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Gerry Salole

Gerry Salole 9 May 2018

“Déjà vu all over again”: The short attention span and the cyclical obliviousness of the philanthropic and development industries

The philanthropic and development sectors have much in common, an ever-expending Jargon, genuine concern for the people at the bottom of the pyramid, evaluating impact, just to name randomly few of the thousands of similarities. …

Letter Gerry Salole 11 March 2016 For Subscribers

Time for European foundations to get on board with the SDGs

Vikki Spruill’s article on the relevance of the Sustainable Development Goals to US foundations working domestically gives food for thought for European foundation. In September 2015, the world’s governments adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable …

Letter Gerry Salole 1 September 2013

The times they are a-changin’

In Anthony Tomei’s brilliant piece on ‘Changing roles in a changing world’ in the June issue of Alliance, he makes the point, among others, that given the defining characteristic of foundations – their independence – their role …

Gerry Salole 26 June 2013

Mercator Salons 3 & 4 focus on money and happiness

The Mercator Salon is a series of events run by Stiftung Mercator in Beijing. Following the advent of the ‘Enlightenment in Dialogue’, held in 2011, the first two Mercator Salons took place in Beijing in 2012 …

Letter Gerry Salole 1 March 2012

Guerrillas or gorillas?

As a board member of Alliance Publishing Trust, I feel it is my responsibility to provide Caroline Hartnell with regular feedback on the content of Alliance magazine, and to play the role of friendly critic. …

Conference Report Gerry Salole 1 June 2011 For Subscribers

Philanthropy on Trial – Notes from the jury box

Prosecution Mr Gara LaMarche, The Atlantic Philanthropies Defence Mr Ralph R Smith, Annie E Casey Foundation The arguments were good, the repartee lively. Both lawyers knew their briefs and both felt somewhat embarrassed by the …

Special feature Gerry Salole 1 September 2010

The philanthropic concierge

I am in the business of wanting philanthropy to grow and so I am, in principle, greatly encouraged by the increase in the numbers of new philanthropists. According to World Wealth Report 2010, produced by …

Letter Gerry Salole 1 December 2008

Watchdog or champion?

I have been reading with interest and some bemusement the exchange of articles concerning the merits of external watchdog organizations. I am sympathetic to the notion of watchdog organizations and I also believe that further …