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Philanthropy in Canada: A new generation of donors, and social investors

Association of German Foundations 2 December 2018

Interview with Hilary Pearson, President & CEO, Philanthropic Foundations of Canada and Michael Alberg-Seberich, Managing Director, Beyond Philanthropy   Hilary and Michael, what are the three broad issues that will drive the Canadian foundation and philanthropy …


The importance of mentorship: women who have led me

Karen DeTemple 25 November 2018

Mentors are, and will continue to be, a powerful network that have supported me as I have built my fundraising career. They have also been invaluable to growing The Art of Change. Throughout my career …


Oak Foundation hires diplomat as its next President

Alliance magazine 21 November 2018

Oak Foundation has announced the appointment of Douglas Griffiths as the new President of Oak Foundation. Griffiths said, ‘I’m inspired by Oak’s commitment to support innovative solutions to global challenges. I look forward to getting …

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announce Ridgway H White as CEO

Alliance magazine 19 November 2018

Ridgway H White has been appointed CEO of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation after William S White officially retired from the position of chief executive officer. William S. White will be stepping back from day-to-day operations …

Silicon Valley Community Foundation appoint Nicole Taylor as president and CEO

Alliance magazine 17 November 2018

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SCVF) has appointed Nicole Taylor as CEO after Emmet Carson was forced out of his post as president and CEO in following an independent inquiry into allegations of bullying and harassment. …

Impact investing: A foundation’s journey from a little to a lot

Richard Woo 11 November 2018

The Russell Family Foundation (TRFF) practices impact investing as a long game built on experiential learning, resilient risk-taking and the primacy of relationships. Contrary to the playbook of traditional investing, where the dominant values are …

Teresa Behrens named executive director at Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 9 November 2018

Teresa Behrens has been appointed executive director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. Prior to accepting the position as executive director, Behrens served as the director of strategy and programs …

Rethinking the funder-grantee relationship

2 Justin Wiebe 8 November 2018

The relationship that exists between many funders and grantees is complicated to say the least. The relationship can too often be riddled with power imbalances, saviourism, and imposed expectations. As funders we need to recognize …

141 US foundations and donors sign letter opposing protest restrictions

Alliance magazine 31 October 2018

Major philanthropic organisations have come together to oppose a set of proposed US National Park Service regulations governing protest on federal lands in Washington DC. The Proteus Fund, working closely with the Wallace Global Fund, …

Let’s dance! The role of philanthropy in the age of disruption

Jennifer Thomas 26 October 2018

‘Diversity is being invited to the party, Inclusion is being asked to dance’ – Mohamed Huque, Director, Inspirit Foundation Mohamed spoke these eloquent words during a session on diversity, equity and inclusion at the PFC …