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Caroline Hartnell

Special feature Caroline Hartnell 1 June 2015

The politics of measurement: interview with Jay Naidoo

As social justice campaigner, trade unionist, government minister – Jay Naidoo has seen most sides of the development process. What’s the main lesson he’s learned from all this experience? That the whole process is based …

Interview 1 Caroline Hartnell 1 June 2015

Interview with Michael Feigelson

‘I would like to have a few examples where we have really seen an impact at scale.’ Michael Feigelson is the new executive director of the Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF), but he’s not new …

Special feature Caroline Hartnell and Andrew Milner 1 June 2015

Growing pains: foundation accountability in emerging economies

Where economies are ‘emerging’, the foundation sector often is, too. In many emerging economies, foundations are making increasingly substantial contributions to society, especially in areas that are less popular with government and individual donors such …

Editorial Caroline Hartnell 1 June 2015

Goodbye, Alliance!

It hardly seems possible that, after 16 amazing years, my time with Alliance is almost at an end. Paula Park, my successor, takes up her post on 1 June, and we will work together to …

Conference reports Caroline Hartnell 28 May 2015

EFC conference 2015: a growing sense of urgency in a critical year

A sense of urgency ran through the opening plenary of the 26th European Foundation Centre (EFC) annual conference, held in Milan last week (20-22 May). ‘Can we afford the luxury of the long view?’ asked …

Conference reports Caroline Hartnell 26 May 2015

EFC conference 2015: what role for community philanthropy in disasters and emergencies?

Tewa, a women’s fund in Nepal, found itself on the front line when the recent massive earthquakes hit the country, said Jenny Hodgson, executive director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF). Her main …

Conference reports Caroline Hartnell 21 May 2015

EFC opening plenary: do we have the luxury of the long view?

It was fitting that in a session that began with the award of the EFC’s Compass Prize to the late Pier Mario Vello, recognized as an outstanding visionary and thinker in the philanthropy field, the …

Interview Caroline Hartnell 19 May 2015

Interview with Bill Drayton

Bill Drayton founded Ashoka: Innovators for the Public 34 years ago. In the intervening years, the pace of change has accelerated rapidly, producing what he describes as a society based on innovation, rather than repetition. …

Interview 1 Caroline Hartnell 1 May 2015

Interview with Laurence Lien

The figure of Laurence Lien looms large in the philanthropy landscape of Singapore. In addition to chairing the Lien Foundation, he is also chair of the Community Foundation of Singapore, former CEO of the National …

Opinion 1 Caroline Hartnell 21 April 2015

Prime example of excessive spending on overheads or candidate for greatness: which is the Ford Foundation?

On 11 April David Callahan posted a blog on Inside Philanthropy called Ford Sinks Over $1 Billion a Decade Into Overhead. Is That Money Well Spent? Callahan clearly doesn’t think so. He makes clear that ‘Ford …