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Catherine Brown

Conference reports Catherine Brown 16 June 2020

Philanthropy’s superpower!

The session on Funding Systems Change in Asia was a powerful call to action for philanthropy to provide more risk capital to test and develop solutions to tough social and environmental challenges, with real potential …

Conference reports 1 Catherine Brown 23 October 2017

#NCFF17 – From local to global

Community philanthropy is by its nature focused on a local community, whether this is a city or a rural region.  Building financial, social and knowledge assets within a local community is the cornerstone of a …

Analysis Catherine Brown 7 March 2017

Tribute to Peter Hero: Philanthropy driving innovation

It was the saddest news to hear in August last year that Peter Hero had died of cancer. There are people who spread ideas and influence far and wide during their lifetimes. Peter Hero was …

Letter Catherine Brown 6 September 2016

Climate change should be central to all philanthropy

As a participant in the Funders Initiative (run by the Environmental Grantmakers Association and the European Climate Foundation) at COP21, I found many points of agreement as I read the June issue of Alliance. It …