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A new style of royal philanthropy

Jakob Thomsen 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The Mary Foundation set up by the crown princess is adopting a catalytic approach to difficult social issues, writes Jakob Thomsen When the Danish Crown Prince Frederik married Australian Mary Elizabeth Donaldson in 2004, the …

Royalty and commoners in the Netherlands

Edwin Venema 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Queen Máxima and Princess Laurentien offer a style of royal philanthropy more in keeping with the modern era As in many other monarchies, the link between the royal family and philanthropy is strong in the …

Finding our way to participatory capitalism

Laura Boyle 3 December 2018

Jaqueline Novogratz at the EVPA conference in Warsaw painted a picture of a year key to Poland and beyond. It was 1989. She was studying business at Stanford. The wall had come down. The world …

Corporate foundations consider risks and opportunities

James Magowan 1 December 2018

DAFNE held its third European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, in association this year with Assifero, in Italy, hosted by Fondazione Sicilia. Over 70 delegates from 11 countries participated. This Knowledge Exchange will be remembered for its …

Values in trusts and foundations

James Fitzpatrick, Melanie Griffiths and Fozia Irfan 29 November 2018

A few weeks on, we’ve been reflecting on the issues raised in the session on trust and foundation values that we ran at the ACF 2018 annual conference. Thirty-five people signed up for our session …

Seven reasons to be proud of the UK’s global response to HIV – and one word of warning

Kate Harrison 28 November 2018

As we approach the thirtieth anniversary of World AIDS Day it’s time to be reflective. What role has the UK played in the response to HIV, and what are the lessons for philanthropy? The UK …

Investment in donor-advised giving funds increases by a third

Alliance magazine 23 November 2018

Philanthropists invested almost £500m in donor-advised giving funds in 2016-17, a 33 per cent increase on the previous year. According to a new report by the Charities Aid Foundation, the amount of money granted to …

Charities should be thankful for royal philanthropy

Kim Roberts 22 November 2018

The Royal Family are an incredible force for good when it comes to supporting charities. Royal patronage adds status to an organisation as well as giving them some much needed publicity, but perhaps most importantly …

The value of royal philanthropy

Dame Martina Milburn DCVO 20 November 2018

Why do philanthropists put their faith – and their finance – in charities with royal founders and patrons? There are, no doubt, a variety of answers and some might not be as obvious as you …

Foundation transparency – how far should we go?

Krystian Seibert 20 November 2018 For Subscribers

Foundation transparency – how far should we go? Earlier this year, a call from New Philanthropy Capital for foundations to be more transparent sparked some lively debate. NPC’s proposal, contained in its response to a …