Meet the 2016 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize Finalists

This post was originally published on Alliance Magazine. Did you know that WINGS members can benefit from a free or discounted subscription? Be sure to get in touch to find out more. We are delighted to announce the seven finalists for this year’s Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. They come from Brazil, Mexico, Singapore and South…

Call for nominations, Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Alliance magazine recently announced the launch of the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. The purpose of the prize is to encourage and highlight the work of a remarkable individual who has committed herself or himself to building philanthropy and demonstrating its value as a tool for achieving progressive social change in their country or region. Nominations will be accepted through February 2015.

David Cutler reports from WINGSForum

“The fact that the Forum was held in Istanbul was a powerful reminder that foundations are part of civil society rather than standing aloof from it. The notorious decision of the Turkish president to ban tweeting made tweeters of the most Luddite of us, to make clear that we don’t like being banned even from those freedoms that ordinarily we don’t value very much, such as speaking truth to power in 140 characters or fewer.”

Winner, Second Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

He Daofeng, executive president of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and chair of the China Foundation Center, was chosen as the winner of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize on 27 March at WINGSForum in Istanbul. Following the announcement, Doafeng talked to Alliance magazine’s Caroline Hartnell about philanthropy in China and his own role in its development.

Russia—historic growth in private giving

The global philanthropy community will honour the life and work of Olga Alexeeva at a special awards ceremony at WINGSForum 2014 in Istanbul on 27 March. Alexeeva’s unwavering dedication to philanthropy is shown in this essay on giving in Russia for Philanthropy Impact Magazine. “There are numerous challenges to this historic growth of private and corporate giving that Russia experiences today.”

Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize ‘readers’ winner’ announced

Dhaval Udani, CEO of GiveIndia, was named Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize “readers’ winner” following a recent Alliance magazine online poll. In parallel with the poll, the winner of the 2014 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize will be announced during a special awards ceremony at WINGSForum 2014 in Istanbul on 27 March. Click for the interview with Dhaval and a list of prize finalists.

Caroline Hartnell and Maria Chertok—Alliance, Alexeeva, emerging markets

Maria Chertok, Director of Charities Aid Foundation Russia and WINGS Board Member, guest edited the March 2013 issue of Alliance magazine, along with Filiz Bikmen, Vice Chair of the International Center for Not for Profit Law and former Director of the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV). We caught up with Chertok and Alliance’s longtime editor Caroline Hartnell to talk about the magazine and the legacy of Philanthropy Bridge Foundation founder, Olga Alexeeva.