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Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Meet Smita Ramakrishna, Rang De – final candidate for this year’s Olga Prize

Alliance magazine 25 February 2018

About Smita Ramakrishna Rang De is India’s first online micro-lending website. Its premise is that poverty can be overcome by helping people become economically self-reliant. Working with partners, Rang De identifies people, primarily women, who …


Meet Puja Marwaha, CRY – the penultimate finalist of this year’s Olga Prize

Alliance magazine 24 February 2018

About Puja Marwaha Over the last 38 years, CRY has been a pioneer in the area of public philanthropy in India, introducing the retail model of giving to the country through what were at the …


Meet Priya Naik, Samhita – the fourth of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

Alliance magazine 23 February 2018

About Priya Naik Samhita was founded in 2009 when few companies were engaged in corporate philanthropy and still fewer were strategic about it. Samhita’s aim was to attract not just philanthropic money from the corporate …

Meet Henry Timms & Asha Curran, #GivingTuesday movement – the third of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

Alliance magazine 22 February 2018

About Henry Timms and Asha Curran In 2012 New York non-profit 92Y came up with the idea of a campaign to celebrate and encourage giving to counterbalance the growing commercialism of Black Friday and Cyber …

Meet Frederick Mulder, Funding Network – the second of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

Alliance magazine 21 February 2018

About Frederick Mulder The Funding Network (TFN) was co-founded in the UK in 2002 by Frederick Mulder. It holds over 20 live crowdfunding events in the UK and Ireland every year and has raised more …

Finalists for fifth Olga Prize revealed – plus interview with first finalist; Florencia Roitstein, ELLAS

Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

As we count down to the unveiling of the 2018 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize winner, over the next six days we will be profiling each of our six finalists: Florencia Roitstein, Ellas: Women & Philanthropy Frederick Mulder, …

2016’s Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize winner: South Africa’s Bhekinkosi Moyo

Alliance magazine 15 November 2016

It is with great pleasure and pride that we can now announce the winner of the fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize: Bhekinkosi Moyo, executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa …

Meet the final candidate for this year’s Olga Prize – Maria Amalia Souza from Brazil

Alliance magazine 13 November 2016

About Amalia Souza Founded in 2006, CASA is a collective effort that Amalia Souza’s 30‑plus years in the field helped to shape into a unique philanthropic model. Its purpose is to enable funding to reach …

Meet this year’s penultimate Olga Prize finalist – Bhekinkosi Moyo from South Africa

Alliance magazine 12 November 2016

About Bhekinkosi Moyo Bhekinkosi Moyo is executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa Philanthropy Network. He has also been instrumental in setting up a Chair in African Philanthropy at the …

Meet Singapore’s Laurence Lien – the fifth of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

Alliance magazine 11 November 2016

About Laurence Lien Laurence Lien combines a number of roles in the philanthropic infrastructure of Singapore and of Asia generally. He is co‑founder and CEO of the Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), launched in 2015. He …