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Austrian foundation ERSTE Stiftung appoints new CEO

Alliance magazine 10 October 2021

Austrian Foundation ERSTE Stiftung has appointed Boris Marte as CEO. Marte has been a member of the foundation’s Managing Board since 2016, as well as acting as deputy CEO. He replaces Mario Catasta. The chairman …

Foundations and the SDGs: Gulbenkian finding the fit

Margarida Espírito Santo, Donzelina Barroso and Renee Karibi-Whyte 7 October 2021

For many foundations, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a means to direct their efforts according to a larger, internationally recognised development framework, potentially increasing the value of those efforts by dovetailing them with those …

Which session at the 2021 EFC Conference would you most like to read about?

1 Alliance magazine 5 October 2021

As we approach the annual 2021 EFC Conference , Alliance is assembling a team of bloggers to report from the event. We hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those …

Business of Philanthropy: Sir Ronald Cohen

Alliance magazine 3 October 2021

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Sir Ronald Cohen, Chairman of the …

King Baudouin Foundation launches Myriad, an alliance to facilitate borderless giving

Alliance magazine 2 October 2021

Donors across four different continents can now support charities in nearly 100 countries through Myriad, an alliance created by the King Baudouin Foundation and its affiliates in North America. Myriad aims to ease and encourage …

European Day of Foundations looks to future of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 October 2021

With a number of events across Europe, this year’s European Day of Foundations and Donors is focusing on the theme ‘Stepping into tomorrow’ by shining a light on philanthropy’s contribution to society and highlighting what …

Drivers and barriers for community led philanthropy in Russia

Yulia Khodorova 29 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change. In Russia, civic initiative and local leadership began to take various …

Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation on tackling climate in Europe

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 28 September 2021

For foundations that are trying to apply a climate lens to their existing programmes, those working on food systems will have an easier time than perhaps those with arts programmes. The Daniel and Nina Carasso …

Italian commitment to climate change action launched

Alliance magazine 27 September 2021

Sixty-one foundations and philanthropic organisations in Italy have joined a commitment to action on climate change launched by Assifero, the Italian association of grantmaking foundations. Italy’s climate commitment for the philanthropy sector joins a number …

Philanthropic action on climate has been too slow – is the rise of green intermediaries the answer?

Isabelle Gerretsen 23 September 2021

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a profoundly alarming warning last month: human activities are altering the climate in unprecedented and irreversible ways. As the planet continues to warm, we face more …