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British Heart Foundation appoints Dr Kirstine Knox as new Director of Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 22 August 2019

Dr Kirstine Knox, from the University of Oxford has just been appointed as the British Heart Foundation’s new Director of Philanthropy. Dr Knox will be working alongside Jane Porter, Global Principal Gifts Director, in leading …


Achates ambassadors launch new bursaries for UK arts organisations

Alliance magazine 20 August 2019

The Achates Philanthropy Prize has introduced the Achates Philanthropy Prize Ambassadors, a newly-established group of experienced arts professionals, who are launching the first-ever Achates Bursaries giving five UK arts organisations a bespoke masterclass to support …


Lenka Setkova appointed Chief Executive of the Fidelity International’s Charitable Foundations

Alliance magazine 17 August 2019

Fidelity International has announced the appointment of Lenka Setkova to the role of Chief Executive of its two charitable foundations: the Fidelity UK Foundation and the Fidelity International Foundation. In her new role, Lenka will …

Guiding family foundations for effective philanthropy

Suzanty Sitorus 14 August 2019

Along with their increasing wealth, many families who own business empires in Indonesia set up a foundation to carry out their philanthropic mission. In recent years, the second and third generations of some of the …

The long game: Are foundations under-utilising one of their greatest assets?

Max Rutherford 13 August 2019

Last year, the President of Foundation Center, Bradford K Smith, wrote a provocation piece asserting that the controversial appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court was a philanthropic outcome, and a product of effective foundation …

Nesta announces Ravi Gurumurthy as new Chief Executive

Alliance magazine 11 August 2019

Nesta have announced that Ravi Gurumurthy will join as its new Chief Executive at the end of the year. Ravi Gurumurthy, currently Chief Innovation Officer and founder of the Airbel Center at the International Rescue …

Reham Khan launches foundation in the UK

Alliance magazine 26 July 2019

The social activist and author Reham Khan launched the Reham Khan Foundation in the UK this week after its original founding in Pakistan four years ago. The foundation was launched at Portcullis House on Wednesday …

Fay Twersky named vice president of Hewlett Foundation

Alliance magazine 25 July 2019

Fay Twersky has been named vice president of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the foundation has announced. Since 2012, Twersky has served as founding director of Hewlett’s effective philanthropy group, supporting the development of …

Best practices in celebrity foundation management

Jenny Santi 2 July 2019

‘Give me your xxxxing money!’ An urban legend has it that the Irish rocker Bob Geldof blurted this out on a microphone in an effort to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine at LiveAid, the …

Shifting the power: when it comes to women’s rights it’s not (just) what you fund, it’s how and who you fund

Rebecca Hanshaw and Claire Hickson 12 June 2019

Against a backdrop of growing global threats to women’s rights, we are also witnessing a profound moment for progress. Women and girls are rising up, leading movements, and creating transformational change in their communities and …