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Family Foundation Philanthropy 2009: UK, Germany, Italy, US

Posted on September 22, 2009 by Susan Crites Price, Cathy Pharoah

Susan Price, the National Center’s Vice President, has contributed a section on Family Philanthropy in the United States to a new book released by Alliance Publishing Trust, the publishers of Alliance Magazine. Family Foundation Philanthropy 2009 updates and compares trends in the charitable spending of major family foundations in the UK and US. It also presents new data on family foundations… Read More

Learning from Mistakes

Posted on March 30, 2005 by Caroline Hartnell

Nobody wants to see a mistake, yet mistakes are a natural part of the development of both individuals and organizations especially when, like social entrepreneurs, they are attempting new and complex undertakings… Read More

Letter to a New International Funder

Posted on December 30, 2004 by Peter Laugharn

The Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF), which works in 35 countries and devotes 97 per cent of its funding to overseas grants, has worked with a number of smaller dutch foundations that have expressed an interest in international funding… Read More

Diaspora Philanthropy: a Potential to Be Realized

Posted on December 27, 2004 by Dan Nielsen

In recent years, diaspora philanthropy - largely motivated by feelings of cultural or religious identity, a sense of community, and often an acute appreciation of conditions within the home country - has increasingly come to be seen as a promising means of transferring resources from rich countries to support social development in poor countries… Read More

What Would it Take to Really Get Global Philanthropy Going?

Posted on December 21, 2004 by Alliance Magazine

How can more individuals be induced to give more substantially? How can the trickle of global giving be made into a flood? The discussion ranges over a wide area, taking in topics such as tax incentives, diaspora philanthropy and measurement. It considers both motivation for, and means of, giving. Among the things that emerge clearly are the feeling that givers,… Read More

Promoting Global Giving: an Overview

Posted on December 4, 2004 by Adele Simmons, Dan Nielsen

Global philanthropy, or global social investing, is expanding rapidly, a byproduct of the world’s increasingly mobile workforce, the explosion of wealth in the 1990s and improvements in telecommunications. This new group of investors is not found solely in the upper class of industrialised nations. In Brazil, India, the Philippines and Mexico, for example, individuals are increasingly contributing to social causes… Read More

Softening the Painful Path to Goodbye

Posted on June 28, 2004 by Andrea Johnson

For grantmakers and grantseekers alike, developing en exit strategy before funding begins might seems counterintuitive. Everyone knows the problems funders and civil society organizations seeks to resolve are highly complex and deep-rooted… Read More

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