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David Cutler

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 …

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 …

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 …