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Family matters: thoughts on a Philanthropy Impact roundtable

22 January 2019
Amy McGoldrick

Family foundations are taking active steps to engage the next generation and in many organizations, all generations are involved in influencing giving decisions and operations as a means to educate and prepare family members for a philanthropic career. As professional advisor to (U) HNWI, understanding these dynamics and influences between generations will play an important role in your practice. Speakers will address how advisers can support their clients going though these transitions. At the event …

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Venture philanthropy as a new round of philanthropic development

16 December 2018
Natalya Pyagay

More than 600 philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, development practitioners and investors were brought together under the auspices of the 14th Annual Conference of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Warsaw, Poland on 28-30 November 2018. While many of them have been part of the EVPA network for several years, there was also a decent number of newcomers, including myself, ready to explore the exciting world of venture philanthropy and social investments. So, what is Venture Philanthropy and what …

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Finding our way to participatory capitalism

3 December 2018
Laura Boyle

Jaqueline Novogratz at the EVPA conference in Warsaw painted a picture of a year key to Poland and beyond. It …

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Corporate foundations consider risks and opportunities

1 December 2018
James Magowan

DAFNE held its third European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, in association this year with Assifero, in Italy, hosted by Fondazione Sicilia. …

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Values in trusts and foundations

29 November 2018
James Fitzpatrick, Melanie Griffiths and Fozia Irfan

A few weeks on, we’ve been reflecting on the issues raised in the session on trust and foundation values that …

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Reflections from impact investing in Asia: a diverse and dynamic market

26 November 2018
Philo Alto

This month, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Asia Value Advisors, and BNP Paribas Hong Kong, co-hosted the event, ‘Impact Investing in …

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Crossing boundaries, borders and barriers – environment trumps all yet is still ignored by majority of foundations

16 November 2018
Ciorsdan Brown

I always look forward to the ACF conference as it’s a really good chance to catch up with friends, to …

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A stick in the spokes of the funding hamster wheel

14 November 2018
Zibran Choudhury

‘Where is the space for critique and analysis of foundation practice.’ Andrew McCracken, CEO, Community Foundation Northern Ireland Many of …

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Rethinking the funder-grantee relationship

8 November 2018
Justin Wiebe

The relationship that exists between many funders and grantees is complicated to say the least. The relationship can too often …

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Philanthropy advisors get to grips with Generation Impact

1 November 2018
Charles Keidan

The issue of ‘next-gen’ giving – the philanthropic passions and commitments of a new generation of wealth holders – is …

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Charting a common course: Muslim philanthropy Breakfast Club

30 October 2018
Robin Nobel

I walked into Alliance’s Breakfast Club on Muslim Philanthropy not knowing what to expect. On the one hand, I have …