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Charles Keidan talks to Antonio Zappulla of the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) about how it uses its media and legal expertise to drive systemic change.Alliance Issue: Social movement philanthropy; June 2020, Volume 25, Number 2
Phil Buchanan, president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) and author of Giving Done Right: Effective philanthropy and making every dollar count, tells Charles Keidan why he thinks the US non-profit sector is so important to the health of a democratic polity and why it's a mistake to tar all philanthropy with the same brush.Alliance Issue: Indigenous philanthropy; March 2020, Volume 25, Number 1
Sandra Breka was appointed to the Board of Management of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, Germany's second-largest foundation, in September 2017. Since then, she has led a process which has involved the foundation turning itself inside out -- redrawing its International Understanding and Cooperation programme area. The process led to the termination of all its existing grants and programmes. Why such an upheaval and what will the foundation look like now?, asks Charles Keidan.Alliance Issue: Feminist philanthropy; December 2019, Volume 24, Number 4
Two key influences on the philanthropy of Hans Schöpflin, co-founder of the Schöpflin Foundation, have been his experience of living in the US and, more importantly, the death of his son from a heroin overdose. The first led him to reject what he sees as the broken American political system, the second has given a philosophical and practical dimension to his work. He and Tim Göbel, the foundation's executive director, talk to Charles Keidan about Schöpflin's commitment to democracy promotion, drug prevention and what they see as the responsibility of Germany's foundation sector to stand up for migrants and refugees and challenge far-right political movements.Alliance Issue: Human rights philanthropy; September 2019, Volume 24, Number 3
One of Switzerland's leading foundations, the Jacobs Foundation has forged a reputation for its research-based and system-wide approach to the problems it decides to take on. Its chairperson Lavinia Jacobs talks to Charles Keidan about the foundation's genesis and the wellsprings of her own approach to philanthropy.Alliance Issue: Peace building; June 2019; Volume 24; Number 2
For Rob Reich, co-director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, the first question to ask about philanthropy is not how well is it doing, but what is it for? In an influential new book Reich argues that major philanthropy is an exercise in power which needs reform to bring it into line with democratic standards. He tells Charles Keidan the remedy…Alliance Issue: Systems Change, March 2019, Volume 24 , Number 1
As a philanthropist, Ise Bosch goes her own way. A scion of a well-known German philanthropic family, she nevertheless chooses the issues she funds and the way she funds them. The recent award of the German foundation prize suggests that others are taking heed of what she is doing. With her close colleague Justus Eisfeld, with whom she recently co-wrote Transformative Philanthropy: Giving with trust, she talks to Alliance editor Charles Keidan about her approach to giving, about power and privilege, and about non-binary philanthropy, the issue in which she has invested so much of her energy and resources.Alliance issue: Muslim philanthropy, September 2018, Volume 23 , Number 3.
Scottish philanthropist Sir Ian Wood created a successful business in the oil and gas industry before setting up The Wood Foundation in 2007. As he explains to Alliance editor Charles Keidan, his business and philanthropy are two sides of the same coin. In his philanthropic work in East Africa, where he is known for his pioneering 'tea philanthropy', he employs many of the same principles and approaches as he has as a businessman. Philanthropy, he argues, is not just -- perhaps not even primarily -- about giving money.Alliance issue: Philanthropy's Developers; June 2018, Volume 23, Number 2.
James Chen is chair of Wahum Holdings in Nigeria and the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, but he is probably best known as founder of the Clearly campaign to eradicate preventable poor vision globally. The areas of his philanthropic work might appear mainstream - education and healthcare - and the resources at his disposal modest, but the development of what he calls domain expertise and the catalytic use of those resources has had a remarkable impact. He explains his approach to Charles Keidan and spells out why correcting eyesight should be central to the world's Sustainable Development Goals.Alliance issue: Royal philanthropy, December 2018, Volume 23 , Number 4.
What happens when a young man inherits a fortune but then uses his inheritance to challenge the systems which created it in the first place? We may be about to find out. The sale of leading German pharmaceuticals company Schwarz Pharma in 2006 changed the life of Antonis Schwarz, 16 years old at the time. He talks to Alliance editor, Charles Keidan, about his philanthropic vision and what motivates him to keep driving forward.Alliance issue: Diaspora Philanthropy; March 2018, Volume 23, Number 2.
Adessium is an endowed foundation in the Netherlands, established in 2005 by commodities trader Gerard van Vliet and his family. Today, it spends approximately €18 million annually on programmes including marine conservation and efforts to promote open and democratic societies. It is one of the 'dark horses' of European philanthropy, avoiding attention and declining all requests to be interviewed. Gerard's interview with Alliance magazine is his first for any publication. Together with his son, Rogier van Vliet, and managing director, Rogier van der Weerd, he talked to Alliance editor, Charles Keidan, about how Adessium came into being and, a decade on, where this remarkable philanthropic journey has taken them.Alliance issue: Philanthropy and the media; December 2017, Volume 22, Number 4.
Cash transfers account for less than 5 per cent of development aid, yet there is strong evidence to suggest that they are effective, borne out by the experience of GiveDirectly. Its co-founder, Michael Faye, tells Charles Keidan how the approach works, dispelling some of the myths surrounding cash transfers on the way. So why is philanthropy so reluctant to adopt cash transfers? After all, giving money away to help others is a big part of what it does.Alliance issue: Philanthropy's Diversity Challenge; September 2017, Volume 22, Number 4.
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