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Andrew Milner

Andrew Milner 18 August 2018

The (continuing) enigma of Kaspar Hauser

Most of us (by ‘us’ I loosely mean those who are steadily employed in the philanthropy sector) are not poor, but we write and talk about poverty. Many of us are middle-aged or beyond, but …

Andrew Milner 20 July 2018

Community philanthropy initiative launched in Palestine

Rawa, a philanthropic fund rooted in participatory community decision-making, has been launched in Palestine to promote community development and the mobilisation of local resources. Following an exploration period, supported by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, The Open …

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 12 July 2018

New figures reveal diversity gaps in British philanthropy

British foundations are falling short when it comes to embracing diversity. A new report commissioned by the foundation umbrella body, the UK’s Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), highlights a striking lack of racial, age and …

Interview Andrew Milner 10 July 2018 For Subscribers

Interview: Naina Batra, Chief Executive of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

The ‘big tent’ is becoming even bigger. This year’s AVPN conference in Singapore hosted over a thousand participants. With such a catchment and as one of the few pieces of pan-Asian philanthropic infrastructure it is …

Andrew Milner 6 July 2018

Awakening the beast: US non-profits eye FARA legislation with concern

A long-dormant piece of US legislation is threatening cross-border giving and causing anxiety in the non-profit sector. The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) was originally enacted in 1938 to counter the possible effects of Nazi …

Andrew Milner 4 July 2018

Carson forced out of Silicon Valley Community Foundation following exposure of ‘toxic work environment’

Emmett Carson has been forced out of his post as president and CEO of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) following an independent inquiry into allegations of bullying and harassment which highlighted a ‘toxic work …

Analysis Emily Hurley and Andrew Milner 26 June 2018 For Subscribers

LGBTI philanthropy: still less than a cent in the donor dollar

A number of prominent foundations around the world are now supporting LGBTI causes, reflecting the growth of acceptance of those causes. However, despite this acceptance and the achievement of milestones, such as the legalisation of …

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 21 June 2018

Small, locally-focused but willing to work together: new picture of Colombian foundations

The Colombian foundation sector is relatively young, operates its own programmes, and is overwhelmingly focussed on young people and education. These are some of the most striking findings of a new study of the sector …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 19 June 2018 For Subscribers

The 2018 AVPN Conference, Singapore, 4-7 June 2018

The social and environmental problems we’re facing will require far more resources than we have so far put into them. As a rough indicator, estimates of money to meet the Sustainable Development Goals are eye-watering. …

Andrew Milner 12 June 2018

Never underestimate the power of muppets

‘Don’t you look nice! Did you get any breakfast this morning?’ The answer was yes and we chorused it with a will. Our enthusiasm might seem surprising but the thing is, our interlocutor was a …