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Charles Keidan

Interview Charles Keidan 7 April 2020 For Subscribers

Interview: Rana Kotan, TUSEV

At the end of this year’s PEXforum in Madrid, it was announced that next year’s event will be held in Turkey. So it was an opportune moment for Charles Keidan to talk to Rana Kotan …

Interview Charles Keidan 31 March 2020 For Subscribers

Interview: Alberto Alemanno, The Good Lobby

Foundations have traditionally been shy about engaging with public authorities and lobbying decision-makers. Ironically, believes Alberto Alemanno, one of the effects is that philanthropy has indirectly contributed to the social divisions it often aspires to …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 27 March 2020

Julia and Hans Rausing commit £16.5 million to tackle COVID-19

Philanthropists Julia and Hans Rausing announced that they are giving £16.5 million to charities and causes in the United Kingdom working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic – the largest UK pledge to date from individual …

Editorial Charles Keidan 3 March 2020

Indigenous voices central to philanthropic progress

Indigenous Peoples encompass more than 475 million people in over 90 countries and their territories cover almost a quarter of the world’s land surface. They are critical to the sustainable management of natural resources, the …

Interview Charles Keidan 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Non-profits are unsung and undervalued: Interview with Phil Buchanan

Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) and author of Giving Done Right: Effective philanthropy and making every dollar count, tells Charles Keidan why he thinks the US non-profit sector is so …

Conference reports Charles Keidan 4 February 2020

European philanthropy networks up their game

What happens when you bring philanthropy wonks together, roughly divided into two groups, to spend quality time with one another? One set of groups represents the interests of foundations in individual countries and the other …

Interview Charles Keidan 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

All change at Robert Bosch Foundation | Interview: Sandra Breka

Sandra Breka was appointed to the Board of Management of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany’s second-largest foundation, in September 2017. Since then, she has led a process which has involved the foundation turning itself inside …

Editorial Charles Keidan 3 December 2019

Philanthropy needs a feminist consciousness

As someone who went to an all-boys, mostly white, and quite elite private school until 16, gender issues were not at the forefront of my consciousness. Despite seeing myself as liberal, I was still a product of my school, family and …

News Charles Keidan 8 November 2019

Bertelsmann chief: make the SDGs philanthropy’s lingua franca

One of Europe’s leading foundations has urged an audience of philanthropy leaders to embrace the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the unifying principle and ‘lingua franca’ of the global philanthropy sector. The comments …

News Charles Keidan and Andrew Milner 22 October 2019

European foundations commit $13 million to tackle planet and climate crisis

Four of Europe’s leading foundations tackling climate change have committed $13 million (€11.6 million) of funding to advance work to protect the ‘global commons’ – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we …