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African philanthropy comes to the policy table

Lisa-Anne Julien 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Foundations are increasingly prepared to join forces with government to achieve strategic policy improvements Philanthropy, or the act of giving, finds itself on an exciting cusp in contemporary Africa. While the term ‘philanthropy’ may still …


Corporate foundations consider risks and opportunities

James Magowan 1 December 2018

DAFNE held its third European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, in association this year with Assifero, in Italy, hosted by Fondazione Sicilia. Over 70 delegates from 11 countries participated. This Knowledge Exchange will be remembered for its …


Values in trusts and foundations

James Fitzpatrick, Melanie Griffiths and Fozia Irfan 29 November 2018

A few weeks on, we’ve been reflecting on the issues raised in the session on trust and foundation values that we ran at the ACF 2018 annual conference. Thirty-five people signed up for our session …

Oak Foundation hires diplomat as its next President

Alliance magazine 21 November 2018

Oak Foundation has announced the appointment of Douglas Griffiths as the new President of Oak Foundation. Griffiths said, ‘I’m inspired by Oak’s commitment to support innovative solutions to global challenges. I look forward to getting …

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation announce Ridgway H White as CEO

Alliance magazine 19 November 2018

Ridgway H White has been appointed CEO of Charles Stewart Mott Foundation after William S White officially retired from the position of chief executive officer. William S. White will be stepping back from day-to-day operations …

Silicon Valley Community Foundation appoint Nicole Taylor as president and CEO

Alliance magazine 17 November 2018

Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SCVF) has appointed Nicole Taylor as CEO after Emmet Carson was forced out of his post as president and CEO in following an independent inquiry into allegations of bullying and harassment. …

Crossing boundaries, borders and barriers – environment trumps all yet is still ignored by majority of foundations

Ciorsdan Brown 16 November 2018

I always look forward to the ACF conference as it’s a really good chance to catch up with friends, to learn, challenge and connect. I wondered what the theme around borders, barriers and boundaries might …

A stick in the spokes of the funding hamster wheel

Zibran Choudhury 14 November 2018

‘Where is the space for critique and analysis of foundation practice.’ Andrew McCracken, CEO, Community Foundation Northern Ireland Many of the foundations I spoke to at the ACF Conference 2018 described how the churn of …

ERSTE Foundation appoint Mario Catasta as chair

Alliance magazine 13 November 2018

The ERSTE Foundation’s supervisory board has announced the appointment of Mario Catasta as chair of the managaing board. Mario will be replacing the outgoing Bernhard Spalt who will succeed Andreas Treichl as CEO of the …

Interview: Fran Perrin, Founder of Indigo Trust and 360Giving

Alliance magazine 13 November 2018

In this podcast, We’re joined by the philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Fran Perrin. Fran is the founder and director of the Indigo Trust, one of a network of 18 trusts established by Sainsbury family members …