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Global Philanthropy Forum 2014 (3): Keeping a balance between global goals and citizen solutions

Peter Laugharn 8 May 2014

This is the last of three blogs from this year’s Global Philanthropy Forum. Yesterday I focused on citizen abilities to help families and communities organize, thrive and adapt and to hold institutions to account. Today …


WINGSForum 2014: Building Connected Global Philanthropy

Paula Jancso Fabiani 14 April 2014

WINGSForum 2014, held in Istanbul 27-29 March, was a great event to connect and reconnect people and to bring together information that is relevant to maximize the effectiveness of grantmaking. Its title, aptly, was ‘The …


Bold ideas for global philanthropy, the Brazilian Way, Broken Windows: Council on Foundations Conference 2013

Terry Odendahl and Global Greengrants Fund 11 April 2013

The Council on Foundations annual conference began its programme in Chicago with a packed pre-conference day of ‘Bold Ideas for Global Philanthropy’. Having attended CoF at least 20 times over the last 30 years, it …

Wicked solutions to wicked problems

John Harvey 14 March 2012

More than ever, foundations seeking a global impact are being called upon to fund solutions to the problems of the world – poverty, climate change, clean drinking water, failing education systems and more. What more …

Thinking about the future in a room full of history

Lucy Bernholz 12 March 2012

It’s not often I that I get to walk in Winston Churchill’s footsteps. But recently I had a chance to think about the future of philanthropy with three dozen philanthropists, advisers, scholars and others at …

Grantmaker or grantseeker – where are the boundaries?

1 Vanessa Meachen and Philanthropy Australia 9 February 2012

  ‘Blurred boundaries’ is a phrase often used to indicate an erosion of the once-clear line between grantmakers and grantseekers. That demarcation was crystal-clear when I first began working at Philanthropy Australia in the late …

Defining ‘global philanthropy’

5 John Harvey 4 August 2011

Within the English language, the phrase ‘global philanthropy’ has come into widespread use over the past decade – the phrase certainly peppers the ever-expanding literature produced by Alliance. In the US, where once philanthropic interests …