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From Alpha to Omega: Choices and challenges of limited life philanthropy

21 April 2017
Joanne Florino

With the support of the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, The Center for Effective Philanthropy‘s new research report on limited life foundations outlined nine areas of interest, giving far more attention to the ‘how’ than the ‘why’, which is consistent with my own experience with this topic. As I continue to write and speak on the limited life approach, I have noted that a number of foundation managers and grantees alike are more intrigued with the …


Finding the silver lining: philanthropy and women’s empowerment

19 April 2017
Clare Wilkins

Recent news stories may make it seem like a challenging time for anyone working to help women.  In Britain, austerity has had a disproportionate impact, leaving women more disadvantaged than men on multiple fronts.  In the US, President Trump is seeming to roll back years of progress on diversity by appointing the most non-diverse and male cabinet since President Reagan. Internationally, the reinstatement of the ‘global gag rule’ promises to reverberate around the world, restricting …


Reflections on the first ‘How to do good’ conference stopover in France

18 April 2017
Charles Sellen

‘How to do Good – Essays on Building a Better World’ is a recently published book that gathers testimonials from …


What lessons can human rights funders learn from the Ebola outbreak?

17 April 2017

It’s been over a year since the WHO officially declared the end of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the …


Philanthropy advisors are failing to use their influence, research suggests

13 April 2017
Alliance magazine

Market research conducted by Philanthropy Impact and the London School of Economics Marshall Institute suggests professional wealth advisors in the …