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Opinion John D Gerhart Center 1 April 2014

Barbara Ibrahim: Egyptian Philanthropy needs diversity

Barbara Ibrahim is the founding director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Originally from the USA, Ibrahim has lived in Egypt for nearly …

Conference reports John D Gerhart Center 3 March 2014

African Philanthropy Forum convenes in Ethiopia

Addis Abba was the site last week for the founding meeting of the African Philanthropy Forum (APF). Over one hundred African donors and foundation professionals gathered from 24 to 25 February to celebrate the growth …

Opinion John D Gerhart Center 8 January 2014

Making a real difference: philanthropy during national transitions

As the early euphoria surrounding the Arab uprisings has turned to caution, we are reminded that society-wide transitions are rarely predictable and almost never accomplished quickly.  Instead, years of patient rebuilding of institutions and relationships …

Opinion 3 John D Gerhart Center 15 September 2011

How strategic is charitable giving?

Whenever ‘strategic’ is used with philanthropy, it’s usually to differentiate it from that other giving – charitable giving. Strategic philanthropy is thought to be more sophisticated and impactful.[1] ‘Give a man a fish and you …