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Jaime Matute Hernández appointed as new CEO of AFE

Alliance magazine 17 October 2018

The Colombian Association of Family and Corporate Foundations (AFE) have appointed Jaime Matute Hernández as their new Chief Executive. Jaime has 18 years of experience in development policies and projects, international technical cooperation, international public …


Legal entity status signals new era for DAFNE

Alliance magazine 9 October 2018

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) has become an international non-profit association or AISBL in Belgium. The move will make DAFNE an independent legal entity after over a decade operating as a project …


New report on how funders can engage in participatory grantmaking

Alliance magazine 7 October 2018

New research released by GrantCraft, a free service of Foundation Center, explores how funders can cede decision-making power about funding decisions to the communities they aim to serve. With financial support from the Ford Foundation …

Chandler Foundation appoints Tim Hanstad as CEO

Alliance magazine 5 October 2018

The Chandler Foundation has announced the appointment of award winning social entrepreneur Tim Hanstad as its CEO. Tim Hanstad, will be responsible for leading the Chandler Foundation’s mission to promote inclusive prosperity and well-being. His …

Foundation giving in the UK grows for fourth consecutive year

Alliance magazine 2 October 2018

Foundation giving reached £3.3 billion in the last financial year, according to new research published today by the Association of Charitable Foundations, an increase of almost 11 per cent. The findings come from Foundation Giving …

Canadian foundations must confront inequality and exclusion

1 Hilary Pearson 1 October 2018

Typically, Canadian foundations remain very reticent to draw attention to themselves, unlike our more visible American neighbours. This is partly a matter of size. It’s the rare Canadian foundation that grants more than $1 million …

360Giving competition helps visualise giving data of 290,000 grants

Alliance magazine 24 September 2018

In response to a competition run by 360Giving, designers, analysts and data journalists from around the world have been creating new ways to reveal how 24 billion pounds worth of grants have been used. The …

German foundations on the brink of change

Association of German Foundations 23 September 2018

Interview with Felix Oldenburg, General Secretary, Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Association of German Foundations). Felix, what are the three broad issues that will drive the German foundation and philanthropy sector in the next 10 years? We …

European Cultural Foundation announces André Wilkens as new director

Alliance magazine 9 September 2018

The European Cultural Foundation has announced André Wilkens as director following Katherine Watson’s retirement, after twelve years of service, initially as director LabforCulture, and then almost a decade as director. ‘Katherine has led the Foundation’s …

Maximizing the way we work: The impact of board culture

Rebecca Miller 8 September 2018

Recently, we worked with a family foundation board that had just done a major revamp of its grantmaking strategy and recognized that its board culture may need to evolve alongside the strategy. They brought in …