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The 2018 AVPN Conference, Singapore, 4-7 June 2018

Andrew Milner 19 June 2018

The social and environmental problems we’re facing will require far more resources than we have so far put into them. As a rough indicator, estimates of money to meet the Sustainable Development Goals are eye-watering. …

Philanthropy infrastructure under the microscope

1 Charles Keidan 3 April 2018

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 …

Recent convenings debate non-profit journalism

Claire Hoffman 5 December 2017

Over the last six months, I’ve participated in two panels on non-profit journalism and philanthropy. I see non-profit journalism as a response to two related crises. The first is the proliferation of news outlets on the …

Social investment in Asia: philanthropy’s new venture

Andrew Milner 20 June 2017

‘How many people here don’t have their smartphone within easy reach?’ asked Ong Peng Tsin, Chair of Solve Education in the opening plenary of this year’s Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference in Bangkok, 7-9 …

Coverage from the 2017 annual EFC conference in Warsaw, Poland

Alliance magazine 6 June 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s European Foundation Centre (EFC) conference in Warsaw, Poland.  This year’s EFC annual conference, hosted between 31 May – 2nd June, was …

‘Critical’ WINGS nails its colours to the mast in Mexico

Andrew Milner 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

There was a whiff of impending crisis in the air at the 2017 WINGSForum in Mexico City in February: the growth of populism, increasing restrictions on the freedoms of civil society, social problems that seem …

EDGE needs to be sharper still

Andrew Milner 2 May 2017

‘If you know everyone at your table, you may be at the wrong table’, declared the facilitator at the start of the 2017 EDGE Funders Alliance conference in Barcelona, a remark which was emblematic of …

Coverage from the EDGE Funders Alliance and Council on Foundations’ annual conferences

Alliance magazine 2 May 2017

Alliance is proud to have been part of the media coverage for this year’s EDGE Funders Alliance conference in Barcelona, Spain and the Council on Foundation’s annual conference in Dallas, Texas. EDGE Funders Alliance’s 2017 …

Nexus China Youth Summit 2013: a next gen philanthropist’s view

Charles Ling 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

I joined the Nexus community in 2012, when I attended both the China and the global summits. I find Nexus an open and vibrant platform for young people to share and engage. You can freely …

EVPA conference 2013: reflections on the planetary system

Jürgen Griesbeck 3 March 2014 For Subscribers

We always enjoy the annual EVPA gathering as it allows us to reconnect with old acquaintances and build new relations with the frontrunners in the field of venture philanthropy. The picture that resonated most with …