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What constitutes a good deal anyway?

23 March 2018
Amy McGoldrick

At the 10th anniversary of the Good Deals conference (combined with the 1st anniversary of Beyond Good Business), nestled within London’s Royal Institute of British Architects, hundreds of social entrepreneurs, social investors, intermediaries and sector experts came together to ‘explore how to do good business better’. Social enterprise makes more than £55 billion for the UK economy, but in 2016 only 1,142 deals were made. Less than 1 per cent of UK social ventures have …

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Impact First: Highlights from Dasra Philanthropy Week 2018

18 March 2018
Evans Rebello

It’s been Dasra’s most ambitious Dasra Philanthropy Week so far, we undertook a bold initiative to take collaboration in India to the next level. To unleash the power of collaborative action we aimed to bring visionary leaders on a single stage to collectively find high-impact solutions for India’s complex social problems. The efforts, we feel, have met with unprecedented success. The Dasra Philanthropy Week, now in its 9th year, is an annual event that brings …

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CAF Roundtable: Building trust in Brazil and Russia

26 February 2018
Amy McGoldrick

At a time when it is increasingly common for civil society to look inward as national politics piles on the …

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The importance of trust

18 January 2018
Amy McGoldrick

‘…11 days ago two bullets crossed off two more faces from my family tree they were 14 they were studying the blood-soaked …

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Looking beyond the echo chamber

1 December 2017
Megan Sullivan

The global context in which the 2017 Trust Conference took place was particularly challenging. There are many reasons to conclude …

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The good, the bad and the unspeakable – corporate foundations gather in Switzerland

1 December 2017
Theresa Gehringer

Under this striking slogan, the second European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange took place on the 21 and 22 of November …

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Working together to stop the traffic

30 November 2017
Abha Thorat-Shah

For me, attending the Trust Conference 2017 last week encapsulated having a huge shared sense of solidarity and purpose in …

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Reflections on the first independent African Philanthropy Forum conference

23 November 2017
African Philanthropy Forum

The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) hosted the 2017 Annual Conference in Lagos from October 30 – October 31, 2017. Fourth …

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Breaking taboos through courage and open dialogue

21 November 2017
Susan Place Everhart

To break a taboo takes great courage. This was the theme of a ‘Breaking Taboos’ panel discussion at the Trust …

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The need for guiding lights

20 November 2017
Michael Alberg-Seberich

Oslo is a beautiful, welcoming but also a bit dim city at this time of the year. The shrinking amount …

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Arming for justice: charge to philanthropy

17 November 2017
Melanie R. Brown

Early into his address at the London School of Economics, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, posed a question …