Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes

Philanthropy Impact Magazine

Spring 2014

Philanthropy Impact Magazine

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Philanthropy Impact makes sense of and inspires of philanthropy across borders, sectors and causes. To match this mission we created an issues-based magazine covering the depth and breadth of the philanthropy spectrum. The response from you, our readers and contributors has been overwhelmingly supportive.

Editors have the luxury of a ‘birds eye view’, and for this our last issue (as Editors) we have chosen to reflect on the three key areas that we believe need more consideration and debate.

First, the issues facing society, both global and local, are enormous and they are not going to be resolved by independent, or ad hoc and often top-down interventions. Rather, they will only be resolved if all parties (governments and NGOs, corporates, philanthropists/philanthropies, beneficiaries and charities) work together, using the best tools available and sharing data and information. Transparency is essential. Lester M Salamon; Robert Dufton; Noah Isserman; Dr Rob John; Arnaud Mourot & Sarah Jefferson; Kimberly Manno-Reott; Bathylle Missika; Etienne Eischenberg; Andrew Rogerson & Gideon Rabinowitz; William Makower; and Bertrand Beghin & Dominic Llewellyn all provide insights into the ways this can be achieved and issues that need to be addressed. Dr David Cannadine, sends a a rallying call for deeper engagement with the issues facing higher education, including how they are funded.

Second. Over the past year the phrase ‘corporate philanthropy’ has become more prominent. Does it really exist? In this issue Alice Korngold, Arnaud Mourot, Vanessa Friedman and Dr Catherine Walker offer different perspectives on this vexing phrase: the debate must be continued.

Finally, we need to not only understand why people give, so we can encourage more people to give, but also to inspire those who do already give. Ian Marsh and Suzanne Biegel offer different insights.

Our regular features: The Secret Philanthropist; Ten Things You (probably) Didn’t Know About Philanthropy in… and Most Tweeted present different views.

Don’t forget that, though I may be moving on, Philanthropy Impact Magazine would still love to hear from you. Please email editor@philanthropy-impact.org

 

Magazine contents

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The previous issue of Philanthropy Impact Magazine (December 2013) included two articles which pointed to desirability of humility in philanthropy. Russell Willis Taylor in “Giving, Not Getting”, reflected on the...
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Ten Things You (Probably) Didn`t Know About Philanthropy in Denmark by Susanne Krogh Petersen, Norgay Institute 1. The World Giving Index 2012 ranked Denmark seventh in the number of people...
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Homlessness by Secret Philanthropist A couple of recent charity adverts have caught my attention recently. One was from a homeless charity “Just 40p per day can sponsor a room so...
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The Revolution on the Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment by Lester M. Salamon With the resources of both governments and traditional philanthropy barely growing or in decline, yet the...
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Family Philanthropy: A Look at France by Arthur Gautier Associated with a global surge in private wealth over the past decades, philanthropy has blossomed and become more visible in many...
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The Great Seesaw of Civilization by Zoltan J. Acs Philanthropy seems like a subject with little public policy interest at best and a rather boring subject at worst. That is...
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Impact Investing and Me. It’s great to be out and proud by Suzanne Biegel Recently, I was asked to be part of a panel discussing whether impact investing is more...
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If Not Now, When? 2014 BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index: Measuring the Commitment to Giving Around the World by Kasia Moreno For the second year in a row, BNP Paribas...
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A Co-Creation Apprach to Social and Business Impact. Today’s Approach is not the Approach of Tomorrow by Arnaud Mourot and Sarah Jefferson Today’s global challenges, such as climate change, overburdened...
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Cause for Thought by Vanessa Friedman This article first appeared in the Financial Times, How To Spend It Magazine on December 7, 2013. Copyright 2013 The Financial Times Ltd. All...
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Real or Fake: Luxury Brand Corporate Philanthropy by Catherine Walker I love the Gucci brand. So much so that I have a rather bad fake Gucci watch to prove it...
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Ten Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Philanthropy in South Africa by Philip Faure, Citadel Wealth Management 1. South Africa has only four billionaires (US has 442) and 60 000...
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Corporate Philanthropy: It Is No Longer About Charity (Nor Should It Be) by Alice Korngold Multinational corporations have the global footprint, financial and human resources, and profit incentive to solve...
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Mixing Business and Social What is a Social Enterprise and How Can We Recognise One? by Andrew Rogerson and Gideon Rabinowitz A clearer, generally agreed definition of what constitutes a...
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Ten Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Philanthropy in Latin America Contributors include: Andre Degenszjain (Brazil); Caroline Suares AFE (Columbia); Carolina Langan, GDFE (Argentina); Jorge Villalobos, CEMEFI (Mexico) and Helen...
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Innovating Times for Asian Philanthropy by Rob John Wealth is being created across Asia Pacific with unprecedented speed. There are now more high net worth individuals in Asia than in...
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Reflections on the 9th EVPA Conference by Etienne Eichenberger The spectrum of philanthropy is wide and the boundaries between activities are becoming less rigid. As a philanthropy advisor and leader...
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Venture Philanthropy for Development by Bathylle Missika Venture Philanthropy for development is more than a ‘’fad’’, according to a new report1 by the OECD Development Centre. Aid agencies and development...
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So Why Do We Give to Charity? by Ian Marsh If, as Hobbes said, “every man is presumed to seek what is good for himself naturally, and what is just,...
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When the State Gives: a Three-Sector “Mid-Atlantic” Model for Supporting the Voluntary Sector by Noah Isserman The complexity and urgency of our social challenges demand careful examination of emerging institutional...
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The Squeeze and the Please by William Makower Cuts in government spending are nothing new and with GDP statistics identifying that to date we have recouped just half of the...
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What can Philanthropists do about Innovation? by Bertrand Beghin and Dominic Llewellyn Philanthropy is at an exciting place on the world stage; it is at the forefront of solving some...
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Network your Philanthropy Dynamic Relationships are the Future of Philanthropy by Kimberly Manno Reott The world is asking more of philanthropists and their institutions. Today’s grantees are demanding more than...
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Universities 2030: Their Future and Their Funding by Sir David Nicholas Cannadine Philanthropy played a fundamental role in the creation of many UK universities. Given the current and future challenges...

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