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What can philanthropy do for Syria?

17 February 2015
Mark Freeman, Cale Salih, Barbara Ibrahim and Hilary Pennington

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Interview with Ridgway White

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Transitions: an opportunity like no other

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Think global: emerging lessons from global community philanthropy

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Profit-with-purpose business: breakthrough to scale?

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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 …

Time for open data!

24 February 2015
Rachel Findlay and NPC

The UK government is ‘the most open and transparent in the world’, according to research by the World Wide Web Foundation. This announcement was greeted gloomily on all sides. Those …

Deadline extended for nominations for Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

23 February 2015
Alliance magazine

The closing date for nominations for the Third Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize has been extended to 30 April. Established in memory of Olga Alexeeva, former director of CAF Russia and …


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 …


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 …

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All change at TrustAfrica: interview with Akwasi Aidoo and Tendai Murisa

interview 1 Akwasi Aidoo and Tendai Murisa 1 October 2014

The unburied dead, small change and the questionability of old men’s wisdom: on the eve of stepping down as executive director of TrustAfrica, an organization he founded some eight years …