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Rosien Herweijer

Conference Report Rosien Herweijer 1 December 2012

Philanthropy in the Arab region: maximizing philanthropic resources in times of change and austerity

Given the venue of the AFF conference ‘Maximizing Philanthropic Resources in Times of Change and Austerity’, held 16-18 September in Cairo, you would have expected extensive political analysis of the Arab Spring, its origins, the …

News Rosien Herweijer 1 December 2012

The many meanings of advocacy

On paper, advocacy may be one simple word, but GrantCraft found that its meaning can vary greatly. Foundation practitioners across Europe use the term to describe a wide and varied set of activities, ranging from …

Rosien Herweijer 20 November 2012

Exiting and moving on needs excellence, but it isn’t rocket science

GrantCraft recently started work on a new project, an inquiry into how funders end programs, break off funding relationships and partnerships, leave program areas or countries or – in some cases – deliberately spend themselves …

Rosien Herweijer 20 September 2012

Philanthropy in the Arab region: maximizing philanthropic resources in times of change and austerity

Given the venue of the AFF conference Maximizing Philanthropic Resources in Times of Change and Austerity, held 15-17 September in Cairo earlier this week, you would have expected extensive political analysis of the Arab Spring, …

Letter Rosien Herweijer 1 June 2012

Failing to talk about failure

Failure is failing to talk about it! Lisa Jordan makes an important point about the links between risk-taking and potential failure. It is difficult to assess how often philanthropy fails. And if it does, who learns from …