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Philanthropy in Brazil: opportunity beyond Bolsonaro

Marcia Kalvon Woods and João Paulo Vergueiro 16 February 2019

Pretty much everyone has heard about the new Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, who somehow resembles the American one to the point of having been called the ‘Trump from the Tropics’ by the Washington Post (US) and the Guardian (UK). …


Europe needs to get real about its coal problem

Antha Williams and Caio Koch-Weser 15 February 2019

Mention the words coal and climate change, and the first thing that comes to mind might be China’s coal-fired industrialisation, pollution hanging in the air over New Delhi, or perhaps President Trump’s quixotic campaign to …


If philanthropy is to be successful at systems change, it needs to better examine its own role

Stacey Thomas 12 February 2019

Systems change has gained buzzword status over recent years, something that is discussed with earnest enthusiasm and exclamations of, ‘if we are ever going to see long-lasting and generational change, we need to change the …

Switzerland’s philanthropy – increase in regulation, global philanthropy and changes in grant-making

Association of German Foundations 1 January 2019

Interview with Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein, Director Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) Georg, what are the three broad issues that will drive the Swiss foundation and philanthropy sector in the next 10 years? A …

The 4 unique drivers leading china’s philanthropy ecosystem

Olivia Wang 30 December 2018

2018 is a memorable year for China as it marks the 40th anniversary of China’s economic reform and the 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province, which was regarded as a major turning …

Reflections on the first year of BUILD

Kathy Reich 28 December 2018

In 2016 I joined the Ford Foundation as its first BUILD director, to lead a new six-year, $1 billion initiative to help organizations that are moving the needle on inequality become stronger, more sustainable, and more durable. …

True leaders look within: The road ahead to professionalize the social investment sector

Naina Batra 23 December 2018

It is time to see if non-profit organizations that deploy significant resources use the same rigor and standards to measure themselves and their internal operations as they expect from the beneficiaries they support. We find …

Philanthropy in Canada: A new generation of donors, and social investors

Association of German Foundations 2 December 2018

Interview with Hilary Pearson, President & CEO, Philanthropic Foundations of Canada and Michael Alberg-Seberich, Managing Director, Beyond Philanthropy. Hilary and Michael, what are the three broad issues that will drive the Canadian foundation and philanthropy sector …

African philanthropy for Africa is the future

Tony K Ansah Jr 27 November 2018

There has been large amounts of charity, donations, and philanthropy going to and from Africa post-colonial era for decades. Those that have gone to Africa were via corporations, foundations, institutions, etc. Those that have come …

Prominent strategic corporate foundations could soon emerge in Myanmar

Association of German Foundations 30 September 2018

Interview with Naina Subberwal Batra Chairperson and CEO, Asian Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPN) Naina, what are the three broad issues that will drive Myanmar’s foundation and philanthropy sector in the next 10 years?  Sustainable livelihoods, …