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Not Just a Question of Trust: Can Philanthropists Get Better Results by Doing Less?

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Andrew Carneige’s 1889 essay “The Gospel of Wealth,” has done much to inspire modern philanthropists who want to ensure that their wealth contributes to making the world a better place. He was an early advocate of “effective philanthropy,” arguing that:


#ShiftThePower: The Rise of Community Philanthropy, Part 2

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It’s All about Power

Power is the key to durable development. Power matters because efforts to solve a problem only last while people with the problem take responsibility for it.


#ShiftThePower: The Rise of Community Philanthropy, Part 1

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Part 1 of 2

In this special feature on community philanthropy, we propose a new paradigm called "durable development." This involves shifting power closer to the ground, giving agency to local people and their organizations on the principle that they should have greater control of their own destinies.


Development Impact Bond year one results: What do they mean to the service provider?


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Impact Investment – now a global movement


The preceding is cross-posted with permission from the Alliance blog. Based out of the UK, Alliance magazine is the leading global magazine on philanthropy and social investment.

‘Let’s do it – people’s lives depend on it.’ That was the opening line from Big Society Capital founder Sir Ronald Cohen, by video to the Global Impact Investment Plenary in Lisbon: a gathering of 250 people from many countries. 

There is no doubt that the Social Impact Investment Taskforce, which launched three years ago when the UK hosted the G8, has kickstarted a global movement. As Nick O’Donohoe noted, it brought consistency and clarity, and now it’s moving from rhetoric to reality.


Brexit: A lesson on power for the philanthropic state


The vote this week from the UK to leave the EU has stunned people around the world, leaving the world’s press and much of the UK itself, baffled. Why on earth would people vote to do something that is evidently against their economic interests? Why, in particular, would those with the least vote for something that will – as all financial challenges do – affect them disproportionately to others? You can feel sympathy for home-owners who will lose value in their properties but it is those who don’t own homes and lose jobs that will really suffer. So why on earth did they do it?


Interview with Muhammad Yunus