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Ise Bosch

Opinion Ise Bosch, Claudia Bollwinkel and Stefan Bollier 30 May 2020

Philanthropy for a rainy day: Dreilinden’s Covid-19 response

If there was ever a time to stand by existing commitments and to mobilise additional resources, that time is now. The rainy day has come, and we must provide ad hoc COVID-19 support. There has …

Special feature 3 Ise Bosch and Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 3 December 2019

Philanthropy is a feminist issue

If humanity is to progress philanthropic resources need to support women’s voices, choices, participation, education, livelihoods and more In May 1983, the New York Times published an article entitled, ‘Feminist Philanthropy Comes Into Its Own’, …

Blog 1 Ise Bosch 31 May 2013

From good to great philanthropy – risk, hypocrisy and viking helmets

The ‘good to great foundations’ session was well worth it, with more than enough material to warrant a longer session than the allocated two and a half hours. There were preceding sessions in 2011 and …

Letter Ise Bosch 1 June 2012

What about gender justice investing?

Regarding an otherwise excellent special feature on resilience investing, I was missing a discussion of gender justice grantmaking/investing (besides mentioning SEWA). As Mary Robinson, president of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, recently reminded …

Book review Ise Bosch 1 June 2012

A Manager’s Journey From Hell Or How to Do Charity Work Successfully and From the Heart

A Manager’s Journey From Hell makes for touching, and endearing, reading. It’s touching to see motivational literature for managers – and anyone questioning how income can turn into happiness – coming from Slovakia. Eastern bloc …

Opinion Ise Bosch 1 September 2010

Investors’ Perspectives – Matching investments with mission

A ‘unified investment strategy’ aligns a fund’s grantmaking programmes and financial investments with its mission to increase its social impact. How does this work for a medium-sized, private funding organization with a mission that is …