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Meet Smita Ramakrishna, Rang De – final candidate for this year’s Olga Prize

25 February 2018
Alliance magazine

About Smita Ramakrishna Rang De is India’s first online micro-lending website. Its premise is that poverty can be overcome by helping people become economically self-reliant. Working with partners, Rang De identifies people, primarily women, who will benefit from small loans that can transform their lives. The organization also aims for complete transparency throughout the process. Everyone involved knows the interest being charged and where it goes, and investors, too, are kept in close touch with …

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Size matters in unexpected ways, suggests new report on lean foundations

24 February 2018
Alliance magazine

‘Lean’ foundations – those with few or no staff – make a significant to American philanthropy but their size conditions how they operate according to the latest annual benchmarking report from Exponent Philanthropy (EP), which supports small foundations. Based on a survey of 330 of its 2000 members, EP’s 2018 Foundation Operations and Management Report, provides a total figure of $4 billion in grants made. Many had payout rates – the proportion of assets paid …

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Meet Puja Marwaha, CRY – the penultimate finalist of this year’s Olga Prize

24 February 2018
Alliance magazine

About Puja Marwaha Over the last 38 years, CRY has been a pioneer in the area of public philanthropy in …

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Indian-born philanthropist teams up with Bill Gates to celebrate the world’s best teachers

23 February 2018
Andrew Milner

‘Research has shown that having a great teacher can be the most important factor that determines whether students get a …

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Meet Priya Naik, Samhita – the fourth of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

23 February 2018
Alliance magazine

About Priya Naik Samhita was founded in 2009 when few companies were engaged in corporate philanthropy and still fewer were …

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Individual donors desert Oxfam following scandal

22 February 2018
Andrew Milner

According to Oxfam CEO, Mark Goldring, 7,094 direct debits from donors have been cancelled in the wake of revelations over …

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North American community foundations make pledge on SDGs

22 February 2018
Alliance magazine

Philanthropy leaders from Canada, the US and Mexico have pledged to reduce poverty across North America. The 10-year commitment, made …

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Meet Henry Timms & Asha Curran, #GivingTuesday movement – the third of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

22 February 2018
Alliance magazine

About Henry Timms and Asha Curran In 2012 New York non-profit 92Y came up with the idea of a campaign …

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Philanthropy powered GATHER Fellows using social innovation to heal rifts

21 February 2018
Andrew Milner

Social innovation and enterprise can help heal the divisions in a community created by conflict: this is the premise of …

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Meet Frederick Mulder, Funding Network – the second of this year’s Olga Prize finalists

21 February 2018
Alliance magazine

About Frederick Mulder The Funding Network (TFN) was co-founded in the UK in 2002 by Frederick Mulder. It holds over …

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Foundations aren’t transparent enough, leading corporate funder tells Alliance

20 February 2018
Charles Keidan

The chief executives of two leading philanthropy sector organisations have sharply criticised foundation practice in the UK. In the latest …