Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes

Approaches to human rights issues and its implications for philanthropists

Spring 2017
Welcome to the first Philanthropy Impact Magazine of 2017. This issue is focused on human rights issues and implications for philanthropists and features articles from key philanthropists, human rights organisations and stakeholders. The Arcus Foundation is pleased to be partnering with Philanthropy Impact and to be sponsoring this edition of the magazine. To read more about the Arcus Foundation please visit www.arcusfoundation.com
Winter 2016
This is the fourth and final magazine issue in our four-part series focusing on the return on investment and measuring impact. The Arcus Foundation is pleased to be partnering with Philanthropy Impact and to be sponsoring this edition of the magazine. Achieving and measuring impact is an essential element of any philanthropy. To read more about the Arcus Foundation please visit www.arcusfoundation.com
Autumn 2016
This is the third magazine issue in our four-part series focusing on the return on investment and measuring impact. The Arcus Foundation is pleased to be partnering with Philanthropy Impact and to be sponsoring this edition of the magazine. Achieving and measuring impact is an essential element of any philanthropy. To read more about the Arcus Foudation please visit www.arcusfoundation.com
Summer 2016
Welcome to the Philanthropy Impact Magazine Issue 12 (Special Edition) focusing on the changing role of professional advisers. “…we are on the brink of a period of fundamental and irreversible change in the way that (adviser) expertise is made available in society. Technology will be the main driver of this change.” “…we anticipate that a range of new opportunities will emerge.” ( The Future of the Professions by Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind) One approach is to make adviser expertise available on a value added basis, beyond basics, by delivering additional services such as supporting individuals and families of wealth through their donor journey to make it relationship reinforcing and personal. This does not mean generating a significant cost without being able to monetise the added service. For example: “ The bank (C Hoare and Co) is in the business of building a trusted relationship with its customers,” Alexander explains, “and we believe that trying to make a business out...
Spring 2016
Welcome to the Philanthropy Impact Magazine Issue 11 (Part 2) focusing on the relationship between money and mission and measuring impact sponsored by the Arcus Foundation. The Arcus Foundation is pleased to be partnering with Philanthropy Impact and to be sponsoring this edition of their magazine. Achieving and measuring impact is an essential element of any philanthropy. Below we have described one example a foundation can achieve significant impact. On June 12, 2015, the US Fish & Wildlife Service publicly announced that it would reclassify the more than 700 chimpanzees being held in the country’s research labs from ‘threatened’ to ‘endangered.’ This action placed these chimps, long used as the subjects of invasive research, in the same protected category as their brethren living in the wild, increasing their level of protection and effectively retiring them from research. This policy change was the culmination of a seven-year effort by a group of NGOs—including the US Humane Society, Jane Goodall Institute, Animal...
Winter 2015-2016
Welcome to Issue 10 of the Philanthropy Impact Magazine. We are at an exciting moment in the history of philanthropy and social investment. Measuring return on philanthropic and social investment is more and more an imperative. At this time, theory and art combine. Science and logic work alongside intuition and creativity, but with a shifting emphasis towards evidence. The relationship between money and mission and the ROI in philanthropic giving and social investment is a hot topic. Philanthropy Impact members and key stakeholders debate how to measure impact as well as the different types of ROI funders are looking for from their investment. Social impact measurement is the discipline of understanding and reporting on social, environmental and other changes effected by organisations for their stakeholders. Whether you are engaging in philanthropy or social investment, understanding social impact and how it is measured is important, and the only way we can truly understand the relationship between money and mission. When we...
Autumn 2015
Welcome to Issue 9 of Philanthropy Impact Magazine. In this issue the authors have written about the challenges and opportunities of transnational giving. Some of the issues concerning philanthropists interested in transnational giving are regulations, legal issues, tax and politics and these can be worrying to philanthropists and social investors. However, giving across borders presents a significant opportunity to philanthropists, social investors and to service delivers. Read on for articles on all these topics. We hope you will enjoy issue 9.
Spring 2015
Welcome to Issue 8 of Philanthropy Impact Magazine! In this issue the contributors will explore the challenges posed by inequality, and the ability for philanthropists to be part of a global solution to eradicate poverty. Read on for articles on the nature of wealth and capitalism, grantmaker and business leader perspectives as well case studies of domestic and international initiatives. We hope you enjoy issue 8. This issue is sponsored by Buzzacott
Winter 2015
In Issue 7 of Philanthropy Impact Magazine we explore the questions and discussions surrounding philanthropy and succession planning. From the desires of Next Gen givers, time frames and establishing a family charter, through to the need for leadership and the development of purpose to a family's wealth.
Summer/Autumn 2014
The various forms of social investment and social enterprise are growing rapidly. They are contributing to the economy whilst creating jobs and helping to solve social problems. In this issue we will explore the full range of experiences of social investment, and what this might mean as the sector matures.

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