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World Heart Beat Music Academy wins Achates individual philanthropy award

Alliance magazine 26 November 2019

The 2019 Achates individual philanthropy prize winner is Nick Thomlinson with the World Heart Beat Music Academy, founded by Sahana Gero, after his £37,500 donation. Selected from a list of seven nominees, Thomlinson accepted the …


The future of social impact investment, through the eyes of the NextGen

Christina Wu 24 November 2019

According to the Brookings Institution, by 2025 an overwhelming 75 per cent of our workforce will be made up of Millennials. The future of work is changing, and that also means for us in the …


We need space to enrich the common interests of corporations and corporate foundations

Giovanna Bottani 22 November 2019

The 2019 Lang Italia Philanthropy day was the fourth edition of this event I attended. This moment is one of those very few occasions that are available in Italy where different representatives from national philanthropy …

EVPA founders interview: Doug Miller

Doug Miller 12 November 2019

After setting up the EVPA, Doug Miller went on to found sister organisation, AVPN, in Asia and has now set up International Venture Philanthropy Center (IVPC) to spread the concept of venture philanthropy to Africa …

The story behind the numbers: Putting the end-user first in impact measurement

Tatiana van Lier 8 November 2019

As an impact first investor, the actual impact of your portfolio and investees is what matters most. Is this company achieving what it aims to do? What does interaction with this company actually mean for …

New philanthropic guide for strengthening democracy

Alliance magazine 3 November 2019

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP), has released the report We the People: A Philanthropic Guide to Strengthening Democracy which helps ‘create a framework for anyone looking to strengthen the democratic system.’ According to …

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to attend 15th EVPA Annual Conference

Alliance magazine 23 October 2019

Her Majesty, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, plans to join over 800 EVPA conference goers, in The Netherlands, on 6 November. She will be presented the first copy of the anniversary report, ‘15 Years of …

UNICEF and Islamic Development Bank launch global Muslim philanthropy fund

Alliance magazine 9 October 2019

The Global Muslim Philanthropy Fund for Children (GMPFC), is the first organisation focused on Muslim giving, to be launched by a United Nations organisation (UNICEF) alongside a multi-lateral development bank. The goal of GMPFC is …

Which session at the 2019 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

Alliance magazine 8 October 2019

As we approach the 2019 EVPA Annual Cnference next month, we hope to be able to share the topics and themes from the conference with those who are unable to attend — and hear comments …

Civic Innovation Programme to strengthen democracy in Northern Ireland

Alliance magazine 28 September 2019

The Community Foundation in Northern Ireland gathered philanthropists from charities and other voluntary organisations to take part in their Civic Innovation Programme. The aim was to spur on innovative ideas in an effort to strengthen …