March 2006

Sustaining community philanthropy: looking for new models

Volume 11 , Number 1

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Sustaining community philanthropy: looking for new models

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Guest Editors' Article

Interview – Won Soon Park

1 March 2006
Alliance magazine

It is generally believed that it is extremely difficult to engage large numbers of people in giving to a community foundation, especially when the concept is unknown; that it is even more difficult to persuade people to support advocacy; and that the growth of internet giving tends to be slow. Won Soon Park, founder of the Beautiful Foundation in Korea, has confounded all these beliefs. Founded in 2000 as the first and only community foundation …

 
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Editorial

Sustaining community philanthropy

Some Alliance special features spring up suddenly out of nowhere, some germinate for years. This is one of the latter – I’ve been thinking about doing another feature on community philanthropy ever since we did the last one, in September 2002. Why? If you are involved in international philanthropy, you can’t help being struck by the enormous enthusiasm people feel for community philanthropy, especially community foundations. It is as if, in countries where grantmaking organizations as we know them are thin on the ground, they will provide the missing piece of the puzzle. But will they? Can they? One thing …

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