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Millennium Development Goals

Philanthropy and the Millennium Development Goals

Bradford Smith and Foundation Center 3 October 2013

New York has been abuzz this week with the reconvening of the United Nations General Assembly and the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, and in the streets, cafes and restaurants you can hear people from all …

The world of philanthropy – present and future

David Cutler 25 October 2012

  This discussion, which took place on 15 and 16 October in the Netherlands, was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation as a continuation of its Bellagio Initiative to look at ‘the future role of philanthropy and development …

Business and foundations ‘crucial’ to drawing up of post-MDG development agenda

Alliance magazine 3 August 2012

A new briefing from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) has highlighted the role businesses operating in developing countries could play in poverty reduction. Private Foundations, Business and Developing a Post-2015 Framework calls for the …

Rio+20: Key issues and outcomes and thoughts going forward

Mafruza Khan 22 June 2012

If one can accept that mega confabs such as Rio+20 are inevitably about more talks, then the text (outcome) of the negotiating document that was finalized at about 3am on Tuesday 19 June will not …

Bellagio offers fresh thinking on collaboration and effectiveness

John Harvey 22 November 2011

The Bellagio Summit continued its third module on 18 and 19 November, this time under the title of ‘Future frameworks for development and philanthropic collaboration’. Speakers in the opening plenary offered a range of views …

How strategic is charitable giving?

3 John D Gerhart Center 15 September 2011

Whenever ‘strategic’ is used with philanthropy, it’s usually to differentiate it from that other giving – charitable giving. Strategic philanthropy is thought to be more sophisticated and impactful.[1] ‘Give a man a fish and you …