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Best practices in celebrity foundation management

2 July 2019
Jenny Santi

‘Give me your xxxxing money!’ An urban legend has it that the Irish rocker Bob Geldof blurted this out on a microphone in an effort to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine at LiveAid, the 16-hour superconcert of 1985 that was globally linked by satellite to more than a billion viewers in 110 countries. In a triumph of technology and celebrity activism, the event raised over $100 million in famine relief for Africa. Whether or …

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Three conditions for dramatic impact in philanthropy

15 June 2019
Kris Putnam-Walkerly

Have the most impact possible in your charitable giving. If you want to achieve dramatic impact in philanthropy you need to know where you’re going, you need to get there, and you need to know if and when to change direction or find better routes along the way. Here are three conditions to remember: Strategy formulation. Simply put, if you don’t know where you are going you’ll never get there. Formulating your strategy means identifying your …

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Harnessing momentum to achieve progress for children & adolescents affected by HIV

13 June 2019
Cecilia Kihara

In a small town in Nigeria, 18-year-old Oluleye — Leye for short — is an orphan supporting her family through …

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How to build a community that works towards your goals

6 June 2019
Asian Venture Philanthropy Network

Credit Suisse is leading a movement to help social enterprises thrive Challenge Funders and resource providers are often working in …

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You can’t hack trust

30 May 2019
Yvonne Moore

Trust is the foundation on which every philanthropic relationship rests. And individual and family philanthropy is no different. While we …


More than money: philanthropists as activists

20 May 2019
David Sandman

Every foundation has two things in common: big dreams and money. But money alone isn’t enough to make those dreams …

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Using social impact investment to help the money gifted to your donor advised fund go further

28 April 2019
Katie Fulford-Smith

Donor Adviser Funds (DAFs) represent a growing proportion of philanthropic capital in the UK with £1.3 billion in UK charitable …

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Responsible data for philanthropists

8 April 2019
Linda Raftree

In the search for evidence of impact, donors and investors are asking that more and more data be generated by …


Measuring our values: How a data strategy can help us achieve our bold goal

31 March 2019
Jen Lewis-Walden

Many years ago, I worked with the Friends of Nature Foundation in seven rural communities just outside the Noel Kempff …

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Three key considerations to put social impact at the core of your employee engagement programme

23 March 2019
Lonneke Roza and Karoline Heitmann

Almost 94 per cent of the biggest European companies offer their employees company time to volunteer, but too often the …

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De-mystifying systems change

21 March 2019
Rob Abercrombie

‘Systems change’ is a term that is heard a lot in the charity sector right now, and that’s a good …