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Nominations now open for the 4th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

Wednesday 4 May

Nominations are open for the 4th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize for developing philanthropy for progressive social change in emerging market countries.

The prize of £5,000 is for an individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change in an emerging market country or countries.

It is organised by Alliance Magazine in association with WINGS and the Global Fund for Community Foundations.

Purpose of the 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. This might mean:

• Encouraging others (foundations, companies, individuals, etc) to get involved in philanthropy in ways that are strategic and effective;

• Developing a culture of giving to address ‘difficult’ causes through personal example and other approaches that create wide support from the public and other philanthropists;

• Strengthening local philanthropic infrastructure, whether by building strong, transparent and well-governed philanthropic institutions, or working to improve the local fiscal and legal environment for giving, or introducing new and innovative mechanisms for giving or for creating or investing new philanthropic assets.

Nomination and selection process

Nominations for the prize should be submitted by one main ‘nominator’ and seconded by another person. The closing date for applications is 18 May 2016.

A shortlist of up to six people will be developed by the founders of the prize:

•  Maria Chertok, director, CAF Russia and former Philanthropy Bridge Foundation (PBF) trustee

•  Caroline Hartnell, Alliance consultant and former PBF chair

•  Jenny Hodgson, executive director, Global Fund for Community Foundations and former PBF adviser

The closing date for applications is 18 May 2016. Download the 2016 Olga Prize Nomination Form.

About Olga Alexeeva

Olga-Alexeeva

Olga Alexeeva died suddenly and unexpectedly on 20 July 2011, aged only 42.

She had recently left Charities Aid Foundation to set up the Philanthropy Bridge Foundation, whose goal was to build meaningful connections, partnerships and, most importantly, trust between philanthropists looking to give and individuals and institutions looking to ‘do’ in developing and emerging market countries around the world.

Underpinning this was Olga’s unswerving belief that philanthropy should and could be about making the world a better and fairer place, and that the best solutions invariably emerge when they are inspired and informed by local context rather than being imported from outside.

This prize is in honour of her memory and beliefs.

The Alliance supplement profiling the shortlisted candidates is being sponsored by the Charities Aid Foundation as a tribute to Olga Alexeeva.

If you have any questions about nominations please contact olgaalexeevaprize@alliancemagazine.org

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