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Repair, recycle, renovate?

Christian Hänel 25 November 2020

What Europe and the transatlantic relationship can expect from a United States with Joe Biden as President. An Irish-American Catholic speaking with the Pope ‘The President-elect expressed his desire to work together on the basis …


Australian Philanthropy Awards recognise excellence and innovation

Alliance magazine 24 November 2020

The recipients of the sixth annual Australian Philanthropy Awards have been announced, recognising excellence and innovation in the sector ‘at the end of a complex and challenging year’. Following a record number of nominations, Awards …


South African funders gather to discuss future of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 3 November 2020

The Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa’s virtual symposium kicked off today, bringing together some 100 South African funders to discuss and debate the future of funding in an unprecedented and disruptive climate. The virtual …

EFC, DAFNE mark European Day of Foundations and Donors

Alliance magazine 8 October 2020

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Donor and Foundations Network in Europe (DAFNE) marked the European Day of Foundations and Donors last week with a webinar bringing together over 100 European policy makers, representatives of …

Democracy and civic spaces in France: The need for specificity and action

Inga Wachsmann and Peter Matjašič 23 September 2020

Another article on shrinking space? When working together in philanthropy, we tend to have an awareness of our role and purpose in society; particularly when democracies are under strain in Europe. This is not something …

‘Achtung, Stiftung!’: Austrian Foundation Association publishes practical handbook for Austrian sector

Alliance magazine 13 September 2020

The Austrian Foundation Association has published ‘Achtung, Stiftung!’ or ‘Attention, Foundation! Non-profit foundation work in Austria: establish, lead, dissolve’, a practical handbook that is the first of its kind in Austria. The title, which was …

Sandra Alzate appointed new Executive Director of AFE Colombia

Alliance magazine 11 September 2020

The Asociación de Fundaciones Familiares y Empresariales, or Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia, has appointed Sandra Alzate as its new Executive Director. Alzate replaces Jaime Matute, who held the position for two …

Jack Heath appointed new CEO of Philanthropy Australia

Alliance magazine 8 September 2020

Philanthropy Australia has announced Jack Heath as its new CEO, commencing January 2021. Health joins PA after serving for eight years as CEO of SANE Australia, a leading national mental health charity. He succeeds current …

Why unions can make effective philanthropic support organisations: The example of France Générosités

Laurence Lepetit 2 September 2020

France générosités was established in 1998 at the initiative of non-profit organisations and foundations, such as Fondation de France, the Red Cross, Greenpeace, Caritas, and Pasteur Institute to promote and develop charitable giving in France. …

Interview: Angel Font

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

It’s transition time at the European Foundation Centre (EFC) with the arrival of a new chair and a new Chief Executive, the first female in the role. Here the new chair Angel Font, corporate director …