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Peter Walkenhorst

Conference Report Peter Walkenhorst 1 December 2007 For Subscribers

2007 Fall Conference for Community Foundations

The title of the 2007 Council on Foundations community foundations conference, ‘Eureka! Learn, Lead, and Grow’, and the content of the sessions, indicates a marked shift in the tone of such events, away from the …

Letter Peter Walkenhorst 1 March 2007

The time of the missionaries is already over

In his opinion piece ‘Steering clear of the missionaries’ in the last issue of Alliance, Michael Brophy longs for a time when European foundations can look US philanthropy in the eye and say ‘we are …

Analysis Peter Walkenhorst 1 December 2005

Building an international learning community

Community foundations, originally a North American concept, constitute one of the fastest growing forms of organized philanthropy worldwide. A recent survey places their number at 1,175, with 30 per cent located in countries outside the …

Special feature Peter Walkenhorst 1 September 2002

Evolving new forms of governance in Europe

During the past decade the community foundation concept has spread rapidly around the globe. In continental Europe, much of this growth has taken place in the past six years. The first German community foundation, for …