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Shloka Nath on climate, collaboration, and COVID-19

Andrew Milner 15 September 2020 For Subscribers

One of the panellists as AVPN 2020 was Shloka Nath, Executive Director of the recently-formed India Climate Collaborative (ICC). As one of the conference themes was collaboration, she talks to Alliance about how ICC puts …


Interview: Angel Font

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

It’s transition time at the European Foundation Centre (EFC) with the arrival of a new chair and a new Chief Executive, the first female in the role. Here the new chair Angel Font, corporate director …


Interview: Badr Jafar, Cambridge Centre for Strategic Philanthropy

Elika Roohi 7 July 2020

Last year, the fastest-growing economies were all in emerging markets. This current wave of globalisation, which is pushing economic power both southward and eastward, will have a profound effect on philanthropy, and we should consider …

Interview: Antonio Zappulla

Charles Keidan 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Charles Keidan talks to Antonio Zappulla of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) about how it uses its media and legal expertise to drive systemic change. CK: You became CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation in …

Interview: Benjamin Bellegy, WINGS

Andrew Milner 5 May 2020

The latest piece of research produced by the Worldwide Networks for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), designed to help philanthropy support organisations (PSOs) think through their role in changing circumstances has been overborne by the Covid-19 crisis…well, …

Interview: David Biemesderfer, United Philanthropy Forum

Charles Keidan 21 April 2020

The United Philanthropy Forum (UPF) has brought together many of the US’s infrastructure bodies in a meta-network. Does its CEO, David Biemesderfer, see a European parallel in European philanthropy body, DAFNE? He sat down with …

Interview: Rana Kotan, TUSEV

Charles Keidan 7 April 2020

At the end of this year’s PEXforum in Madrid, it was announced that next year’s event will be held in Turkey. So it was an opportune moment for Charles Keidan to talk to Rana Kotan …

Interview: Alberto Alemanno, The Good Lobby

Charles Keidan 31 March 2020

Foundations have traditionally been shy about engaging with public authorities and lobbying decision-makers. Ironically, believes Alberto Alemanno, one of the effects is that philanthropy has indirectly contributed to the social divisions it often aspires to …

Non-profits are unsung and undervalued: Interview with Phil Buchanan

Charles Keidan 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) and author of Giving Done Right: Effective philanthropy and making every dollar count, tells Charles Keidan why he thinks the US non-profit sector is so …

A message to Foundations: take your front door to Indigenous peoples

1 Alliance magazine 11 February 2020

Whakarongo! Kia ora koutou katoa Alliance’s special focus on Indigenous philanthropy worldwide kicks off in Aotearoa New Zealand with a conversation led by Dr Chelsea Grootveld of the J R McKenzie Trust and the Tindall …