Family Giving Beyond Borders for Long-Term Results

Posted on October 14, 2010 by Karen Keating Ansara, Rob Buchanan

How can a family foundation or donor advised fund maintain the long-term focus - and patience - needed to achieve real results in international philanthropy? How can families just getting started in international philanthropy make the most difference, even with small grants, and what are the rules and regulations guiding this work?… Read More

‘and the Winner Is…’: Philanthropists and Governments Make Prizes Count

Posted on July 21, 2009 by McKinsey &Amp; Company

Philanthropists and governments have long used prizes to drive innovation and engagement to produce societal benefit, but the use of this powerful instrument is undergoing a renaissance. Philanthropic prizes are growing in number and size, are appearing in new forms, and are being applied to a wider range of societal objectives by a wider range of sponsors than ever before… Read More

International Grantmaking: Family Giving Goes Global

Posted on October 30, 2006 by Darlene Siska

Geraldine Kunstadter is chairperson of the Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation, a small foundation based in New York City that started international giving in 1983. Its activity began after a Chinese architect and friend of Kunstadter’s introduced her to colleagues who were curious about American architecture during the Cold War, when China was cut off from the West. Kunstadter decided to gather discarded books about architecture from U.S. libraries for them. … Read More

Philanthropy Across Generations — Profile of the Flora Family Foundation

Posted on June 8, 2002 by Synergos Institute

One of the most frustrating aspects of foundation work is the frequency with which worthy causes have to be turned away, often for no other reason than that they don’t fit the foundation’s specific mandate. In just four years, though, the children and grandchildren of the late William Hewlett, co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Company, and his late wife, Flora, have created… Read More

Global Social Investing: a Preliminary Overview

Posted on October 29, 2001 by Paula Johnson

Growing interdependence argues for global approaches to global issues, yet little information exists on the sources, mechanisms or impact of global social investment worldwide. This report discusses the obstacles that have barred the widespread practice of gobal social investing and its potential to address critical global problems… Read More

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