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Oak Foundation appoints Masego Madzwamuse to direct Environment Programme

Alliance magazine 23 October 2021

The Oak Foundation has appointed Masego Madzwamuse as director of its  Environment Programme. Madzwamuse, who was previously CEO at the Southern Africa Trust, joined the Geneva-based team last month. ‘Masego has an established track record …


Vladimir Potanin establishes $1.4 billion endowment for his foundation

Alliance magazine 17 October 2021

Russian Philanthropist Vladimir Potanin has announced that he is establishing a 100 billion ruble ($1.4 billion) endowment for his philanthropic organisation, the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. ‘I have dedicated all my entrepreneurial life to philanthropy, and …


Austrian foundation ERSTE Stiftung appoints new CEO

Alliance magazine 10 October 2021

Austrian Foundation ERSTE Stiftung has appointed Boris Marte as CEO. Marte has been a member of the foundation’s Managing Board since 2016, as well as acting as deputy CEO. He replaces Mario Catasta. The chairman …

We need ears to the ground to achieve global change

Karen Keating Ansara 24 September 2021

 ‘It’s important for us all to become aware of how we listen, what we listen to and how this affects what we do.’ – Theo Sowa, Co-Chair, The Equality Fund Philanthropy is inherently shaped – …

Alliance event: 25 years in philanthropy

Elika Roohi 21 September 2021

To celebrate the special milestone of 25 years and 100 issues of Alliance magazine being at the heart of global philanthropy, Alliance hosted an event at the Aga Khan Centre in London last week with …

How do we speak about modern grant-making?

Jasmine Awad 21 September 2021

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending Alliance magazine’s first in-person event of the year to celebrate its 100th issue and 25 years in philanthropy. I must say, after all these months attending online …

Prince Charles’ Foundation under statutory investigation

Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 14 September 2021

The Prince’s Foundation, which brings together the philanthropic activities of the heir to the British throne, is under formal investigation, Scotland’s charity regulator has confirmed. ‘We have written to the trustees informing them that we …

Alliance poll: philanthropy to experience Asian boom

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 6 September 2021

Philanthropy is primed for explosive growth across Asia, respondents to an Alliance survey published in the magazine’s special 100th issue have predicted. Almost half of the respondents forecast that Asia will see the most growth …

Alliance anniversary poll: Gates and Ford had most positive impact over last 25 years

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021

Alliance readers have identified the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Ford Foundation as the two standout foundations which have achieved the most positive impact on the world over the last 25 years. This …

Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy, urgently commit more resources to tackle climate change, and fulfil its unique …