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

Philanthropy as being like ‘the sea’

2018-12-04T09:42:28+00:00

Highlighting the diversity of philanthropy, today’s image was put forward by UK philanthropy consultant Juliet Valdinger. She writes: ‘Philanthropy is like the sea – a big space with lots of [...]

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

Philanthropy as ‘a laboratory’

2018-12-05T12:21:23+00:00

One month and 117 years ago today, Andrew Carnegie was elected Rector of the University of St Andrews. Announcing the results of the election, the then Principal, Sir James Donaldson, [...]

Philanthropy as ‘a laboratory’2018-12-05T12:21:23+00:00

Trusts as ‘toothpaste tubes’

2018-12-05T11:05:56+00:00

Barry Haimo of Haimo Law tries to bring a breath of fresh air to the discourse on trusts by explaining the similarities of trusts and toothpaste tubes: ‘Trusts are in [...]

Trusts as ‘toothpaste tubes’2018-12-05T11:05:56+00:00

Foundations as ‘Santa Claus’

2018-12-05T10:50:56+00:00

With a number of European countries celebrating Saint Nicholas Day on the 6th of December, today’s image of philanthropy picks up that theme: foundations as the institutional equivalent of ’Santa [...]

Foundations as ‘Santa Claus’2018-12-05T10:50:56+00:00
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