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Andrew Kingman

Special feature Andrew Kingman 1 March 2014

Catalytic philanthropy: a breakthrough model?

In a Stanford Social Innovation Review article published in 2009,[1] Mark Kramer summed up conventional philanthropy as a process of deciding how much money to give to which non-profit – the basic transaction involved in …

Conference Report Andrew Kingman 1 December 2012

‘It’s our turn to eat’: reflections from the AGN

The opening plenary of day two of the African Grantmakers Network Assembly, held 29 October to 2 November in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on youth – or, more specifically, on the relationship between elders and …

Conference reports Andrew Kingman 5 November 2012

‘It’s our turn to eat’: reflections from the AGN

The opening plenary of day two of the African Grantmakers Network Assembly, held 29 October to 2 November in Johannesburg, South Africa, focused on youth – or, more specifically, on the relationship between elders and …

Book review Andrew Kingman 1 June 2011

More Than Good Intentions – How a new economics is helping to solve global poverty

The publisher’s gushing blurb, suggesting that Dean Karlan has developed ‘an entirely new approach’ to making aid effective, may embarrass the economist in years to come, but nonetheless this is an important book. First, through …

Analysis Andrew Kingman 1 December 2007

Doing ourselves out of a job?

I remember talking to the Women’s Institute in Youlgreave, a tiny English village, on a cold, wet night in October 1990 about Village Aid, a new NGO I had established to work in The Gambia. …

Conference Report Andrew Kingman 1 March 2007 For Subscribers

The World Social Forum

The World Social Forum (WSF), held in Kenya 20-25 January, had its usual mix of peoples and causes, and Kenya added an unmistakable African flavour. There was also an overwhelming set of 1,000+ meetings to …

Book review Andrew Kingman 1 June 2006

Filling gaps and making spaces: Strengthening civil society in unstable situations John Twigg (ed)

Essentially the proceedings of two one-day seminars held in January 2005, this book is a most valuable resource, not least because it is an example of the sort of creative, stimulating investment in learning that …

Conference Report Andrew Kingman 1 December 2004 For Subscribers

Grantmakers East Group shifting east?

Despite the full attendance at the Grantmakers East Group annual meeting in Sofia – itself on the new border of the proposed limits to an expanded European Union – it was noticeable that representation from …

Analysis Andrew Kingman 1 April 2004 For Subscribers

Johns Hopkins first East Africa findings published

According to Professor McCormick, Director of Kenya’s Institute of Development Studies, civil society in East Africa is ‘under-researched and little understood’. The publication of the Johns Hopkins Comparative Non-Profit Sector Project (CNP) comparative study has …

Conference Report Andrew Kingman 1 December 2003 For Subscribers

Grantmaking beyond accession

The ambiguity in the title of the 2003 GEG meeting was quite deliberate: the intention was to look at the impact of EU enlargement not only on candidate countries but on the whole region. In …