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Why philanthropists should not fund the arts

15 April 2015
Timothy Ogden

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Why do dictators lock up the poets first?

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Advisers’ perspective: The power of the purse

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Why fund the arts: because we like it?

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A response to Timothy Ogden’s – Why philanthropists should not support the arts

17 April 2015
John Nickson

At last, we have an argument against philanthropy for the arts, see Timothy Ogden’s article in Alliance magazine. Ogden makes some powerful points and one of them resonates with me in …

A 5-point list of policy recommendations for robust social enterprise development in India

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The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation has for a while been deliberating with individuals and enterprises in the social enterprise (SE) sector for the need for a social entrepreneurship policy …

Skoll Foundation announces 2015 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship 

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Alliance magazine

On 13 April, two days before the beginning of the 12th Annual Skoll World Forum, the Skoll Foundation announced the four recipients of the 2015 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. …


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Interview with Christian Jacobs

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Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, Klaus Jacobs, the founder of many leading global companies such as Jacobs Suchard, Adecco and Barry Callebaut, established, together with his family, the Jacobs Foundation …

Assembly 69th session: Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report on the Post-2015

Community philanthropy and a new model of development

article 1 Jenny Hodgson and Barry Knight 16 December 2014

What role can community philanthropy play in development post-2015? Comments on Jenny Hodgson and Barry Knight’s article come from Canada, Germany, Slovakia, Romania, the UK and the US. As discussion …

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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 …