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Global Philanthropy Forum

Why Are We Stomping on the Piss Ants While the Elephants Are a Charging?

John F. Ince | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
John F. Ince

After attending the recent gathering of power players in the philanthropic world, known as the Global Philanthropy Forum my head was spinning with facts and figures documenting the magnitude of the seemingly intractable problems the world faces today.

The Changing Landscape of Global Philanthropy: What About Diasporas?

Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz

The changing landscape of global philanthropy leaves us with the question of what if we cannot measure social change with the tools of the business world or with numbers.

What's Working

Julie Shafer | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Julie Shafer

I've just returned from the Global Philanthropy Forum, an annual gathering of up to 500 philanthropists and social activists from all over the world. A very good place to remember how many things ARE working around the globe.

Group Launches African Philanthropy Forum | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact

A small group of African philanthropists including singer Angelique Kidjo have joined together to create the African Philanthropy Forum, an affiliate ...

Rethinking Learning

Naomi Morenzoni | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Naomi Morenzoni

How can we make education more relevant for young people, how can we learn to be more effective with impact investing, and how can we advance philanth...

Philanthropy Is the Go-To Partner for Risk

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

Risk is philanthropy's calling card -- it's what our philanthropic dollars, at least in the United States, are now tax-advantaged to do. If we're not taking enough risk, we're clearly not doing everything in our power to maximize impact for the poor or vulnerable.

What's the 'Next Big Thing' in the World of Philanthropy?

John F. Ince | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
John F. Ince

No longer do funders see their primary role to be writing big checks. Spurred by the entrepreneurial drive of a new generation, new philanthropists are developing their own blueprints for change.

Collaborative Impact for New Philanthropy's Demands

William Brindley | Posted 06.24.2012 | Impact
William Brindley

NetHope brings 34 of the world's leading humanitarian organizations together to collaborate, create and implement innovative IT solutions in remote parts of the developing world.

Social Good: By All Means Necessary

Naomi Morenzoni | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Naomi Morenzoni

The problems we face in health, environment, education and poverty are ubiquitous and persistent. These problems require profound patience coupled with ingenuity in the way that we marshal our resources to solve them.

Highlights From Global Philanthropy Forum

Naomi Morenzoni | Posted 06.20.2012 | Impact
Naomi Morenzoni

The legacies of Rockefeller and Carnegie-and particularly their ethos of questioning and continual learning-were alive on the final day of the Global ...

New Roles, New Responsibilities in the Social Contract

Naomi Morenzoni | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Naomi Morenzoni

This year's Global Philanthropy Forum, "Towards a New Social Contract," focuses on the changing nature of the global social contract -- how globalization is changing the way our societies choose to divide up responsibility and allocate resources to improve the public good.

Global Philanthropy Forum Annual Conference: WATCH LIVE

Posted 04.16.2012 | Impact

From the Arab Spring and the financial meltdown to weather extremes and civil conflict, we are experiencing rapid and sometimes wrenching change that ...

Learning: Where New Philanthropy Meets Old

Jane Wales | Posted 06.14.2012 | Home
Jane Wales

We often refer to the debt we owe to Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller for translating their charitable impulse into organized philanthropy, pro...

What If the Rich Were off the Grid?

Carl Pope | Posted 06.16.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It's intriguing to look at the debate about clean, low-carbon electricity through the lens of health.

Rethinking Fundraising for Today's 'New Philanthropy'

William Brindley | Posted 06.15.2011 | Impact
William Brindley

An NGO unable to identify valuable outcomes to the right donors will be crowded out by other NGOs that share their impressive outcomes with the right people.

Philanthro-Teens on the March

Tamsin Smith | Posted 06.12.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

A young imagination -- twinned with leadership skills, amplified by media and social networks, and boosted by private sector and community support -- is an unparalleled engine of change.

Jane Wales Of Global Philanthropy Forum On The State Of Giving Today

Rahim Kanani | Posted 06.11.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Jane Wales, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council and Founder of the Global Philanthropy Forum, on the evolution of the convening, the philanthropic sector today and much more.

Mistakes Matter

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Hats off to Jean Case, who, like Bill Gates, has come forward to share mistakes made and lessons learned in her recent blog. As two of the biggest names in philanthropy, the challenges they are trying to solve should be public ones.

A New Kind of Investing: The Philanthropy Secretariat in Liberia

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

After 14 years of civil war, Liberia's democracy is just beginning to turn a new page, and a group of strategic international philanthropists are hoping to play a role in catalyzing that process.

The 2010 Global Philanthropy Forum: Harnessing Technology for Change

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Rahim Kanani

Philanthropy, technology, and social change are intertwining at incredible speeds across continents, platforms, and devices. We're only beginning to understand the potential.

The Widow Mary Gargar Meets the Global Positioning System (GPS)

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

For the majority of the world's poor, poverty is predominantly a rural issue. What role can philanthropists play in creating the conditions necessary for wide-spread economic growth in rural areas?

Advancing Women & Girls in Liberia

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Quiet power characterizes the women of Liberia with whom we have met.

Strengthening Governing Capacity in Post-Conflict Liberia

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

I am now traveling with 19 Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF) members. We will be learning what we can do in Liberia and reporting to you along the way.

Haiti Inspires New Givers -- Will Those in Philanthropy's "Long Tail" Have Long Memories?

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Private philanthropy can complement good policy if the outpouring of support is matched by a long-term commitment to sustainable development, a need most recently identified by Haiti's Prime Minister.

McKinsey and IFC Add Cost Curve Analysis to Water Debate

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Global Water policies need change. Water is quickly becoming more and more scarce around the world and nonprofits and and philanthropists are committed to revolutionizing the way we use water.