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‘Here we are, we got it, let’s go’: Speaking with Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Nicole Taylor

Elika Roohi 26 April 2022 For Subscribers

When Nicole Taylor assumed the role of Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO in 2018, it was following a scandal about the organisation’s toxic working environment and a tough rebuilding job was in front of her. …


Funding with a feminist lens: Neera Nundy, Dasra Co-founder

Elika Roohi 8 March 2022 For Subscribers

Private spending was up almost a quarter in India in 2020 – but where was it going? To understand the funding landscape in India, we sat down with Neera Nundy, Co-founder of Dasra, the organisation …


Philanthropy’s ‘say-do’ gap: An interview with Carmen Rojas

Charles Keidan 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

What does it mean to be a social justice funder in an increasingly divided political and economic landscape? Why are more apparently liberal foundations unwilling to step forward on the most critical aspects of the …

An interview with new ClimateWorks CEO Helen Mountford

Elika Roohi 25 January 2022 For Subscribers

ClimateWorks CEO Helen Mountford is taking on her new role with a stubborn sense of optimism for our climate future. Following former CEO Charlotte Pera’s departure from ClimateWorks to the Bezos Earth Fund last April, …

‘Community knows what community needs’: Sara Lomelin on giving circles

Elika Roohi 11 January 2022

Philanthropy Together launched in April of 2020, uniquely poised to harness the power of the collective at a moment when the collective was realising its power. CEO Sara Lomelin sat down with Alliance to talk …

Interview: Jeff Bradach, co-founder of The Bridgespan Group

Charles Keidan 30 November 2021

Jeff Bradach is co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, arguably among the world’s most influential non-profit and philanthropic advisory firms. Best known today for advising leading philanthropists, including Mackenzie Scott, on donating billions of philanthropic dollars, Bridgespan itself is branching out with over 300 members of staff and …

The climate philanthropy statesman

Elika Roohi 16 November 2021

GLASGOW – The Hewlett Foundation has traditionally been one of the biggest and longstanding funders in the climate philanthropy space, but this year they are asking their board to increase their budget by 40 per …

On the impact of air pollution: Speaking with the Clean Air Fund at COP26

Alliance magazine 16 November 2021

So far, air pollution has ranked low down the list of climate priorities. Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan met Jane Burston and Sean Maguire of the Clean Air Fund at COP26 in Glasgow and asked …

New currents: EFC Chief Executive Delphine Moralis on the sea-change in European philanthropy

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 12 October 2021

Last summer, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) announced a change in leadership. Long-time CEO Gerry Salole would be stepping down after 15 years and succeeding him would be Delphine Moralis – then the Secretary General …

African Visionary Fund: playing the game to change the game

1 Elika Roohi 6 July 2021

The African Visionary Fund – a pooled funder with support from King Baudouin Foundation’s U.S. arm, Segal Family Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and Tawingo Fund – launched in early 2020, almost simultaneously with the start of …