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Michele Fugiel Gartner

Special feature Michele Fugiel Gartner 7 March 2017

Case study: Professionalizing foundations: making the virtues – or vices – clearer 

My research at the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, St Andrews University, focuses on foundation staff, reflecting on their roles as professionals within foundations and exploring relationships inherent in the development …

Opinion 1 Michele Fugiel Gartner 15 July 2015

Foundations’ overreliance on management may obscure social justice goals

The conversation that defines civil society is unique to each country, to the role of the state, to the role of the family and community, and to the role of the market.  In North America …

Opinion Michele Fugiel Gartner and Daniel Overall 1 December 2014

The trouble with transformation creep

The mantra for transformative change has become ubiquitous. After all, who would opt for treating symptoms, often derisively labelled as applying band-aids, rather than striving for a cure? While the clarion call of transformation also …

Letter Michele Fugiel Gartner 1 December 2013

Delving deeper into power

My kudos to Alliance for taking on the topic of power and philanthropy. It’s not a topic that we often wade into very deeply, and, as Peter Buffett’s op-ed in the New York Times showed, …