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Interview with Laurence Lien

1 May 2015
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Why philanthropists should not fund the arts

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Why do dictators lock up the poets first?

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Time: the invisible asset?

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Philanthropy and the post-2015 development agenda


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Nepal: the road to hell is paved with good intentions

7 May 2015
Eric Berseth and Vincent Mudry

Shocking images, televisions stuck on the one event, the same words in everyone’s mouth on Monday morning. An earthquake has struck. Distraught individuals in the middle of what remains from …

‘The first thing we do, let’s study all the lawyers’ (with apologies to William Shakespeare)

6 May 2015
Peter Laugharn

Last week at the global dinner at the Council of Foundations conference, Ed Cain of the Hilton Foundation mentioned that his brother, a lawyer, had come to understand and support …

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

5 May 2015
Fiona Ellis

Thank you, Tim Ogden, for a serious and considered response to the March special feature on ‘Why philanthropists should support the arts’ – even if I cannot wholly agree with …


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Should we be afraid?

article Andrew Milner 19 January 2015

At the end of last October, David Callahan, editor of the Inside Philanthropy blog, posted his five ‘scariest’ trends in philanthropy. Callahan’s ‘trends’ all relate to philanthropy in the US. …

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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 …