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Philanthropy in Brazil: opportunity beyond Bolsonaro

Marcia Kalvon Woods and João Paulo Vergueiro 16 February 2019

Pretty much everyone has heard about the new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, who somehow resembles the American one to the point of having been called the ‘Trump from the Tropics’ by the Washington Post (US) and the Guardian (UK). …


If philanthropy is to be successful at systems change, it needs to better examine its own role

Stacey Thomas 12 February 2019

Systems change has gained buzzword status over recent years, something that is discussed with earnest enthusiasm and exclamations of, ‘if we are ever going to see long-lasting and generational change, we need to change the …


UNIGE creates a Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 February 2019

The University of Geneva (UNIGE), in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, created a new Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy to explore the influences of behavioural finance, economics, psychology and neuroscience on this ’emerging discipline’. Assistant Professor …

Ordem e progresso and generosity? Brazilian philanthropy in a nutshell

William Renaut 7 February 2019

The world’s ninth largest economy has experienced tremendous growth in recent years. However, the country continues to face the problems shared by the South American continent: rampant social inequalities, corruption and, more recently, political instability. …

Cambridge University receives £100 million gift from David and Claudia Harding Foundation

Alliance magazine 6 February 2019

Cambridge University announced an unprecedented £100 million donation from the David and Claudia Harding Foundation – the biggest single gift made to a university in the UK by a British philanthropist. Prof Stephen J Toope, …

Vladimir Potanin Foundation to launch Centre for Philanthropy Development

Alliance magazine 6 February 2019

The Vladimir Potanin Foundation will launch a new Center for Philanthropy Development aimed at reviewing the philosophy of philanthropy both in Russia and beyond. It is designed to help Russian philanthropy integrate into a global …

Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces to become Candid

1 Alliance magazine 5 February 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar today announced they have joined forces to become a new nonprofit entity named Candid – a global source of knowledge for the entire social sector. Candid will bring together the expertise …

DAFNE members elect new board of directors

Alliance magazine 3 February 2019

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) appointed a new Board of Directors during their General Assembly meeting in Dublin, Ireland. The new Board of Directors includes re-elected Chair Felix Oldenburg, Vice-Chair Magdalena Pękacka, …

The Akshaya Patra Foundation awarded Gandhi peace prize

Alliance magazine 30 January 2019

The Akshaya Patra Foundation have been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize for their contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of school children in India. For the first time since 2014, the Government of India …

Beneficiaries in charge

1 Cullagh Warnock and Samantha Rennie 29 January 2019 For Subscribers

A charitable fund set up to benefit women and girls in the UK is using participatory grantmaking to allocate its Justice and Equality Fund. When Rosa (UK) was asked to deliver a crowd-funded programme to …