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Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard appointed Wellcome Trust chair

24 May 2020
Alliance magazine

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been appointed chair of the UK based Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s leading foundations. She will succeed Eliza Manningham-Buller, former MI5 Director and current Wellcome Trust chair, who is stepping down from the role in April 2021. Gillard served as Australia’s Prime Minister from 2010-13, championing policies such as education reform, emissions trading regulation, and provision and sustainability of healthcare. In her post-political career, she has served …

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Angel Font elected new European Foundation Centre Chair

21 May 2020
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Angel Font, Corporate Director of Research and Strategy at “la Caixa” Foundation in Spain, was elected the new Chair of the European Foundation Centre during its 2020 Annual General Assembly, which took place online yesterday. Font has been working in the philanthropic sector for almost 30 years with different organisations, including Intermón Oxfam, Un sol món, and “la Caixa” Foundation since 2010. Font succeeds Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General of Fondazione CRT, following his three-year term. …

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Gates Foundation commits $125,000 to Journalism Funders Forum

19 May 2020
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed almost $125,000 of funding over five years to the Journalism Funders Forum …

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Hurry! One year subscriptions to Alliance currently at HALF PRICE

18 May 2020
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Alliance magazine is offering a 50 per cent discount for all first-time subscriptions until Friday 29 May. This would mean …

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ACF report sets out aspirational best practice strategy for stronger foundations

15 May 2020
Elika Roohi

The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has published a new report on the crucial importance of strategic thinking and strong …

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Australia’s Minderoo Foundation buys ten million COVID-19 tests, but is reimbursed by government

13 May 2020
Elika Roohi

In Australia, mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew Forrest and his Minderoo Foundation have acquired ten million coronavirus tests at AUD …

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Kirsten Hommelhoff appointed new Secretary General of the Association of German Foundations

12 May 2020
Alliance magazine

Lawyer and foundation manager Kirsten Hommelhoff will be the new Secretary General of the Association of German Foundations, or Bundesverband …

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Italian Assifero gains official accreditation

8 May 2020
Alliance magazine

The national membership association of Italian grant-making foundations and private institutional philanthropy, Assifero, has been accredited as a national association …

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‘FOCUS: Philanthropy’ photo contest open for submissions

5 May 2020
Alliance magazine

A Europe-wide photography contest to capture the visual stories of the people behind philanthropy and how they work for a …

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New alliance for social entrepreneurs launched at World Economic Forum

4 May 2020
Alliance magazine

Forty leading global organisations have joined together to launch the COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs today at the World …

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Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies pledges $30 million to fight pandemic

3 May 2020
Alliance magazine

Alwaleed Philanthropies has announced $30 million to the battle against COVID-19. Of the pledge, $20.6 million is new funding and …