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Andrew Milner

Conference reports Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

Listening to the voice of the beneficiary

Funders are too far away from the end-beneficiaries of their programmes. Hearing what they have to say about them can help refine and improve those programmes. It sounds obvious, doesn’t it? And yet the practice …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 9 July 2019

Energy, curiosity and urgent questions on the AVPN agenda

The 2019 AVPN conference in Singapore put its cards firmly on the table from the start. The focus would be on big themes: education, gender equality, hunger and malnutrition, and climate change – most of …

Opinion Andrew Milner 21 June 2019

The interesting narrative

Consider the following: ‘The Local Support Group in X started its operational phase in 2008 with a focus on three priority areas: spaces, identity and culture. The first project was the establishment of a ‘creativity …

Conference Report Andrew Milner 11 June 2019

International currents at the Association of German Foundations gathering in Mannheim

As part of Deutscher Stiftungstag 2019 in Mannheim, the Association of German Foundations ran a series of English-language sessions to introduce an international perspective to the country’s foundation sector. The general conference theme of democracy …

Special feature Andrew Milner 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

In profile: Peace philanthropy’s pioneers and networks

Andrew Milner profiles some of the pioneering individuals and networks that have led philanthropy for peace-building, including in some cases supporting or initiating negotiations between parties in conflict Pioneers Tegla Loroupe Catherine Mwendwa of the …

Opinion Andrew Milner 30 May 2019

You pays yer money and you takes yer choice!

The Notre Dame fire and the philanthropic response to it have featured a couple of times in these pages recently. The episode has thrown up the question of whether a philanthropy which is effectively sponsored …

Interview Andrew Milner 30 April 2019 For Subscribers

Interview: Giuseppe Guzzetti

After an illustrious career in both national and local politics in Italy – he has been both President of the Lombardy region and a member of the Italian parliament – and as President of Fondazione …

Interview Andrew Milner 23 April 2019

Interview: Vijay and Umayal Eswaran

When Vijay Eswaran founded the QI Group of Companies in the 1990s with a number of partners, one of its premises was that some of its profits should fund social initiatives. Later, and with QI grown …

Interview Andrew Milner 26 March 2019

Interview: Stephen King, CEO of Luminate

Last year, Luminate, once part of Omidyar Network, was launched as an independent undertaking with a mission to help create just and fair societies where citizens are able to participate fully and equally and to …

News Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 12 March 2019

Funders must collaborate to ‘future proof’ philanthropy infrastructure, says new report

A report backed by leading funders of Europe’s philanthropy infrastructure has called on foundations and infrastructure bodies to work more effectively together to meet major challenges on the horizon. This is the key message of …