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The privilege of philanthropy

23 July 2019
Deborah Aubert Thomas

We are privileged to be philanthropy, to be stewards, influencers, educators, conveners and advocates. We are privileged to have the time and space to learn and think about our work. Gathering with colleagues from across the US (including a few international peers) at United Philanthropy Forum’s 2019 Conference, left me not only bolstered to do our work, but I left inspired to approach it with courage and urgency. Courage to continue conversations like Putting Racism …

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Building a common narrative or just using buzzwords? What are we talking about when we talk about…

18 July 2019
Nadya Hernandez

What happens when you put 1,200-plus people in the same space for three full days? Somehow the dots start connecting themselves leaving enough room to ask questions, share thoughts and build some common points. After attending the AVPN Conference for the first time, here are my ‘top 5’  words that appeared in the panels, workshops and conversations I took part in during the days in Singapore. Are we building a common narrative or just spreading …

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Healing is the work

18 July 2019
Dennis van Wanrooij

Religious conservatism, closing spaces for civil society, the global gag rule and pushbacks against ‘gender ideology’. These are some – …

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ERNOP2019: Reflections of a former academic turned practitioner

12 July 2019
Lev Fejes

As I walked in (late, due to airport delays) to the Kollegienhaus at the University of Basel to attend my …

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Reaching out to philanthropy muggles, aka an evolving community of scholars in a very biased snapshot

12 July 2019
Elisa Ricciuti

The philanthropic ecosystem is certainly evolving fast and this was very evident at the ERNOP Conference in Basel last week, …

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Philanthropy across borders: Reflections on my first meeting with the European Research Network on Philanthropy community

12 July 2019
Anne-Laure Paquot

Last week, I was fortunate to participate to the 2019 ERNOP Conference. Entitled ‘Philanthropy in the spotlight’, the event set …

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Technical vocational education and training: A challenging but strong investment

11 July 2019
Elizabeth Chiappa

Globally, 38 per cent of employers have difficulties filling jobs due to a lack of skills among applicants and yet …

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Nurturing the thriving scientific field of philanthropy

10 July 2019
Tjeerd Piersma

On Wednesday 3 July, one day before the official start of the 2019 ERNOP conference, the PhD workshop took place. …

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How much freedom of choice should donors get?

10 July 2019
Alice Hengevoss

Since the end of the ERNOP conference 2019 one particular question has kept me busy. What degree of freedom should …

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Leaving the comfort zone

10 July 2019
Nicholas Arnold

As researcher, I know how valuable and important it is to be challenged. And what better time to get pulled …

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Nothing happens in a vacuum and especially not philanthropy – thoughts from ERNOP 2019

10 July 2019
Lesley Alborough

Basel was hot last week! Those of us who had travelled from cooler climes found ourselves in a context that …