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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos turns to Twitter for philanthropic advice

Sarah Sabatke 22 June 2017

Jeff Bezos, tech mogul and founder of Amazon, is quickly on his way to becoming the wealthiest person in the world. With a fortune of over $84 billion, it seems natural that he would explore …


Messages that work

Martin O'Brien 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

‘He expanded the definition of “us” and shrank the definition of “them”.’ This was the core of Bill Clinton’s eulogy at the funeral of Martin McGuinness, the former IRA leader turned peacemaker in Northern Ireland. …


Interview: Ewa Kulik-Bielińska of the Stefan Batory Foundation

Alliance magazine 23 May 2017

In a country where democracy appears to be on the ropes, what can philanthropy do to retrieve the situation and what can solidarity with one’s peers in that country achieve? Ewa Kulik-Bielińska, Director of the …

A kite flies higher in windy conditions – reflections on the Bond Conference

Kathryn Murrell 27 March 2017

‘Disruption is the only certainty at the moment’, said Namhla Mniki-Mangaliso, director of African Monitor. That sentiment certainly feels true at the moment. The Bond Annual Conference 2017, a major gathering of international development organizations, …

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 …