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Participating in a global community helps you innovate locally

3 Paula Jancso Fabiani 3 May 2013

The Global Philanthropy Forum, a community of nearly 1,800 donors and social investors, has held its 2013 conference in the middle of April in San Francisco. The event focused on debating ongoing issues like hunger, …

Creating innovative solutions to social issues in Brazil and beyond

Elaine Smith and Instituto Geracao 17 April 2013

To work in the social field and help organizations in their development process requires the ability to read social processes with attention, effort and patience. As it is a development process, it is a process …

‘Beep, beep’: The sound of philanthropy and the social economy in 2013

1 Bradford Smith and Foundation Center 21 January 2013

‘We will change what we do with and without institutions, and we will change how our institutions (funders, non-profits and others) work.’ So predicts self-described philanthropy wonk Lucy Bernholz in Philanthropy and the Social Economy: …

Innovation and entrepreneurship dominate the 20th anniversary of the Iberamerican Civil Society Meeting

1 Catalina Parra 8 November 2012

This autumn marks 20 years of leaders from Latin America and Spain building bridges and sharing ideas to strengthen civil society. The 20th anniversary meeting of the Encuentro Iberoamerico de la Sociedad Civil was held …

AGN Assembly Day One: Graça Machel sets out agenda

1 Colleen du Toit 1 November 2012

The opening plenary session set a challenging tone for the Second Biennial African Grantmakers Network Assembly, held 29 October to 2 November in Johannesburg, South Africa. An innovation in the opening session was a ‘Why …

The Stone Prize: searching for innovation

1 Rachel Findlay 1 November 2012

Earlier this year, the Stone Family Foundation, with support from NPC, launched its  £100,000 Stone Prize for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Water. After an extensive eight-month process of looking for candidates and shortlisting down from …