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Why do dictators lock up the poets first?

2 March 2015
Fiona Ellis and Hania Aswad

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opinion 2 March 2015 For Subscribers

Detroit’s Grand Bargain: a new kind of philanthropy?

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feature 2 March 2015 For Subscribers

Can art be a tool for social change?

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feature 2 March 2015 For Subscribers

Interview with Will Miller

Hero image Syrian Kurdish refugees cross the border into Turkey
article 17 February 2015 For Subscribers

What can philanthropy do for Syria?


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CF Insights moves to Foundation Center while GrantCraft releases new guide on boosting non-profit effectiveness

3 March 2015
Alliance magazine

On 19 February, Foundation Center and FSG  announced that CF (Community Foundation) Insights is now operating under the auspices of Foundation Center. CF Insights was created in 2006 as a …

2015 BNP Paribas philanthropy index shows Europe and USA neck and neck

2 March 2015
Caroline Hartnell

Philanthropy is growing worldwide, according to the 2015 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index, increasing by 5 points on average over the last year. On 55.5%, with a strong increase in …

Are you a positivist or an idealist about social programmes?

27 February 2015
Genevieve Maitland Hudson

If I ever get a tattoo it will probably be a chunk of text from a book by Ian Hacking. I think it would be suitable, tattoos being permanent and …


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Transitions: an opportunity like no other

feature Mark Freeman, Barbara Ibrahim and Hilary Pennington 1 December 2014

Following the January 2011 revolt in Tunisia against the regime of President Ben Ali, the country’s transition leaders adopted an open-door approach to foreign aid. An avalanche of mostly uncoordinated …

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Interview: Nick Jenkins

interview Nick Jenkins 1 November 2014

If you think giving money away effectively will be easy, think again, says Moonpig founder Nick Jenkins. The easy stuff has been done, the ‘low-hanging fruit picked’. What’s left are …

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Building teams for innovation: a response to ‘Talent for Philanthropy’

article Simon Willis 16 October 2014

I enjoyed reading the special feature on ‘Talent for philanthropy’. How we staff philanthropic organizations is an important topic for discussion, and it’s incredibly valuable to have carefully grounded contributions …