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‘Invest in things that are uncertain’: Stefan Germann says shake it up

Elika Roohi 2 August 2022 For Subscribers

Switzerland’s Fondation Botnar has a mission familiar to the foundation world: improving the health of youth people. But the foundation’s specific focus is the inclusion of youth voices and the equitable use of artificial intelligence …


Laurence Tubiana has a message for European philanthropy

Elika Roohi 19 July 2022 For Subscribers

It is the end of May, and southern Spain is experiencing a heatwave so dramatic that temperatures in some cities are 16 degrees Celsius above average. A spokesperson for AEMET, the country’s national weather agency, …


Interview: Rockefeller Foundation’s Elizabeth Yee on Asia, leadership, and philanthropy

Andrew Milner 7 July 2022

Rockefeller Foundation has deep and long-standing interests in Asia. Hence the presence of  Elizabeth Yee, the foundation’s Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Chief of Staff at the AVPN Conference in Bali. She talks here …

Europe’s philanthropy man: speaking with Luc Tayart de Borms

Charles Keidan 31 May 2022 For Subscribers

There are few people who personify European philanthropy better than Luc Tayart de Borms. Managing director of Belgium’s King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), a founding member and chair of the European Foundation Centre (now Philea), and …

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

Elika Roohi 26 April 2022

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

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

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 …