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Sisyphus

Philanthropy as ‘Sisyphus’

Ylvisaker, in his speech to the 1976 International Conference on Opportunities for Philanthropy, argued that doing philanthropy is akin to being Sisyphus: ‘What philanthropy and its collaborators have encountered is…

Philanthropy as ‘love’

Given that the earliest image of philanthropy is associated with Prometheus’ love of humanity, what better image to finish with on the 24th of December than philanthropy as love. The…

Trusts as ‘underground rivers’

Today’s image of philanthropy raises questions about the visibility and understanding of foundations and their activities. As Anthony Sampson stated: ‘the great family trusts are like underground rivers in a…

Community foundations as ‘amoebae’

Today’s image of philanthropy could be applied to different foundation sectors across the globe. However, it is taken from the European Community Foundation Initiative’s Guide to Community Foundations in Europe;…

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