A Better Blend: Strengthening Philanthropic Research & Practice
Sixteen years ago, I fell into my first role in philanthropy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. My background was in public diplomacy and international studies. While I had heard of the Foundation’s work in global health, I didn’t know anything about working in a philanthropic foundation. As I started in my role, I realised that other people had a similar experience of stumbling into philanthropy. I began to wonder who we all were and how we got here. It was the seed of a research idea I would carry for over a decade.
Webinar: Old and New Forms of Giving
Philanthropy is taking many forms, from financial to human and social capital provision, and donors are embracing new ways of giving, such as venture philanthropy, social impact investing, and donor-advised funds.
How are the forms of giving changing, and what are the current trends and new mechanisms for giving/structuring? Where does philanthropy is going now, and where is it going next?
During this session, our speakers discuss the current sector/market trends and the increased opportunities, challenges, and risks these present, and the role advisors can play in increasing giving and helping donors navigate the current philanthropy space.
Traditional philanthropy is giving way to ‘total portfolio impact’, which considers both social and financial returns.
What does it mean for me?
Advisors need to be prepared to lead clients in conversation about the financial and social impact spectrum.
What can I take away?
An understanding of the merits of total portfolio impact, as well as advice on its application for individual investors, trustees and other fiduciaries.
Developing Trust: How Philanthropy Can Support the Worlds To-Do List
Over the past few years, amidst the polarisation of politics, the disparity of social justice and a global health pandemic, trust-based philanthropy approaches have gained interest across charities and philanthropists.
As advisors, we must interrogate contemporary philanthropic trends, the phrases we use with our clients and the giving frameworks we provide.
Non-credit Nonprofit Management Education: Beyond Mapping and Towards a New Research Agenda (Anser-J, v. 12, no. 1, p 58-68)
Nonprofit management education (NME) has received attention from scholars and practitioners over the past thirty years.
This article shows how syllabi review and critical qualitative inquiry can deepen knowledge of non-credit offerings. A new research agenda for non-credit NME is required to support nonprofit managers to achieve their social goals.
Problem Solvers: Charity & Philanthropy
Each month, the Museums at University of St. Andrews help kids to meet problem solvers to explore big ideas and to solve a challenge.
Inspired by something at the Wardlaw Museum, kids meet an expert from the University of St Andrews and try to solve a problem we face in the world today.
In December 2020, I joined Problem Solvers to discuss charity and the story of Elise Bell and the Bell Pettigrew Museum.
Giving Reflection: A Letter to My Younger Self
Your giving is as unique as you are. At the beginning of the London Lockdown in April 2020, I was contacted by The Big Issue to take out a magazine subscription. Their vendors were losing the opportunity to sell at their pitches. The subscription would help with...
Book Review: Hugh Cunningham: the reputation of philanthropy since 1750: Britain and beyond, Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, 2020, 232 pp.
VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations (2020) 22 July 2020 (Online first) https://js.sagamorepub.com/jnel/article/view/9730
What is the Advisor’s Responsibility? STEP Journal (Issue 5, 2020)
Excerpt: HOW TO BRING THE NEXT GENERATION INTO THESE DISCUSSIONS AND THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESSIt is expected that the next generation, whether through wealth transfer or wealth creation, will usher in a ‘golden age’ of philanthropy. Research has shown that...
Book Review: American Philanthropic Foundations: Regional Difference and Change David C. Hammack and Steven Rathgeb Smith (Eds.) Indiana University Press (2018)
Journal of NonProfit Education and Leadership January 2020, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 114-116 https://js.sagamorepub.com/jnel/article/view/9730