving

The YCAB Foundation has been a critical part of the philanthropy and social investment landscape in Indonesia for the last two decades. At the recent AVPN Conference in Bali, Alliance spoke to Veronica Colondam, YCAB’s …

Interview Andrew Milner 7 July 2022

Interview: Rockefeller Foundation’s Elizabeth Yee on Asia, leadership, and philanthropy

Rockefeller Foundation has deep and long-standing interests in Asia. Hence the presence of  Elizabeth Yee, the foundation’s Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Chief of Staff at the AVPN Conference in Bali. She talks here …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 5 July 2022

The Asian decade

This was the billing of AVPN’s first face-to-face convening since 2019 and with the return of the conference has come a new purpose and of responsibility, articulated by Naina Batra in her opening address to …

Special feature Andrew Milner 31 May 2022 For Subscribers

Last Word: Learning from failure is a profitable pursuit

Failures: in a spirit of openness, let me advance one of my own. Long ago, I was entered in an elocution competition, in which the competitors, all children too young to be able to say …

Analysis Andrew Milner 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

Network bodies: alive and well in the Covid era

Two years on from the first lockdowns, we’ve all had to get used to not meeting our peers in person. Andrew Milner investigates the effect this has had on network bodies and how these gregarious …

Analysis Andrew Milner 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Watchwords and catchwords

A sideways glance at the evolution of the language of philanthropy over the last two-and-a-half decades As the practice of philanthropy has changed over the last 25 years, so has the language it uses to …

Analysis Andrew Milner 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance’s critical friends

The decision in 2006 to establish the Alliance Publishing Trust as an independent entity was designed to give the magazine financial security and a clear identity. It was not a straightforward task, as the founding …

Analysis Andrew Milner 10 August 2021

From then until now: Alliance through the years

Here’s what’s happened throughout Alliance’s 25-year history – and what we published alongside these historical moments Since its launch in 1996, Alliance has dealt with many themes through its special features which look in depth …