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Philanthropy advisors are failing to use their influence, research suggests

Alliance magazine 13 April 2017

Market research conducted by Philanthropy Impact and the London School of Economics Marshall Institute suggests professional wealth advisors in the UK play a significant role in their clients’ philanthropic efforts but are failing to use their …


The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Thumbs-up – and down – for the donor-advised fund

Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund was the top fundraising American charity last year, according to the Philanthropy 400 ranking published by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The significance of this, according to the Chronicle, is that Fidelity …


Shading in the blanks on the philanthropy advice map

Andrew Milner 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Our article on the role of banks in the provision of philanthropy advice in the September 2016 issue concluded that asking for and giving advice was, overall, a growing phenomenon. In taking a bird’s-eye view, …

Extractive Resources – An Alternative Source of Funding?

Aimi Zhou 5 December 2016

The open session during the second day of the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy centred on a rarely discussed, but frequently controversial topic: communities receiving funding from extractive companies. Increasingly, communities are looking for alternative …

On Language and Power

Dana Doan 5 December 2016

I walked into the Global Summit for Community Philanthropy breakout session on narrative and language a bit late and yet my heart started racing as soon as I overheard the inter-related issues the discussion sought to address… …

Fantastic clients (and where to find them)

Alisha Miranda 4 November 2016

My worst client experience ever was many, many years ago, when I was a green consultant fresh out of graduate school and desperate to do a great job. Our client, a small medical company, had …

The expanding world of philanthropy advisory: interview with Melissa Berman

Charles Keidan 6 September 2016

As president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) and an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Business School, Melissa Berman is closely involved in philanthropy’s growing – and increasingly global – ecosystem. She talks to …

Deciding for all or all deciding? Exploring Participatory Grantmaking

2 Katy Love 1 February 2016

 ‘Innovation and iteration’ was the key theme of the January the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) conference in San Francisco. In the opening plenary, speakers noted that the ‘innovation’ of community involvement and participation …

Philanthrocapitalism – humble beginnings to billion dollar investments

Synergy Social Ventures 28 January 2016

Philanthrocapitalism, a new way of conducting philanthropy that mirrors how the for profit sector conducts business, is more than just a buzzword. Mark Zuckerberg’s new $45 billion charity, Chan Zuckerberg, gives new weight to the …

No Such Thing as a Free Gift

George Hoare and NPC 6 January 2016

Linsey McGoey’s No Such Thing As A Free Gift is a timely look at the practice and meaning of global philanthropy. The recent announcement that Mark Zuckerburg and Priscilla Chan will divest themselves of 99 …