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Astrid Bonfield

Special feature Astrid Bonfield 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The Queen’s legacy: vision for all

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust shows how royal support for philanthropy can have a decisive effect on gathering the resources to tackle global problems When Her Majesty The Queen celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in …

Conference Report Astrid Bonfield 1 June 2012 For Subscribers

Council on Foundations Annual Conference

This year’s Council on Foundations Annual Conference, held in Los Angeles 29 April-1 May, provided its usual mix of excellent speakers, huge plenaries and thought-provoking sessions. I was struck throughout the meeting by the enormous …

Opinion Astrid Bonfield 1 March 2011

A message to all foundation associations

When thinking about what associations of foundations could achieve, perhaps our first step should be to reflect on what it is that philanthropy does. Foundations work towards achieving change, whether it is addressing the root …

Special feature Astrid Bonfield 1 December 2008

It’s all about effectiveness …

This issue of Alliance raises the question why foundations are so often failing to respond to emerging global crises. Many foundations would argue that their greatest value lies in their long-term view and that their …