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Andrew Milner

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 …

Interview Andrew Milner 1 June 2021

Neca Setubal puts Brazilian philanthropy in focus

Fundacão Tide Setubal (FTS) has long experience of combatting racism in the suburbs of São Paulo. It’s a problem that has been ignored for too long by mainstream Brazilian society, but as Neca Setubal, chair …

Interview Andrew Milner 2 March 2021 For Subscribers

Interview: Kirsten Hommelhoff, BDS Secretary-General

The secretary-general of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations) talks to Andrew Milner about the need to give its extensive and very diverse membership the bread-and-butter-services they want while at the same time …

Opinion Andrew Milner 13 December 2020

Big Phil, Little Phil and the System

Recently, I tuned in to the WINGS Forum debate on philanthropy and power. It was an articulate and lively panel. However, most of the discussion was about how philanthropy is coming to terms with uncomfortable …

Interview 1 Andrew Milner 20 October 2020

Interview: Steven Serneels, chair of EVPA

There’s investing for impact and investing with impact. On the heels of the recently concluded EVPA annual conference, new chair Steven Serneels explains the distinction to Alliance and also outlines the Association’s convening role in …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

#EVPA2020: The magnifying glass

COVID-19 has acted as a magnifying glass, said EVPA board chair in his keynote speech opening the Association’s 16th annual conference. It has exposed the limits of our socio-economic systems. Even the Netherlands with its …

Conference reports 1 Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

Leveraging connections and knowledge from Latin America: engaging investing for impact practices

Last week EVPA held their Annual Conference, this time entirely virtually, and Alliance asked our readers in a poll for the session you’d like to hear most about. The winner was ‘Leveraging Connections and Knowledge …

Interview Andrew Milner 15 September 2020

Shloka Nath on climate, collaboration, and COVID-19

One of the panellists as AVPN 2020 was Shloka Nath, Executive Director of the recently-formed India Climate Collaborative (ICC). As one of the conference themes was collaboration, she talks to Alliance about how ICC puts …