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Philanthropy and Covid-19 survey: We want to hear from you!

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The impact of Covid-19 cannot be overstated; from our daily lives to global health infrastructure, everything has been halted, examined or changed. The effect upon civil society has been immediate, whilst simultaneously highlighting historic discriminations …


King Baudouin Foundation facilitates return of 15th century art

Alliance magazine 11 October 2020

American philanthropist Bill Middendorf has helped return a painting to its former home. A 15th century portrait of Spanish noble Francisco de Rojas by Hans Memling, a Dutch artist who also spent a portion of …


Foundation investments: Important to challenge popular beliefs

Rien van Gendt 7 October 2020

Recently Alliance magazine published a special issue that provides an inside perspective in the world of philanthropic investments, and I participated in a webinar organised by Alliance, that dealt with issues of transparency regarding the investment …

Alliance webinar: Should philanthropy be more open about its investments?

Amy McGoldrick 29 September 2020

As part of Alliance’s 13-week focus on foundation investments (take a look at our new issue on the topic if you haven’t had the chance), last week we hosted a webinar on investment transparency, kindly …

The Aotearoa COVID-19 experience

Sue McCabe 26 September 2020

This is the third article in a global series about philanthropic responses to COVID-19 and its effects, co-hosted by the Social Innovation Exchange and Alliance Magazine. In an effort to challenge current discourse and practice and re-centre diverse voices and …

Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies at 94

Alliance magazine 16 September 2020

Bill Gates Sr., a lawyer and the father of the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, passed away earlier this week. Gates Sr. helped his son Bill  and daughter-in-law Melinda start their philanthropy work in the ‘90s …

Chuck Feeney spends down $8 billion fortune, closes Atlantic Philanthropies

Alliance magazine 16 September 2020

Charles ‘Chuck’ Feeney, the American cofounder of airport retailer Duty Free Shoppers, has officially given all of his money away to charity, and with it dissolved his foundation, the Atlantic Philanthropies. During his career, Feeney …

Alwaleed Philanthropies, Human Rights Commission cooperate to protect human rights

Alliance magazine 12 September 2020

Alwaleed Philanthropies have joined the Saudi Human Rights Commission to sign a memorandum of cooperation that will aim to strength the protection of human rights for women and youth in Saudi Arabia. The agreement was …

Philanthropy confidential – September 2020

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …

In profile: Philanthropic investing

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Foundations are actively using a greater range of their assets to pursue their underlying aims. These investments span a wide variety of form, purpose and recipient, a sample of which is featured here Foundations going …