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Luc Tayart de Borms

Special feature Luc Tayart de Borms 1 September 2013

Interview – Luc Tayart de Borms

‘We have a convening power and a brand name power, in the sense that we are accepted in Belgium as a foundation that is working for the public interest.’ Belgium’s King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) is …

Special feature Luc Tayart de Borms 1 September 2012

Three cautions about data

Alliance’s making the issue of data central to this edition is very timely. Few people will doubt or question the importance of data in our professional context. I am sure this ‘new asset class’ will …

Book review Luc Tayart de Borms 1 March 2011

American Foundations – Roles and contributions

The editors of this book have taken on an ambitious task: providing a historical perspective on the impact and significance of the foundation sector in the United States. The book’s various authors give us an …

Book review Luc Tayart de Borms 1 June 2010

Small Change: Why business won’t save the world

Michael Edwards strongly criticizes philanthrocapitalism and philanthrocapitalists. In his critique, he explores the myths and realities about this controversial, market-based approach. But in the end he raises as many questions as he attempts to answer. …

Opinion Luc Tayart de Borms 1 April 2008

The inordinate power of programme officers

To achieve impact and effect social or policy change, foundations must reach beyond grantmaking to a variety of other means. The philanthropic toolbox includes advocacy, convening diverse stakeholders, publications, seminars, supporting think-tanks, and communication campaigns …

Special feature Luc Tayart de Borms 1 June 2007

Supporting civil society – a dogma for our time?

As today’s foundation leaders grapple with how to effect meaningful change, they must answer two questions: what are the best means to pursue and who are the most effective agents of the change they seek? …

Letter Luc Tayart de Borms 1 June 2005

Social entrepreneurship – looking behind the hype

In every sector of society, including our own, there are passing fashions. This certainly applies to the concepts of social entrepreneurship and social investing, which are arguably hyped up ‘trends’. Every new fashion clearly brings …