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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 For Subscribers

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 For Subscribers

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 For Subscribers

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 …

Interview: Harriet Lamb, Ashden

Andrew Milner 21 January 2020

How can a prize make a difference to an abiding problem like climate change? Harriet Lamb, CEO of Ashden Sustainable Solutions, Sustainable Lives explains to Andrew Milner how the Ashden Awards are not all about …

All change at Robert Bosch Foundation | Interview: Sandra Breka

Charles Keidan 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Sandra Breka was appointed to the Board of Management of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany’s second-largest foundation, in September 2017. Since then, she has led a process which has involved the foundation turning itself inside …

Science and philanthropy join forces to protect the Global Commons

Andrew Milner 22 October 2019

Interview: Professor Johan Rockström, Global Commons Alliance If we are to arrest climate change, safeguarding the global commons – the areas and ecosystems of our planet on which we all depend – is an absolute …