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Philanthropy Impact Magazine

Summer 2013

Philanthropy Impact Magazine

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We were thrilled by the positive feedback we received to Philanthropy Impact Magazine Issue 1: Spring, thank you. We hope Issue 2: Summer 2013, continues to raise the bar on the myriad of challenges and opportunities facing philanthropy.

Our secret philanthropist sparked many discussions and we have printed David Gold's thoughtful letter arguing that the basic principle of philanthropy is to help improve people's lives.

In this issue our (not so) secret advisor reminds everyone in the UK, about a quirk in Gift Aid- acailable for this year only. Diana Leat tests her crystal ball skills by asking if foundations' attitudes and approached have changed over the past decade and what this might mean for the future, and we look at philanthropy in gaming! yes, you did read that correctly.

Kurt Hoffman unpicks the current philanthropy narrative and throws down the gauntlet to philanthropists. Remember, you can comment on Kurt's article now, and join our live conversation online on 12 June 2013 at midday UK time.

Your letters and comments inform our work, so please email editor@pilanthropy-impact.org.

Best,

Sue Daniels, Executive Director and Editor in Chief

Magazine contents

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In this edition of Philanthropy Impact we are putting social investment in the spotlight, because it is going to be on the agenda for the G8 summit in Northern Ireland...
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Dear Editors, Have I really funded an air to ground missile? How many times have I heard that one? The other favourite argument is: what about local corruption and the...
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You have to feel a bit sorry for the G8 group of leading industrial countries. Not so long ago their annual get-togethers, hosted in rotation by one of the member...
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This article first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Social impact bonds (SIBs) are a high-profile innovation in funding public services. The pilot SIB in Peterborough, UK, which aims...
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In the UK higher rate taxpayers are able to claim back the difference between their highest rate of tax and the UK basic tax rate (20%) on their gross Gift...
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In the face of recent cutbacks I have often heard it said that philanthropy will have to work harder to fill the gaps. This implies that it might actually be...
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It is almost impossible to avoid the daily barrage of texts, high street signs, bus or TV adverts offering quick and easy access to finance. Getting credit is certainly easy...
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There are 5,000 charitable foundations in Italy, 12% of which are family foundations. Italy has almost 260,000 registered nonprofits that serve 26 million people. The largest grantmaker in Italy is...
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The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) has recently published A Practical Guide to Measuring and Managing Impact (the “Guide”), a hands-on manual providing guidance to social investors who want to...
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As at 31st December 2011 there were approximately 2,733 foundations in France. The number of foundations increased by 60% (72% by value of assets) between 2001 and 2010. Total assets...
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It is a decade since the Centre for Civil Society at The London School of Economics coordinated a 21 country study of Visions and Roles of Foundations in Europe. Looking...
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Following years at the sharp end of development, our Secret Squirrel offers seven tips for success. Miss one at your peril! Research, research, research. You cannot know enough about the...
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Fun and philanthropy often go hand in hand. From glittering charity balls to philanthropic television extravaganzas like Comic Relief to the fundraising general knowledge quiz in a draughty church hall...
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In the late 1990s, the Ugandan Government initiated a newspaper information campaign to boost the ability of schools and parents to monitor the government’s handling of a large school grant...
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The ‘hashtag’ is a way to give your tweet a theme, so we looked through some of the most ‘retweeted’ articles on #philanthropy to give you a flavour of what...
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“Giving can save the World” – or not? Since the late 1990s, there’s been a growing sense that we are in the midst of a “new” era of muscular, proactive...
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Underperforming philanthropy is a waste of money. Be Strategic: a smart philanthropic strategy starts by defining the societal value that it seeks to enhance. Think Long. Self-sufficiency is a myth:...

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