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Mott Foundation leader and pioneer of philanthropy William S. White dies aged 82

Alliance magazine 11 October 2019

One of the longest-serving leaders of a major philanthropy in the United States and pioneer of philanthropy infrastructure, William S. White passed away peacefully on October 9 2019 at age 82. Under White’s leadership, the …


Global Civil Society in Uncertain Times: Strengthening Diversity and Sustainability

Alliance magazine 9 October 2019

Staff resignation at Gates Foundation over Modi award

Alliance magazine 30 September 2019

Sabah Hamid who worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in India resigned from her position after the organisation honoured Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, with a Global Goal award for his flagship sanitation …

Nicholas A Tedesco appointed as NCFP’s new President and CEO

Alliance magazine 20 September 2019

Nicholas A Tedesco, Senior Philanthropic Advisor of the philanthropy centre at J.P. Morgan private bank in New York, has been appointed President and CEO of the National Center for Family Philanthropy. Tedesco’s prior experience includes …

Small Donors, big thinking

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 19 September 2019

How small investors can change the world ‘Small but mighty’ is a phrase we’ve seen applied time and again to describe something that seems too little to notice but that packs a wallop when it …

New online hub to help funders better support Native communities

Alliance magazine 12 September 2019

Native Americans in Philanthropy and Candid have launched a first of its kind website, Investing in Native Communities, to encourage greater philanthropic funding and support to Native communities in the US. The free site, will …

South Asian Americans in philanthropy urge Gates Foundation to rescind award for Modi

Alliance magazine 12 September 2019

South Asian Americans in philanthropy have called on the Gates Foundation to withdraw their award for MP Narendra Modi, arguing that the decision to honour him amid heightened levels of violence, exclusion, and discrimination faced …

Upswell Chicago

Alliance magazine 12 September 2019

Philanthropy’s social compact in a changing world

1 Olga Tarasov 12 September 2019

Trust in philanthropy is eroding. Widening inequality is contributing to public fears and anxiety about the roles various types of institutions play in public life—be they philanthropy, government, business, or academia. For the philanthropic sector …

Jeffrey Epstein: Joi Ito leaves Board roles at MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation

1 Alliance magazine 9 September 2019

Two of the US’s largest liberal foundations, MacArthur Foundation and Knight Foundation, are facing scrutiny following the sudden resignation of Joi Ito from their respective boards. Ito’s handling of donations to the MIT Media Lab …