Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – January 2019: The Buchanan Sisters

2019-01-28T19:38:09+00:00

The Buchanan Sisters Background: Margaret Buchanan (1793-1864), Jane Buchanan (1796-1867), and Elizabeth Buchanan (1803-1875), otherwise referred to as the Misses Buchanan of Bellfield Estate, were born to George Buchanan, a merchant [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – January 2019: The Buchanan Sisters2019-01-28T19:38:09+00:00

Philanthropy as ‘love’

2018-12-03T21:09:32+00:00

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 [...]

Philanthropy as ‘love’2018-12-03T21:09:32+00:00

Foundations – ‘black holes’ vs ‘supernovas’

2018-12-03T21:27:09+00:00

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 [...]

Foundations – ‘black holes’ vs ‘supernovas’2018-12-03T21:27:09+00:00

Community foundations as ‘a very large tent’

2018-12-20T10:02:18+00:00

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 [...]

Community foundations as ‘a very large tent’2018-12-20T10:02:18+00:00

Trusts as ‘underground rivers’

2018-12-20T10:07:50+00:00

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 [...]

Trusts as ‘underground rivers’2018-12-20T10:07:50+00:00

Starting a foundation? Think ‘porcupine’

2018-12-03T21:13:35+00:00

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 – [...]

Starting a foundation? Think ‘porcupine’2018-12-03T21:13:35+00:00

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
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