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Interview: Xu Yongguang, Narada Foundation

Andrew Milner 12 February 2019 For Subscribers

Founded in May 2007 by Zhou Qingzhi and Xu Yongguang, at a time when most of the country’s existing foundations were operating foundations, Narada Foundation was the first grantmaking foundation in China dedicated to providing …


Report says majority of CSOs in Ghana are not equipped to deal with leadership transitions

Alliance magazine 28 January 2019

A report published by the West Africa Civil Society Institute state that many civil society organisations in lack governance structures and systems to support effective leadership transitions. Evidence indicates that a few organisations have plans …


Jair Bolsanaro steals headlines, but something amazing just happened in Brazilian politics

2 Paula Jancso Fabiani 22 January 2019

Brazil has undergone seismic political change. The headlines are being dominated – quite understandably – by the new Government, led by President Jair Bolsonaro. As a result, a piece of legislation that has become law …

IOTA Foundation – the hybrid foundation

Alliance magazine 8 January 2019

The IOTA Foundation is the first foundation whose capital consists entirely of a crypto-currency. Dominik Schiener, one of the founders, explains in an interview with the Association of German Foundations how to improve our digital …

One in four foundations have changed giving strategies since 2016 US elections

Alliance magazine 14 December 2018

A new survey of more than 450 foundations found that one in four have made changes to their philanthropic giving as a result of the 2016 elections. Of the foundations that reported changes, more than …

Over 40 per cent have experienced prejudice or discrimination in UK trust and foundation sector

Alliance magazine 12 December 2018

Over 40 per cent of respondents to a survey by Grant Givers’ Movement (GGM) have said that they had seen or experienced prejudice or discrimination on more than one occasion. Published today, the report ‘Discrimination, …

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. …

Foundation leaders sign joint letter condemning Hungarian government

Alliance magazine 4 November 2018

After the Central European University in Budapest announced it would partially relocate to Vienna given the Hungarian government’s hostility to civil society institutions, 45 foundation leaders have unified to condemn the violence directed towards civil society …

Jaime Matute Hernández appointed as new CEO of Colombia’s AFE

Alliance magazine 17 October 2018

The Colombian Association of Family and Corporate Foundations (AFE) have appointed Jaime Matute Hernández as their new Chief Executive. Jaime has 18 years of experience in development policies and projects, international technical cooperation, international public …

Single market for Philanthropy: calls grow to reduce barriers to cross-border giving

Alliance magazine 15 October 2018

A leading Austrian Foundation has called on EU institutions to reduce barriers to cross border giving and to protect philanthropy during a debate in European Parliament. Franz Karl Prüller of the Vienna based Erste Stiftung …