Author Archive:

David Cutler

Book review David Cutler 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

The Reputation of Philanthropy since 1750: Britain and beyond

Reviewed by David Cutler, Director at the Baring Foundation. Hugh Cunningham’s book sets itself the task of understanding what the slippery word ‘philanthropy’ means in the book’s timeframe, then uses the definition to see how …

Book review David Cutler 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Mr Five Per Cent: The many lives of Calouste Gulbenkian, the world’s richest man

Reviewed by David Cutler, Baring Foundation ‘Any man who dies rich, dies disgraced’ wrote Andrew Carnegie. So what are we to make of Calouste Gulbenkian who died in 1955 worth roughly £5 billion in today’s …

Book review David Cutler 7 June 2016

Public good by private means: How philanthropy shapes Britain – Rhodri Davies

It may be a cliché to describe a book as ‘timely’, but in this case the description is fully justified. In a moment when civil society, and hence philanthropy, seems beset with attempts to limit …

Conference reports David Cutler 15 June 2014

WINGSForum 2014- David Cutler reporting

If you work for a foundation rather than an association of foundations, you are, not surprisingly, in the minority at WINGS’ four-yearly forum. But you will have come to the best event in the world …

Conference Report David Cutler 1 December 2012

African Grantmakers Network Assembly

What is different about African philanthropy compared to ‘northern’ philanthropy? That was one of the most debated questions at this landmark conference, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 October – 2 November. It was also …

Conference reports David Cutler 25 October 2012

The world of philanthropy – present and future

  This discussion, which took place on 15 and 16 October in the Netherlands, was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation as a continuation of its Bellagio Initiative to look at ‘the future role of philanthropy and development …