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Civic engagement

Remember social capital?

Ellen Remmer and The Philanthropic Initiative 13 August 2012

It’s back. Suddenly I am seeing social capital everywhere and thinking a lot about how philanthropy can cultivate or kill it. I first noticed it at Associated Grantmakers’ Annual Meeting a few weeks ago, where …

Field Notes: A story about foundations, government and a public debate

Michael Alberg-Seberich 23 September 2011

Imagine: a national government publishes a strategy on a social policy issue and explicitly points towards foundations as key players in the field. Imagine: as a reaction to this policy recommendation, an academic analyses the …