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Charles Keidan

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 For Subscribers

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 Charles Keidan 22 May 2018 For Subscribers

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 …

Conference Report 1 Charles Keidan 3 April 2018

Philanthropy infrastructure under the microscope

Why won’t foundations pay more, or in some cases, pay anything, for the infrastructure which exists to help and serve them? And what can be done to change that? That was the core challenge debated …

Interview Charles Keidan 27 March 2018

Interview: Philippa Charles, Garfield Weston Foundation

‘A very unusual foundation,’ is how Guy Weston, chair of the UK’s Garfield Weston Foundation (GWF), describes his grandfather’s creation which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Few would disagree. Not only is the foundation’s structure …

Editorial Charles Keidan 6 March 2018

Shining a light on a new way of giving

In this issue, we look in-depth at the phenomenon of diaspora philanthropy. With increasing numbers on the move, new ties are being formed between peoples, nations and states across the world. While most attention has …