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 [...]
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The last couple of years have seen substantial developments around learning, information management and sharing of knowledge in philanthropy. Today's image of philanthropy accentuates the potential and importance of knowledge [...]
Today’s image of philanthropy comes from a panel discussion on the role of community foundations and regional associations of grantmakers in the US. Dorothy Reynolds, at the time president of [...]
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 [...]
Emma Maitland Stirling (1839-1907) 'a prickly, perhaps injudicious, but forceful pioneer' Background: Emma Maitland Stirling was born in Edinburgh on 15th December 1839 as the youngest of 12 children into [...]
Today’s image of philanthropy highlights that starting a foundations might be easier than figuring out what to do with it: “[S]tarting a family foundation is like catching a porcupine – [...]
The direct and indirect influence that larger foundations might have on their wider context is picked up in today’s image of philanthropy: “[F]oundations are like astronomical objects — the larger [...]
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; [...]
Today’s image of philanthropy focuses on philanthropy’s potential to act as a catalyst and create far reaching ‘ripples’. This is nicely illustrated by the idea that philanthropy is like ‘a [...]
Managing a foundation is a complex task. This is highlighted in today’s image of philanthropy. Examining foundation CEOs’ tasks, activities and requirements, Fay Twersky, Director of the Effective Philanthropy Group [...]