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Foundation Center: New members join Funding Information Network 

Foundation Center 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Two new European partners have joined Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network (FIN) – the diverse network of 450+ public and academic libraries, community foundations, non-profit resource centres and NGOs throughout the US and abroad, all …


EVPA: New workshops on impact measurement and management 

European Venture Philanthropy Association 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

When EVPA developed its first guide on Impact measurement and management in 2011, it noticed that the problem was not the lack of information, but rather the absence of guidance on how to make sense …


Philanthropy scholarship and practice – bridging the divide

Marta Rey- Garcia 7 March 2017

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Bridgekeeper: STOP! What…is your name? Arthur: It is Arthur, King of the Britons! Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest? Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail! Bridgekeeper: What… is the …

A new pipeline of philanthropy scholars and practitioners  

Gregory Witowski 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

There is growing interest among young people to find a profession that provides meaning as well as career opportunities. Many are turning to employment in the philanthropy and non–profit sectors where they hope to improve …

Case study: Learning to be an effective altruist 

Akhil Jalan 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

In the autumn 2016 term, Effective Altruists of the University of California, Berkeley organized and taught a ‘DeCal’ course called ‘The Greater Good’. A DeCal or ‘Democratic Education at Cal’ is an independent course organized …

Case study: Professional studies

Ayse Inan 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

I am the daughter of immigrants, born and raised in Palo Alto, California, where I spent the first 30 years of my life. For many reasons, I have focused my career on being of service …

Hands-on philanthropy 

Charles Keidan 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

A remarkable experiment in philanthropy is under way in America. At universities across the country, students are being entrusted by philanthropists with thousands of dollars – real dollars – to give to charity. These courses, …

Academia has neglected philanthropy but the tide is turning

Judith Symonds 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

For a sector that has a real and verifiable impact on so many of the historical and contemporary challenges facing society, philanthropy may be one of the least researched and understood fields in contemporary life. …

Case study: Professionalizing foundations: making the virtues – or vices – clearer 

Michele Fugiel Gartner 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

My research at the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, St Andrews University, focuses on foundation staff, reflecting on their roles as professionals within foundations and exploring relationships inherent in the development …

Case study: Short courses for foundation professionals 

Ariane Waldvogel 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

The world of philanthropy is growing. In Switzerland alone, there are now over 13,000 registered foundations, equivalent to 16 foundations for every 10,000 inhabitants. These foundations, large and small, corporate and individual, and located across …