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Charles Keidan

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 …

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 …

Interview Charles Keidan 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Interview: Antonis Schwarz of the Guerrilla Foundation

What happens when a young man inherits a fortune but then uses his inheritance to challenge the systems which created it in the first place? We may be about to find out. The sale of …

Interview Charles Keidan 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Interview: Omar Al-Qattan

Omar Al-Qattan started his professional life as a filmmaker and is now a businessman and philanthropist. Born in Beirut of Palestinian parents, he moved to the UK in 1975 and now chairs the A M …

News Charles Keidan 20 February 2018

Foundations aren’t transparent enough, leading corporate funder tells Alliance

The chief executives of two leading philanthropy sector organisations have sharply criticised foundation practice in the UK. In the latest Alliance podcast debating their philanthropy provocation paper Paul Streets of corporate funder the Lloyds Bank Foundation and Dan …