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Socrates’ recipe for systems change: know thyself

15 April 2019
Priscilla Boiardi and Alessia Gianoncelli

Systems change calls for more collaboration among public, private and civil society actors. But how can you collaborate if you’re not transparent about your impact, financial returns expectations and how much of a risk you are willing to take? How can we drive transparency in the venture philanthropy, social investment and impact investing sectors? We asked 30 practitioners and 15 experts, and this is what we learned. We all know: in Europe social issues are …

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Incentivising truth and democracy: UK and Canadian developments in public interest journalism

4 April 2019
Alana Petraske and Daniel Frajman

In contrast to the US, where news organizations can enjoy the benefits of tax-exempt status, philanthropic funding for journalism remains restricted in both Canada and the UK. However, recent developments reflect a parallel interest in the impact of the internet on print journalism, the proliferation of ‘fake news’, and the power of tax incentives. Incentivizing truth and democracy Not every country gives charitable or philanthropic tax incentives, but those that do tend to be aimed …

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A tale of two approaches: Philanthropy vs Foreign Aid

29 March 2019
Igor Makarov

In the past century, massive strides have been made in raising living standards for all people. For perhaps the first …

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The ‘hidden gem’ of philanthropy

24 March 2019
Wendy Williams

Sub-funds are being hailed as ‘Australia’s best-kept secret’, in light of a new snapshot providing the first data on sub-funds …

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African philanthropy equals more prosperity – Part III

17 March 2019
Tony K Ansah Jr

When African philanthropy is stripped down to its bare minimum, there are fundamental aspects worth exploring here. Everything from individuals …

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Experts concerned as fewer Australians give to charity

13 March 2019
Luke Michael

The percentage of Australians donating to charity is falling, according to new research that experts say highlights a need for …

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As money moves offshore, new questions about how foundations invest their assets

5 January 2019
Tate Williams

Throughout philanthropy’s history, it’s drawn intermittent waves of intense criticism, and it certainly feels like we’re heading into one now. …

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The 4 unique drivers leading china’s philanthropy ecosystem

30 December 2018
Olivia Wang

2018 is a memorable year for China as it marks the 40th anniversary of China’s economic reform and the 10th …

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Reflections on the first year of BUILD

28 December 2018
Kathy Reich

In 2016 I joined the Ford Foundation as its first BUILD director, to lead a new six-year, $1 billion initiative to help …

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Empowering marginalized women to drive change

22 December 2018
Jeanné Isler

Too often funders doubt the ability of grassroots leaders to drive change, but NoVo Foundation’s grantee partners are proving them wrong. …

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The narrative of Africa rising

15 December 2018
Tony K Ansah Jr

Nowadays, the narrative of ‘Africa Rising’ is gaining popularity. According to this narrative the African continent is emerging and progressing …