Since 2007, I’ve been writing on civil society, philanthropy, social enterprise, and public diplomacy.

The writing included on this site has been previously published through a variety of networks, including The Conversation, Alliance Magazine, Trico Charitable Foundation, Foreign Policy Association, Social Venture Partners Calgary, Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance.ca, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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...

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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...

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Professionalizing Foundations

My research at the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good, St Andrews University, focuses on foundation staff, reflecting on their roles as professionals within foundations and exploring relationships inherent in the development of a foundation....

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Remote working: Bringing us closer

Remote working is not just for technology companies, outsourcing or freelancers.  Even after Melissa Mayer’s highly publicized 2013 decision to axe remote working at Yahoo!, the 2014 American Community Survey cited that 3.7 million Americans were working remotely, on...

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