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

Community foundations as ‘philanthropic cruise directors’

2018-12-04T00:31:21+00:00

Today’s image of philanthropy focuses on community foundations. Given their diverse roles, they have been compared to being the institutional equivalent of ‘philanthropic cruise directors’: ‘Julie [the cruise director] on [...]

Community foundations as ‘philanthropic cruise directors’2018-12-04T00:31:21+00:00

Philanthropy is like ‘acupuncture’

2018-12-03T11:52:43+00:00

Our third image of philanthropy is the idea that ‘philanthropy is like acupuncture’. This has been put forward by a couple of authors to convey the importance of appropriate skills [...]

Philanthropy is like ‘acupuncture’2018-12-03T11:52:43+00:00

Trusts as ‘extraordinary drugs’

2018-12-03T11:55:47+00:00

For our second image of philanthropy, we look at the organisational form of the trust; we go back to the early 20th century and an entry by Pierre Lepaulle in [...]

Trusts as ‘extraordinary drugs’2018-12-03T11:55:47+00:00

Philanthropy theory is like ‘a theory of ice cream’

2018-12-03T11:57:00+00:00

Starting off our series on 'Images of Philanthropy' is an analogy put forward by John Bare, Vice President for Programs at The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. Commenting on the [...]

Philanthropy theory is like ‘a theory of ice cream’2018-12-03T11:57:00+00:00

Images of Philanthropy

2018-12-03T12:37:20+00:00

Imagery, metaphor and analogy have always played a central role in the casting, practice and understanding of philanthropy. This goes back as far as the literal origins of Western philanthropy. From [...]

Images of Philanthropy2018-12-03T12:37:20+00:00
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