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Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education appoint Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar as CEO

Alliance magazine 17 January 2020

The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education (AGFE) has appointed Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar as Chief Executive Officer. Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Ben Jaafar said: ‘It is an honor to be entrusted with the …


Nesta appoint Ravi Gurumurthy as chief executive

Alliance magazine 11 January 2020

Nesta have announced the appointment of Ravi Gurumurthy as its new Chief Executive.  Gurumurthy follows Geoff Mulgan, who left Nesta at the end of 2019. He joins Nesta from the International Rescue Committee in New …


Australia’s Paul Ramsay Foundation commits $30 million to bushfire relief efforts

Alliance magazine 9 January 2020

The Paul Ramsay Foundation has set aside $30 million to support communities affected by the bushfires. ‘We are in this together,’ said Paul Ramsay Foundation CEO Glyn Davis in a statement posted on Twitter. ‘The …

Council on Foundations appoint new members to Board of Directors

Alliance magazine 8 January 2020

The Council on Foundations has the appointed new members to its Board of Directors to help lead the Council’s strategic planning efforts. The appointments include Peter Laugharn who currently serves as President & CEO of …

Wolfson Foundation chief executive awarded an OBE

Alliance magazine 2 January 2020

Chief Executive of the Wolfson Foundation, Paul Ramsbottom, has been awarded an OBE for services to charity in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2020. Paul began work in the Foundation as a Grants Assistant …

EFC’s Grantmakers East Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia was one of the best ever!

Jasna Jašarević 28 December 2019

This was said at the closing plenary by Dr Gerry Salole, Chief Executive of the European Foundation Centre, with which most of the participants agreed with. At least I did. This year’s Grantmakers East Forum …

Fit to fund: Who should pay to raise standards for good financial grant practice?

Michael Kilpatrick 27 December 2019

Funders have a right to expect that their nonprofit grantees have systems and structures in place to manage grants effectively and ethically. But does that right also imply that funders have a responsibility to invest …

Participatory grantmaking: can we afford not to do it?

Dr Stellah Wairimu Bosire, Rose Longhurst, Katy Love and Diana Samarasan 10 December 2019 For Subscribers

Participatory grantmaking is a promising way to practise a more just and equitable approach to philanthropy, though implementing it requires considerable readjustment of both attitudes and ways of working. In this article, we – practitioners …

‘We know the system is broken – if it wasn’t, we wouldn’t be here.’

Amy McGoldrick 3 December 2019

The Equality Fund (EF) announced itself in London recently as a ‘ground-breaking collaboration’ delivering momentum for women’s movements, while driving the cultural, economic and political changes required to make global gender equality a reality.  The …

All change at Robert Bosch Foundation | Interview: Sandra Breka

Charles Keidan 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

Sandra Breka was appointed to the Board of Management of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany’s second-largest foundation, in September 2017. Since then, she has led a process which has involved the foundation turning itself inside …