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Leading your horse to water: is innovation enough?

18 November 2014
Andrew Milner and Caroline Hartnell

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Interview: Nick Jenkins

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

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People: philanthropy’s great strength

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Leadership and mentorship


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Foundation support crucial for ‘grand bargain’ that took Detroit out of bankruptcy

24 November 2014
Alliance magazine

On 4 November a federal bankruptcy judge approved a financial reorganization plan for Detroit that relies on nearly half a billion dollars in philanthropic support to shore up the city’s …

Towards a New Concept of Excellence in Research? EFC Research Forum 2014

24 November 2014
Justyna Motrenko

‘Everyone wants excellence.’ This sentence was heard plenty of times during the European Foundation Centre’s 2014 Research Forum Stakeholders’ Conference, held 13-14 October in Warsaw, Poland. And although it seemed …

A Message From GuideStar President/CEO Jacob Harold

23 November 2014
Foundation Center and Jacob Harold

This article originally appeared on PhilanTopic, a Foundation Center blog, on 27 October 2014. The original article can be found here. In 2013, I joined with partners at the BBB …


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Interview with Carol Civita

interview Carol Civita 1 August 2014

A disposition to give is not the same as a culture of philanthropy, argues Brazilian philanthropist Carol Civita. Brazil has always had the one but still lacks the other, she …

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Impact investing in a democracy: A response to ‘Markets for Good: removing the barriers’

article Joe Ludlow 15 July 2014

When I first started out in social impact investing, it was hard to find anyone writing or talking about it (apart from my boss at Venturesome, John Kingston). But the …

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Interview: Fay Twersky

interview Fay Twersky 1 July 2014

The philanthropy programme at the Hewlett Foundation is changing. Fay Twersky, director of its Effective Philanthropy Group, tells Caroline Hartnell how and why. She talks about Hewlett’s new emphasis on …