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David Emerson

Opinion David Emerson 30 June 2016

Brexit and the role of foundations – first thoughts

There will be no shortage of comment about the implications of last week’s referendum, for UK civil society and beyond. Necessarily, much will be speculative, but there remains a need to make an initial assessment …

Opinion David Emerson 2 March 2015

Time: the invisible asset?

Foundations can offer much more than money. They can also mobilize expertise, experience, resources and convening power in the service of their mission. However, despite the increasing awareness of ‘funder plus’, perhaps there is another …

Opinion David Emerson 1 June 2011

Payout issue raises profile of foundation assets

In December 2010 the UK Government included within its Green Paper on ways to encourage giving in England and Wales a deceptively short and speculative paragraph which proposed ‘that foundations should make a minimum pay …