Peggy Dulany Synergos Institute
Adele Simmons Global Philanthropy Partnership
Rory Tolentino Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium
The special feature in the June issue of Alliance looks at individual giving and how to make it work for both donors and recipients. It includes interviews with donors all over the world – José Ignacio Avalos Hernandez in Mexico; James Chen in Hong Kong; Cherie Nursalim in Indonesia; Ginny Jordan in Boulder, Colorado; Ikram Mian in Pakistan; the Merieux family in Switzerland.
It also includes articles looking at what’s new in the way of services for donors (Ellen Remmer and Stephen Johnson of The Philanthropic Initiative); the role of pooled funds and other intermediary organizations (Felicitas von Peter and Michael Alberg-Seberich of Active Philanthropy); and what makes a donor-grantee relationship work (Melissa Berman of Rockefeller Family Advisors). Finally, there is an article presenting ‘the view from the other side’, giving NGO perspectives on donor involvement in the projects they support, sharing the positives of working with individual donors as well as cautionary tales.