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Marcos Kisil

1 Marcos Kisil 27 January 2017

Global South/Global North – the necessity of invention?

I cannot agree more with the excellent work of Andrew Milner regarding the terms Global South/Global North. It seems that, in the absence of a good explanation for the inequities among countries, and internally between regions …

Letter Marcos Kisil 1 June 2012

Formal risk management training needed

Lisa Jordan’s article in the March issue of Alliance addresses a critical topic for any grantmaking organization or individual donor. I agree that information about failures is not shared with the same enthusiasm as are …

Letter Marcos Kisil 1 December 2011

Philanthropists as role models

I would like to congratulate you for the recent issue of Alliance looking at the effect of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on the ecosystem of philanthropy. The different aspects that were covered by …

Special feature Marcos Kisil 1 March 2006

Community philanthropy organizations in Brazil – A new paradigm for corporate citizenship[1]

Last year, 25 civil society organizations in the municipality of Guarulhos in Brazil took part in a training programme in institution building and the management of community-based organizations. The programme was led by executives of …

Analysis Marcos Kisil 1 September 2003 For Subscribers

The new face of Brazilian philanthropy

Through the political vicissitudes of the second half of the last century, Brazilian philanthropy has evolved from very traditional charity based on the tenets of the Catholic church to a strategic instrument for citizenship participation …

Conference Report Marcos Kisil 1 March 2003 For Subscribers

En route to WINGS-Latin America

The first ever regional meeting on supporting the growth and development of philanthropy in Latin America took place in São Paulo, Brazil on 21 and 22 November 2002. The purpose of the meeting was to …

Special feature Marcos Kisil 1 September 2002

Brazil – Building on local traditions of giving

‘Everyone can be a philanthropist, everyone can help to form a powerful foundation and give significant funds to the community.’[1] This novel notion lay behind Frederick Harris Goff’s brilliant idea of creating a community foundation …

Editorial Marcos Kisil 1 June 1999 For Subscribers

Editorial – Kosovo, lessons learned; Philanthropy and civil society in Latin America

Latin America is a multi-ethnic society, embracing a large number of cultures and countries. It is now widely recognized that many development failures and disasters stem from an inadequate recognition of cultural and ethnic complexities. …