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Opinion

Wake up, philanthropic sector!

19 August 2019
Aart De Geus

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the past, present and future of both the EFC and the sector. Anyone who has ever been to Augsburg knows that it has a city within the city. I mean the Fuggerei, the oldest existing social settlement in the world. Here, surrounded by …

News

Chinese philanthropist in talks to pilot mass drug administration in Kenya to fight malaria

18 August 2019
Alliance magazine

Chinese philanthropist, Zhu Layi, who is CEO of New South is in talks with Kenyan health officials to do a mass drug administration (MDA) test run among 10,000 people in Mombasa, Kenya. This follows and builds on a successful MDA effort where they eradicated malaria in the island nation of Comoros. It’s reported Zhu Layi has personally spent $300 million on MDA research and experiments in Africa. According to the World Health Organization, almost half the …

News

Lenka Setkova appointed Chief Executive of the Fidelity International’s Charitable Foundations

17 August 2019
Alliance magazine

Fidelity International has announced the appointment of Lenka Setkova to the role of Chief Executive of its two charitable foundations: …

Practical advice

What can the social sector learn from Silicon Valley?

16 August 2019
Dan Berelowitz

Silicon Valley is hardly the natural source of inspiration for those aspiring to do good.  Once heralded a beacon of …

Conference reports

Insights from HLPF 2019: Philanthropy & the SDGs

15 August 2019
Natalya Pyagay

The role of philanthropic institutions in advancing the sustainable development agenda has been widely recognized by various stakeholders. Importantly, philanthropy’s …

Opinion

Guiding family foundations for effective philanthropy

14 August 2019
Suzanty Sitorus

Along with their increasing wealth, many families who own business empires in Indonesia set up a foundation to carry out …

Opinion

The long game: Are foundations under-utilising one of their greatest assets?

13 August 2019
Max Rutherford

Last year, the President of Foundation Center, Bradford K Smith, wrote a provocation piece asserting that the controversial appointment of Brett Kavanaugh …

Opinion

Is it time to roll the dice on first-time fund managers?

12 August 2019
Jennifer Louie

Over the last year, it feels that philanthropists have become the new target group tasked with a responsibility of ensuring …

News

Nesta announces Ravi Gurumurthy as new Chief Executive

11 August 2019
Alliance magazine

Nesta have announced that Ravi Gurumurthy will join as its new Chief Executive at the end of the year. Ravi …

Opinion

Philanthropy is a guest at other people’s tables…but is it time to play musical chairs?

10 August 2019
Dawn Austwick

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click …

Opinion

Philanthropy – past, present and future

9 August 2019
Moira Sinclair

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click …