Ise Bosch releases new book: Transformative Philanthropy – Giving with Trust


Alliance magazine


Together with co-authors Justus Eisfeld and Claudia Bollwinkel, Ise Bosch’s new book reflects on ten years of holistic grant making and impact investments, while also providing an in-depth look at her own method of transformative philanthropy.  

The autobiographical and analytical essays in the book address the power imbalance between donors and the projects they support and features the voices of  partners and participants of the projects backed by Dreilinden – the fund that supports social movements around the world that champion the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, and queer people.

According to Bosch her book offers a new view on philanthropy and its possibilities for impact. ‘I would like to see more people working together, including those with more and with less power. I would like there to be more bridges, and hopefully once again more egalitarian societies. This is why I say ‘yes’ to the power that is available to me – while I am not saying ‘yes’ to the exclusion of others from power.’

Ise Bosch, was recently awarded the Deutscher Stifterpreis (German Donors Award) for her commitments to human rights. The award is the highest accolade in the German Philanthropic Sector and will be presented on German Foundations Day on 16 May 2018.

The book is illustrated with photographs by Muholi, a South African artist who has received worldwide attention for their artwork and activism. An interview with Ise Bosch and the co-author of the book, Justus Eisfeld, will be featured in the September 2018 issue of Alliance magazine.

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