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Opportunity and risk – discussions at the Alliance Breakfast Club

2 Alliance magazine 9 July 2012

Following the June issue of Alliance, with a special focus on Opportunity, risk and global development, last week’s Breakfast Club looked at the question Should foundations take more risks in pursuit of social justice? To …

Philanthropy’s demographic leadership challenge

Michael Alberg-Seberich 8 December 2011

Foundations are always looking for the latest trends and the one societal challenge nobody else has identified yet. For years one of these trends in European countries, especially in Germany, has been the aging of …

Make-up of foundation boards crucial to decisions about investment

Caroline Hartnell 26 June 2009

More than 80 per cent of 105 foundations that lost between 30 and 100 per cent of their assets to Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme had fewer than five trustees serving on their boards. This was …