Foundations as ‘astronomical objects’

2018-12-03T17:33:24+00:00

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 [...]

Foundations as ‘astronomical objects’2018-12-03T17:33:24+00:00

Community foundations as ‘amoebae’

2018-12-17T13:24:35+00:00

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; [...]

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

Philanthropy as ‘a pebble in a pond’

2018-12-03T16:45:43+00:00

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 [...]

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

Foundation executives as ‘artful jugglers’

2018-12-16T10:24:37+00:00

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 [...]

Foundation executives as ‘artful jugglers’2018-12-16T10:24:37+00:00

Philanthropy as ‘war’

2018-12-12T09:29:47+00:00

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: [...]

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

Philanthropy is like ‘farming’

2018-12-03T12:47:48+00:00

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

Philanthropy as ‘tug boat’

2018-12-12T09:27:40+00:00

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 ‘tug boat’2018-12-12T09:27:40+00:00

Criticising old philanthropy as akin to criticising the post office

2018-12-11T16:41:46+00:00

Today’s image of philanthropy is taken from the blog of Occam Advisors and geared towards critics of ‘old’ philanthropy: “Criticizing old-line philanthropy is like criticizing the post office, or Amtrak [...]

Criticising old philanthropy as akin to criticising the post office2018-12-11T16:41:46+00:00

Philanthropy as ’empire’

2018-12-10T13:35:13+00:00

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 [...]

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

Foundations as ‘giraffes’

2018-12-09T21:05:58+00:00

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 [...]

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