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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 [...]

Community foundations as ‘amoebae’2018-12-17T13:24:35+00:00

Philanthropy as ‘a pebble in a pond’


Today’s image of philanthropy focuses on philanthropy’s potential to act as a catalyst and create far reaching ‘ripples’. This is [...]

Philanthropy as ‘a pebble in a pond’2018-12-03T16:45:43+00:00

Philanthropy as ‘war’


Today’s image of philanthropy provides another critical voice levelled at prominent ideas around philanthropic effectiveness and impact. It comes from [...]

Philanthropy as ‘war’2018-12-12T09:29:47+00:00

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 [...]

Philanthropy is like ‘farming’2018-12-03T12:47:48+00:00

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 [...]

Philanthropy as ‘tug boat’2018-12-12T09:27:40+00:00

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 [...]

Philanthropy as ’empire’2018-12-10T13:35:13+00:00

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 as ‘giraffes’2018-12-09T21:05:58+00:00

Philanthropy as being like ‘the sea’


Highlighting the diversity of philanthropy, today’s image was put forward by UK philanthropy consultant Juliet Valdinger. She writes: ‘Philanthropy is [...]

Philanthropy as being like ‘the sea’2018-12-04T09:42:28+00:00
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