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Philanthropy must come without ideological strings

Charles Keidan 24 July 2014

Cross posted from here> Some donors try to steer Israel studies to political ends, but gifts must fund impartial enquiry, says Charles Keidan The growing prominence of philanthropy in higher education can be a force …


Council on Foundations conference 2014: Philanthropy makes the connection

3 Rob Garris 13 June 2014

In several diverse settings at the Council on Foundations meeting this week, participants and panellists expressed concerns about potential gaps or oversights in fields where foundations work. During the panel on philanthropy in education the …


Philanthropy in Mongolia

Mama Cash 20 April 2014

Recently I attended the 10th annual fundraising reception organized by the Mongolian Women’s Fund (MONES). It was a relief to see a big venue full.  And  it was a pleasant surprise to learn who the …

Oksana Oracheva: “Philanthropy doesn’t support or depend on political issues”

Salzburg Global Seminar 8 April 2014

Oksana Oracheva: Exec Director of Vladimir Potanin Foundation on the rise of Russian philanthropy. Russia and philanthropy are not words that are usually go together by any means. International tensions at the moment express a resonant …

Power to the people?

Tris Lumley 18 February 2014

The issue of power dynamics in philanthropy has recently come to the fore. Should grantees have a greater say in their relationship with funders? And what would this look like? It comes into particular focus …

A greater role for philanthropy in development co-operation

Heather Grady 6 February 2014

On the east side of New York, the year has gotten off to a busy start at the UN with meetings of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. Although I’ve participated in multilateral …

Alliance Breakfast Club 24 September 2013 – Power and Philanthropy

Tom Rennell 17 October 2013

Have foundations got too much power? Stephen Pittam, Sophie Pritchard, Sue Daniels and Andrew Barnett discussed questions arising from Alliance magazine’s September 2013 special feature on Philanthropy and Power at the September 2013 Alliance Breakfast …

Just published: Alliance September 2013 issue with special feature on ‘Philanthropy and power’

2 Alliance magazine 5 September 2013

‘It is difficult to keep your feet on the ground when working in a foundation because you are inevitably placed in a position of power,’ writes Stephen Pittam, former secretary of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable …

He who has the pesos has the say-sos: can philanthropy be democratic?

Caroline Hartnell 13 May 2013

Not in the view of Scottish philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter. ‘He who has the pesos has the say-sos’ was how he put it, speaking at the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy (CGAP) conference on …

Twelve billionaires from outside US sign up to Giving Pledge

Alliance magazine 20 February 2013

Until now the Giving Pledge, Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett’s appeal to billionaires to commit at least half of their wealth to charity, has seemed to fall on deaf ears outside the US. …