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Andrew Kingman

Analysis Andrew Kingman 1 June 2003 For Subscribers

What role for intermediaries?

For those of us who aim to encourage international giving, it is a depressing fact that overall levels of giving to international causes remain stubbornly low in most ‘donor’ countries. One reason for this is …

Special feature Andrew Kingman 1 June 2003

What role for intermediaries?

For those of us who aim to encourage international giving, it is a depressing fact that overall levels of giving to international causes remain stubbornly low in most ‘donor’ countries. One reason for this is …

Conference Report Andrew Kingman 1 December 2001 For Subscribers

Grantmakers East Group urged to take Chinese medicine approach

By general consensus this sixth annual meeting of Grantmakers East Group (GEG), held in Bucharest and hosted by the Romanian Donors Forum, was the best yet. Why? One significant factor, I suspect, was the decision …

Editorial Andrew Kingman 1 September 2001 For Subscribers

Editorial – Information technology as a development tool

Welcome to the first issue of Alliance to be published by Allavida. For all of us involved with Allavida these are exciting times, if a little daunting too. We have a tremendous foundation on which …

Analysis Andrew Kingman 1 March 2001

Tapping into Africa’s ‘spirit of generosity’

Elkanah Odembo is a man with a mission. Establishing the Centre for Promotion of Philanthropy and Social Responsibility in Nairobi – a substantial challenge in itself – is for Elkanah only the means to a …

Special feature Andrew Kingman 1 December 2000

Charity Know How – imperial arrogance or valuable approach?

Both foundations with growing assets and institutional donors such as the British Government Department for International Development are exploring re-granting strategies – making large grants to organizations with the capacity to make a larger number …

Analysis Andrew Kingman 1 December 2000

Accreditation or self-regulation – a question of sympathy or solidarity

The NGO accreditation vs self-regulation debate rolls on – something we have featured previously in Alliance and an issue which is rightly being given ever more attention. But, rather like the posturing and soundbites of …

Book review Andrew Kingman 1 June 2000

Growing Your Organization: A sustainability resource book for NGOs – Susan Pezzullo

Based on the experiences of IYF’s first decade, this book provides a wealth of sensible advice to ‘people who manage NGOs’. Although the author states that the book is not a how-to manual, NGO managers …

Special feature Andrew Kingman 1 December 1999

Sustaining civil society: why legitimacy matters

Recently, I heard a senior USAID grantmaker, addressing an audience of African NGO leaders, stress that he was only interested in funding ‘legitimate NGOs’. He meant something more than ‘formal legitimacy’, ie legitimacy granted by …

Special feature Andrew Kingman 1 September 1999 For Subscribers

Accreditation – a kitemark for the non-profit sector?

How do you judge whether a non-profit organization is doing a good job? This is an important issue both for NPOs themselves and for donors. Unfortunately, it is also one about which there is little …