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Charles Keidan

Editorial Charles Keidan 2 June 2020

In this moment of crisis, philanthropy should get behind social movements

I’m writing this introduction to our June issue as the aftermath of the global coronavirus pandemic continues to engulf the world. As I write in late April, my children have been off school and nursery …

Interview Charles Keidan 2 June 2020

Interview: Antonio Zappulla

Charles Keidan talks to Antonio Zappulla of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) about how it uses its media and legal expertise to drive systemic change. CK: You became CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation in …

Interview Charles Keidan 21 April 2020

Interview: David Biemesderfer, United Philanthropy Forum

The United Philanthropy Forum (UPF) has brought together many of the US’s infrastructure bodies in a meta-network. Does its CEO, David Biemesderfer, see a European parallel in European philanthropy body, DAFNE? He sat down with …

Analysis Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 16 April 2020

COVID-19 Crisis: Philanthropy faces a major dilemma as need increases but endowments shrink

As COVID-19 rapidly spreads through the world, it has created in its wake a pressing need from almost every segment of society. The world of philanthropy has made donations both large and small to fight …

Interview Charles Keidan 7 April 2020

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

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

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 …