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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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The beginnings of venture philanthropy in the Arab world


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Harnessing capitalism for development? Reflections on the 2015 Global Philanthropy Forum

27 April 2015
John Harvey

The 2015 Global Philanthropy Forum, held 22-24 April in Washington DC, concluded on Friday (a small number of participants departing from Washington for the next stop in the philanthropy conference …

Observations from Philanthropy New Zealand Summit 2015

27 April 2015
Julia Steele Scott

I was privileged to join the Australian delegation to attend Philanthropy New Zealand’s Philanthropy Summit 2015, held 15-16 April in Auckland. It is tremendous to see the strengthening of relationships …

Investing with the head and the heart: reflections from the AVPN conference

26 April 2015
Jenna Palumbo

Reflecting on my three days at the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference, held 20-23 April in Singapore, I was struck by the number of conversations that wrestled with seemingly …


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Interview with Christian Jacobs

interview Christian Jacobs 5 January 2015

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 …