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PEXforum 2021: All is present, all is here

James Magowan 1 February 2021

PEXforum 2021 was like a pleasureable meander through an enchanting woodland. One where philanthropy support organisations are represented by the trees in the ecosystem – characterised by diversity in species but also their interdependence, and …

Carola Carazzone, Carol Mack to join Dafne as new chair and board member

Alliance magazine 23 January 2021

Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne) has announced that Carola Carazzone, Secretary General of the Italian association Assifero, will join its Board of Directors as Chair, alongside CEO of the UK’s Association of Charitable …

EFC and Dafne announce plans to become one organisation in 2021

Elika Roohi 21 January 2021

In a major recalibration of Europe’s philanthropy infrastructure, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne) will converge this year to form one philanthropy network. First made public in …

Philanthropy and networks: opening the black box

Kerstin Tebbe 17 January 2021

Networks matter to philanthropy. Philanthropy is often about solving hard, complex problems – and so are networks. Funders work with and through networks because they can solve these problems by providing fit-for-purpose models and approaches. …

Invest in scaling infrastructure, not just products and organisations

Yanni Peng and Warren Ang 4 January 2021

The dominant approach to scaling and replicating impact has been to scale-up one organisation or model at a time – an effective non-profit or intervention is recognised, and resources are given to that non-profit to …

Giving Pledge adds 13 new philanthropists

Alliance magazine 25 December 2020

The Giving Pledge announced this week that it had added 13 new signatories to its cause. The billionaires announced to be joining the Pledge include Stephen Schwarzman and William Gross, along with a number of …

In pursuit of reciprocity: Speaking with Gerry Salole

Caroline Hartnell 1 December 2020

Former Alliance editor Caroline Hartnell first interviewed Gerry Salole 15 years ago, when he had just taken on the role of CEO at the European Foundation Centre (EFC). This interview comes at the end of …

Want to fulfil philanthropy’s potential? Invest in our ecosystem

Nadya Hernandez and Nikita Damle 1 December 2020

For too long philanthropy has failed to recognise the importance of its own support organisations to the development of the field. WINGS and Sattva Consulting have designed a set of tools to address the shortfall …

Repair, recycle, renovate?

1 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 …