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Barry Knight

Opinion Barry Knight 23 October 2018

The strange case of dignity

We need to build the capacity of actors on the ground to deliver an empowering strategy for users and beneficiaries, while satisfying the needs of multiple stakeholders, so that we can deliver our sustainable goals in accord …

Analysis Barry Knight 10 August 2018

Philanthropy needs all the help it can get

It is good to see that the Alliance Special Feature on ‘Philanthropy’s Developers’ pays homage to some of the pioneers of philanthropy infrastructure. To my mind, one of these – Barry Gaberman – merits special …

Conference reports Barry Knight 26 April 2018

Are we dancing on the edge?

‘Come to the edge’ was the invitation, and 200 came. The premise of the Edge Funders Conference held in New Orleans from 17th to 20th April 2018 was that from the edge you can see …

News Barry Knight 4 April 2018

What makes a strong ecosystem of support to philanthropy?

The stakes over the development of a sound and strong system to support and develop philanthropy have never been higher. In many regions the infrastructure is still emerging and needs to be strengthened and where …

Analysis Oksana Oracheva and Barry Knight 5 December 2017

Does philanthropy need a new story? 

A quiet revolution is under way in philanthropy. There is growth in unexpected places, a proliferation of new organizational forms, increased scepticism about the Anglo-American model, and a fine balance between large opportunities and unprecedented threats. These trends point in …

Analysis Atallah Kuttab, Noha El-Mikawy, Natasha Matic, Barry Knight and Heba Abou Shneif 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Are you SDG ready? Arab philanthropy and the Sustainable Development Goals 

One of the lessons of the Millennium Development Goals was that collaboration across sectors will be essential if their successors, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are to be achieved. There are already positive signs that …

Special feature Jenny Hodgson and Barry Knight 29 November 2016

#ShiftThePower: the rise of community philanthropy

In this special feature on community philanthropy, we propose a new paradigm called ‘durable development’. This involves shifting power closer to the ground, giving agency to local people and their organizations on the principle that …

Special feature Barry Knight 1 December 2015 For Subscribers

Foundations keen to collaborate on SDGs

We are at a pivotal moment in the history of the relationship between philanthropy and official development assistance. The key question is: will foundations take part in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? To find out, …

Special feature Barry Knight 2 March 2015

Is access to art a human right?

Two years ago the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) began to investigate the relationship between social justice and art, leading to the recent publication Framing the Discourse, Advancing the Work: …

Analysis 1 Jenny Hodgson and Barry Knight 16 December 2014

Community philanthropy and a new model of development

What role can community philanthropy play in development post-2015? Comments on Jenny Hodgson and Barry Knight’s article come from Canada, Germany, Slovakia, Romania, the UK and the US. As discussion hots up around the United …