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Albert Ruesga

Special feature Albert Ruesga 1 September 2013

Poverty and wealth in New Orleans

‘Let not thy will roar, when thy power can but whisper.’ Dr Thomas Fuller Wealthy donors are typically the lifeblood of a community foundation. These individuals and families draw their power from many of the …

Blog 2 Albert Ruesga 31 May 2013

Cities and the work of soul-building

This year’s EFC conference invites us to reflect on the various meanings of a city. We currently have 50 percent of the world’s population living in cities, with the number of city-dwellers projected to double …

Opinion Albert Ruesga 13 March 2012

Getting it right at the GEO conference in Seattle

Is grantmaking getting smarter? According to a survey recently released by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO), the answer appears to be ‘not by much’ – or at least not fast enough. Last conducted in 2008, this …

Letter Albert Ruesga 1 June 2011

Funders for justice all?

I’m grateful for Jo Andrews’ very thoughtful opinion piece (‘Defining social justice philanthropy: spearing the sausage?’, Alliance March 2011) in which she challenges the notion that human rights funding is a subset of social justice …

Special feature Albert Ruesga 1 December 2010

What is social justice philanthropy?

Pick a hundred foundations at random and examine their grantmaking guidelines, and you’ll be struck by how many of them are committed to helping low-income and otherwise marginalized communities. Programmes to alleviate hunger and eliminate …