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.
Spring 2014
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;...
Winter 2013
This year time seems to have disappeared at warp speed as we have reached Issue 4: December 2013! Our aim has been to present our readers with a depth and breadth of articles and information on and about philanthropy that generates vigorous international debate. Since our first issue you, our readers and authors, have provided such positive feedback and we hope you this ‘bumper issue’ to your liking. This edition opens with David Gold discussing the ‘dark side’ of philanthropy. 2013 saw social investment became the ‘hot’ topic, and in this issue we feature the UK deal of the year, and Arthur Wood the role of social investment in building resilience to natural disaster. This issue also takes a deep dive into philosophical world of philanthropy. Michael Green explores the pros and cons of endowment and spend out foundations, Amy Schiller asks can billionaire philanthropists save the world?, and Russell Willis Taylor wonders if brand philanthropy is distorting the very...
Autumn 2013
If philanthropy is to grow and thrive, it needs vigorous international debate. That has been the guiding principle of ‘Philanthropy Impact Magazine’ since we launched earlier this year. We are delighted that our readers have risen to the challenge and so many of you want to be writers! This edition opens with David Gold taking on our ‘Secret Philanthropist’ again, responding to the article ‘Philanthropists should join the war on waste’ in the last edition, and Ira Lieberman makes the case for microfinance, rising to the last ‘Hoffman’s Challenge’. Richard Ross shares his joy of philanthropy and invites others to become involved. We hope that this edition similarly provokes. Our theme this month is match funding: Michael reviews the landscape, Caroline Fiennes weighs the evidence, Rob Williamson looks at the impact on community foundations and Michael Brophy has a radical proposal for future funding. Of course, match funding could be considered a form of subsidy, which raises questions regarding the...
Summer 2013
We were thrilled by the positive feedback we received to Philanthropy Impact Magazine Issue 1: Spring, thank you. We hope Issue 2: Summer 2013, continues to raise the bar on the myriad of challenges and opportunities facing philanthropy. Our secret philanthropist sparked many discussions and we have printed David Gold's thoughtful letter arguing that the basic principle of philanthropy is to help improve people's lives. In this issue our (not so) secret advisor reminds everyone in the UK, about a quirk in Gift Aid- acailable for this year only. Diana Leat tests her crystal ball skills by asking if foundations' attitudes and approached have changed over the past decade and what this might mean for the future, and we look at philanthropy in gaming! yes, you did read that correctly. Kurt Hoffman unpicks the current philanthropy narrative and throws down the gauntlet to philanthropists. Remember, you can comment on Kurt's article now, and join our live conversation online on 12...
Spring 2013
Welcome to the first issue of Philanthropy Impact Magazine, a quarterly publication. At its core will be robust thought leadership that we hope will be informative, challenge and promote discussion.