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An existential crisis or moment of opportunity: philanthropy in the US and Canada

Annmarie McQueen 20 July 2021

Over the past year and a half, the United States has reckoned with the pandemic, a breakdown of race relations, rising wealth inequality, the looming threat of climate change and a disorderly transition of power. …


Does philanthropy have too much influence? Or not enough?

Alliance magazine 13 July 2021 For Subscribers

Pandemic response around the globe has elevated and centred philanthropy, causing many bystanders to pay attention to the sector for the first time. From recognising the influence of the Gates Foundation on global public health …


Act now or the future will be artless

Laura Merage 12 July 2021

I don’t remember art hanging on the walls of my childhood home in Iran. I learned later in life that many members of my family were creative, but at the time it felt like art …

Help! I’m being bullied by an ex-colleague

Regi 8 July 2021

Dear Regi, I’m being bullied by an ex-colleague, who incidentally has left the organisation in breach of their legal contract. If I speak out about the situation, it will create more drama for the wider …

African Visionary Fund: playing the game to change the game

1 Elika Roohi 6 July 2021 For Subscribers

The African Visionary Fund – a pooled funder with support from King Baudouin Foundation’s U.S. arm, Segal Family Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and Tawingo Fund – launched in early 2020, almost simultaneously with the start of …

Hewlett Foundation appoints new director of its Effective Philanthropy Group

Alliance magazine 4 July 2021

The Hewlett Foundation has appointed Jehan Velji as its new Director of its Effective Philanthropy Group. Velji is a philanthropy expert with more than 25 years of experience in strategy consulting and organizational capacity-building. She …

Wellcome Trust plans to bring £29 billion endowment to net zero by 2050

Elika Roohi 2 July 2021

The Wellcome Trust has announced a strategy to bring its £29 billion endowment, invested in shares, hedge funds, private equity, and property, to carbon net zero by 2050. The foundation has been criticised in the …

Can Co-Leadership be the future of philanthropy?

Donika Dimovska, Simon Sommer and Fabio Segura 14 June 2021

The current global pandemic has reinforced the reality that we live in a highly complex, ever-changing world, and that if we have any chance of tackling some of the big global challenges ahead of us, …

What is the 2030 agenda for foundation asset management?

Tobias M. Karow 13 June 2021

In Germany, the asset management of foundations is facing a serious problem: Due to their innate risk-adversity and regulatory tendencies, foundations and NPOs never had to watch out for anything else than bonds. Even today, …

Kellogg Foundation appoints new director of Latin America, Caribbean programmes

Alliance magazine 4 June 2021

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has appointed Alejandra Garduño Martínez as the new director of Latin America and Caribbean programmes. Garduño Martínez has been at the Kellogg Foundation since 2012 as a programme manager and then …