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Andrew Milner

Andrew Milner 20 February 2018

Data – who needs it?

The quick answer seems to be ‘nearly everybody’. In a report I recently compiled for WINGS, the need for more data was an almost constant refrain among those I spoke to.  In a few – …

Andrew Milner 19 February 2018

Not fair but we’re on the right side, say Gateses

Bill and Melinda Gates have used their tenth annual letter to grapple with what they call some of the ‘searching’ questions they face – from their views on the current incumbent of the White House …

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 7 February 2018

Foundations celebrate venture philanthropy results in Africa and call for others to follow suit

On 30 January, 5,000 smallholder farmers came together at Mulindi Tea Factory in Rwanda to celebrate the success of their work, and that of two influential British foundations who have helped make it happen. Since …

Andrew Milner 4 February 2018

Young South Africans take up the philanthropy baton

When it comes to giving money and time, younger South Africans have the edge on their elders, according to a new report by CAF Southern Africa South Africa Giving 2017. Young people (those between 18 …

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 3 February 2018

Hong Kong philanthropist has Commonwealth in his sights

A campaign led by philanthropist and businessman James Chen has launched an online petition to lobby Commonwealth leaders to put vision on the agenda of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The meeting, which …

Andrew Milner 31 January 2018

‘Doing Good Index’ suggests Asian philanthropy could be doing better

A crucial first step to increasing philanthropy in Asia is to overcome the lack of trust many Asians feel towards the region’s non-profit sector. This is both a finding and an intention of the Doing …

Andrew Milner 30 January 2018

Recipe to increase Brazilian giving? More money, more transparency and tax incentives, says CAF research

‘The strong growth of giving has been one of the striking developments in Brazil over the past quarter century,’ announces the foreword to a new report, Brazil Giving 2017, from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). …

Andrew Milner 22 January 2018

Stars: different alignment, same general constellation

Changes of staff and emphases are underway at the London-based Saudi philanthropy, the Stars Foundation. Following a decade of its flagship Impact Awards, Stars’ focus is shifting to the Philanthropy University in Silicon Valley set …

Andrew Milner 17 January 2018

New cohort for Council on Foundation’s diversity initiative announced

The US Council on Foundations (CoF) has announced the 2018 Cohort for its Career Pathways Development Program, a year-long leadership preparation programme whose purpose is to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in …

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 16 January 2018

Regulation is handicapping philanthropy’s work in Europe, say sector bodies

European foundations are spending more than €60 billion annually, yet their contribution is being hindered by ‘discriminating’ regulations. That’s the view of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) …