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Charles Keidan

Editorial Charles Keidan 4 September 2018

Muslim philanthropy comes of age

Unlocking a huge untapped potential for giving There is general agreement that we don’t know as much as we’d like to know about Muslim philanthropy, a phenomenon broadly defined as giving ‘of any kind, which …

Interview Charles Keidan 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Interview: Ise Bosch and Justus Eisfeld

As a philanthropist, Ise Bosch goes her own way. A scion of a well-known German philanthropic family, she nevertheless chooses the issues she funds and the way she funds them. The recent award of the …

Interview Charles Keidan 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Interview: HE Dr Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani

HE Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani is the chair and founder of Al Faleh Group which provides educational services in Qatar, through three centres, including Doha Academy. She is also a founding …

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 12 July 2018

New figures reveal diversity gaps in British philanthropy

British foundations are falling short when it comes to embracing diversity. A new report commissioned by the foundation umbrella body, the UK’s Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), highlights a striking lack of racial, age and …

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 21 June 2018

Small, locally-focused but willing to work together: new picture of Colombian foundations

The Colombian foundation sector is relatively young, operates its own programmes, and is overwhelmingly focussed on young people and education. These are some of the most striking findings of a new study of the sector …

Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 6 June 2018

Make tax breaks for grantmakers conditional on more transparency, suggests philanthropy think-tank

New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), a leading philanthropy think-tank and consultancy has called on the UK government to consider removing the tax privileges of foundations who don’t conform to improved standards of transparency. NPC argues that …

Editorial Charles Keidan 29 May 2018

A new view of philanthropy infrastructure

A new view of philanthropy infrastructure ‘Infrastructure for philanthropy is rather more like a skeleton than scaffolding. You need it all the time and, unlike scaffolding, you can’t dispense with it,’ commented European Foundation Centre …

Interview Charles Keidan 29 May 2018

Interview: Sir Ian Wood

Spotting the main chance Scottish philanthropist Sir Ian Wood created a successful business in the oil and gas industry before setting up The Wood Foundation in 2007. As he explains to Alliance editor Charles Keidan, …

Interview Charles Keidan 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Interview: Olivia Leland

Olivia Leland has been at the forefront of two of the most notable global philanthropic initiatives, first at the Giving Pledge and now as founder and CEO of Co-Impact. Between them, they have prompted wealthy …

Interview 1 Charles Keidan 22 May 2018

Interview: Joseph Ogutu on Africa’s newest philanthropy network

The development of a pan-African venture philanthropy organisation – to be called the African Venture Philanthropy Association – have reached an advanced stage. Who is involved? What will it do? What are the specific challenges …