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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 …

TUSEV calls for tax and legal changes to stimulate third sector growth

Alliance magazine 11 October 2018

The existing tax system ‘makes it difficult for foundations and associations to operate and grow; discourages establishment of new organizations and slows the growth of the sector, even hindering it,’ concludes a new report from …

Legal entity status signals new era for DAFNE

Alliance magazine 9 October 2018

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) has become an international non-profit association or AISBL in Belgium. The move will make DAFNE an independent legal entity after over a decade operating as a project …

New report on how funders can engage in participatory grantmaking

Alliance magazine 7 October 2018

New research released by GrantCraft, a free service of Foundation Center, explores how funders can cede decision-making power about funding decisions to the communities they aim to serve. With financial support from the Ford Foundation …

European Cultural Foundation announces André Wilkens as new director

Alliance magazine 9 September 2018

The European Cultural Foundation has announced André Wilkens as director following Katherine Watson’s retirement, after twelve years of service, initially as director LabforCulture, and then almost a decade as director. ‘Katherine has led the Foundation’s …

Maximizing the way we work: The impact of board culture

Rebecca Miller 8 September 2018

Recently, we worked with a family foundation board that had just done a major revamp of its grantmaking strategy and recognized that its board culture may need to evolve alongside the strategy. They brought in …