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Spending out

Feeling the pressures of a limited life

Tony Proscio 24 August 2013

Leadership changes, strategic reviews, the closing of some programs and a fresh emphasis on others — all these are part of the normal cycle at just about any foundation. They may feel momentous at the …

Exiting and moving on needs excellence, but it isn’t rocket science

Rosien Herweijer 20 November 2012

GrantCraft recently started work on a new project, an inquiry into how funders end programs, break off funding relationships and partnerships, leave program areas or countries or – in some cases – deliberately spend themselves …

You only live on through other organizations, says Tubney chair René Olivieri on eve of spend out

Caroline Hartnell 18 November 2011

I read with interest that ‘perpetuity vs spend down’ was one of just six topics discussed at the EFC and DAFNE Autumn Assembly on 7 November. Given the ever more urgent and seemingly insuperable challenges …

Giving in perpetuity or spending out: pros and cons

European Foundation Centre 15 November 2011

As director of GrantCraft in Europe, I always have my ear to the ground so as to pick up on the impulses and trends that are driving the foundation sector which can later serve as …