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Philanthropy as ‘war’

Today’s image of philanthropy provides another critical voice levelled at prominent ideas around philanthropic effectiveness and impact. It comes from a chapter by Peter Frumkin entitled Central Problems in…

Philanthropy is like ‘farming’

The idea that philanthropy should be more like business is prominent and problematic. Today’s image of philanthropy highlights one of the inherent tension between the two areas. As Güler Sabanci,…

Philanthropy as ‘tug boat’

Today’s image of philanthropy looks at the role of philanthropy and its relationship to the public and private sector. Reporting insights and reflections from Stephen Heintz’s, President of the Rockefeller…

Philanthropy as ’empire’

Today’s image of philanthropy goes back to the late Georgian period. It focuses on Britannia herself: philanthropy as an empire. The idea comes from William Seward Hall’s Dramatic Poem ‘The Empire…

Foundations as ‘giraffes’

Foundations as ‘giraffes’? Originally, this image comes from what is probably the most well-known opening paragraph of any book on foundations, Nielsen’s The Big Foundations: ‘In the great jungle of…

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