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Charles Keidan

Interview Charles Keidan 31 May 2022 For Subscribers

Europe’s philanthropy man: speaking with Luc Tayart de Borms

There are few people who personify European philanthropy better than Luc Tayart de Borms. Managing director of Belgium’s King Baudouin Foundation (KBF), a founding member and chair of the European Foundation Centre (now Philea), and …

Editorial Charles Keidan 31 May 2022

My decade of faliure

Everyone has their own experience of professional failure – each in their own way. Mine was at the end of 2012 when I said goodbye to my colleagues at the Pears Foundation for the last …

Editorial 3 Charles Keidan 6 April 2022

Is the trust-based philanthropy bubble about to burst?

If trust-based philanthropy is the new orthodoxy sweeping the philanthropic world, then MacKenzie Scott is its undisputed champion. Scott has turned the institutional philanthropy model on its head donating over $12 billion to nonprofits over …

News Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 22 March 2022

UK foundations failing at diversity, suggests new research

An analysis of 100 foundations in the UK found that on average, most foundations have poor practice when it comes to diversity. This finding was published in Foundation Practice Rating, a detailed assessment of foundation …

Analysis Charles Keidan 4 March 2022

An unexpected impact from Russia’s Ukraine offensive? Philanthropy’s football moment

News from the football world spilled over into philanthropy last week when Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich announced that ‘stewardship and care’ of Chelsea Football Club was being handed over to trustees of the football club’s …

Editorial Charles Keidan 1 March 2022

An agenda for mental health philanthropy

Many of you reading this, like myself, will have struggled with mental ill health at some point in your life or given support to a loved one who has.   Whether you’ve experienced anxiety, depression, disordered …

Interview Charles Keidan 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

Philanthropy’s ‘say-do’ gap: An interview with Carmen Rojas

What does it mean to be a social justice funder in an increasingly divided political and economic landscape? Why are more apparently liberal foundations unwilling to step forward on the most critical aspects of the …

Editorial Charles Keidan 7 December 2021

Philea launches: good news for European philanthropy

It took over ten years for a merger of the US Foundation Centre and Guidestar to create Candid. It’s taken the Donors and Foundation Network in Europe and the European Foundation Centre less than two …

Interview Charles Keidan 30 November 2021

Interview: Jeff Bradach, co-founder of The Bridgespan Group

Jeff Bradach is co-founder of The Bridgespan Group, arguably among the world’s most influential non-profit and philanthropic advisory firms. Best known today for advising leading philanthropists, including Mackenzie Scott, on donating billions of philanthropic dollars, Bridgespan itself is branching out with over 300 members of staff and …

Editorial Charles Keidan 30 November 2021

Hobson’s choice – tax and philanthropy

Too often, asking wealthy people to give more philanthropically or requiring them to pay more tax is presented as a binary choice. But does it have to be this way?  Graham Hobson is an unusually …