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Interview: Steven Serneels, chair of EVPA

1 Andrew Milner 20 October 2020 For Subscribers

There’s investing for impact and investing with impact. On the heels of the recently concluded EVPA annual conference, new chair Steven Serneels explains the distinction to Alliance and also outlines the Association’s convening role in …


The future of philanthropy: A view from Russia

Alexey Kuzmin 19 October 2020

The Center for Philanthropy Development’s paper on the future of philanthropy attempts to produce a credible forecast of that future by documenting key current trends. The study was based on an in-depth literature review which …


New report: Public and funders still don’t understand urgent need to act on climate crisis

Alliance magazine 18 October 2020

Charities say they are struggling to persuade the public of need to act rapidly on environmental issues. Environmental organisations are struggling to communicate the sheer scale and complexity of the climate crisis to the public …

A role for philanthropy in governance and debate

Richard Dion 17 October 2020

This year’s presidential election season is showcasing the culture of debate that has taken hold of the United States. Yet governance doesn’t just require good debaters, it also requires the soft skills of compromise, dialogue …

King Baudouin Foundation facilitates return of 15th century art

Alliance magazine 11 October 2020

American philanthropist Bill Middendorf has helped return a painting to its former home. A 15th century portrait of Spanish noble Francisco de Rojas by Hans Memling, a Dutch artist who also spent a portion of …

Major UK funder signals new funding focus on climate and tackling inequality

Alliance magazine 10 October 2020

Major UK funder Esmée Fairbairn has announced a new grantmaking strategy that will respond to some of the challenges of today, including climate change and the impact of Covid-19 on existing inequalities. Under the new …

EFC, DAFNE mark European Day of Foundations and Donors

Alliance magazine 8 October 2020

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Donor and Foundations Network in Europe (DAFNE) marked the European Day of Foundations and Donors last week with a webinar bringing together over 100 European policy makers, representatives of …

Foundation investments: Important to challenge popular beliefs

Rien van Gendt 7 October 2020

Recently Alliance magazine published a special issue that provides an inside perspective in the world of philanthropic investments, and I participated in a webinar organised by Alliance, that dealt with issues of transparency regarding the investment …

Intentional investing

Kate Rogers 6 October 2020 For Subscribers

When it comes to effecting positive change, what would be the impact if foundations had the same expectations for their endowments as they did for their grantmaking? As climate and health crises close in, more …

European AI Fund launches, opens proposals for €1 million in grants

Elika Roohi 3 October 2020

A group of national, regional and international foundations working in Europe have partnered to launch the European Artificial Intelligence Fund, a philanthropic initiative dedicated to strengthening civil society’s ability to actively shape the role and …