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Barry Gaberman

Opinion Barry Gaberman 1 September 2007

From accountability to impact

This August, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University devoted its Fourth Annual National Philanthropy Summit to assessment. The sixth EFC Summer Academy in September will be on ‘Impact-driven Philanthropy’. The December issue of Alliance …

Analysis Barry Gaberman 1 September 2007 For Subscribers

US and European philanthropy must collaborate

Last year Rien van Gendt gave the closing remarks, and in preparing for this talk I thought I might just give his talk again because it was so good. It is always a privilege to …

Analysis Barry Gaberman 1 March 2007 For Subscribers

The status of global philanthropy

What a pleasure it is to be here with all of you – old friends and new friends. This forum has had the good fortune of starting in a magical city, Oaxaca, in 1998, moving …

Analysis Barry Gaberman 1 September 2006 For Subscribers

The role of foundations in society

When speaking at the launch of Trust Africa in Dakar, Senegal on 6 June 2006, Barry Gaberman listed ten attributes of foundations that make them important in getting what he called the ‘business of society’ …

Editorial Barry Gaberman 1 June 2004 For Subscribers

The vexed question of exit

Whenever the assets of foundations take a dip, out goes the classic call from boards and senior management to downsize and more tightly focus programme activities. The most recent three-year down cycle in the US …

Analysis Barry Gaberman 1 March 2004 For Subscribers

Building the global infrastructure for philanthropy

Before looking specifically at the global infrastructure of philanthropy, I’d like to start by giving you a personal vision of where I hope the contextual reality for the institutions of civil society is moving. I …

Editorial Barry Gaberman 1 December 2001 For Subscribers

Editorial – Global civil society: Philanthropy and civil society in East Asia

For the second time in the short space of 12 years, the world has witnessed an event that looks set to change national and institutional priorities. The first was highlighted by the fall of the …

Special feature Barry Gaberman 1 March 2001

Associations of grantmakers: why should we care about them?

During the past 20 years, every region of the world has seen spectacular growth in associations that have as a significant part of their mission, if not their sole mission, to serve foundations and other …