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Devorah Mayman Patt appointed CEO of Israel Venture Network

Alliance magazine 9 December 2018

The Israel Venture Network (IVN) has announced the appointment of Devorah Mayman Patt as their new CEO. Before joining IVN, Patt was acting director at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Devorah brings over two …


Royal philanthropy

Leonard Stall and Joanne Bladd 4 December 2018

Royal giving can be a powerful force for progress but faces pressure to adapt and demonstrate its value to contemporary society At a time when the charitable giving of the world’s rich is under public …


Interview: Princess Banderi

Joanne Bladd 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Princess Banderi bint Abdulrahman AlFaisal is the CEO of the King Khalid Foundation, and granddaughter of King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud who ruled Saudi Arabia from 1975 until his death in 1982. She tells …

Opening the door to youth employment

Ron Bruder 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Royal support for a youth employment network in the Middle East and North Africa has been critical to its success ‘Your goals are our goals, and I am sure that you will strengthen our efforts …

Joining the dots in Qatar

Florence Branchu 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Royal support can do more than simply underwrite programmes. Given commitment and knowledge, it can also lead to the creation of important initiatives I work for Orbis, an international charity which brings people together to …

BP Oman launches $5 million social investment programme

Alliance magazine 10 November 2018

BP Oman has launched has a $5 millon dollar social investment programme in collaboration with Ministry of Oil and Gas and BP’s partner, Oman Oil Company for Explorations & Production (OOCEP). The programme will focus …

Amplifying African diaspora voice and expertise in philanthropy advice

1 Yvonne Moore 15 October 2018

In the March 2017 issue, Alliance magazine associate editor Andrew Milner’s article Shading in the blanks on the philanthropy advice map explored the how the US and Europe might be exercising a distorting influence in …

Social innovation lab to stimulate solutions for young women and trans people in Lebanon

Alliance magazine 21 September 2018

A new collaboration has been formed to advance the cause of young women and trans youth’s rights and capacity for collective action. FRIDA: the Young Feminist Fund, Global Fund for Women, Oxfam and the Young …

Philanthropy in Egypt and Turkey

Marwa El-Daly and Filiz Bikmen 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The practice of community giving has experienced mixed fortunes amid profound national developments In 2004, the Ford Foundation funded a study to understand the relationship between philanthropy and social justice in predominantly Muslim societies, including …

Interview: HE Dr Sheikha Aisha Al-Thani

Charles Keidan 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

HE Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh bin Nasser Al-Thani is the chair and founder of Al Faleh Group which provides educational services in Qatar, through three centres, including Doha Academy. She is also a founding …