Summer/Autumn 2014
The various forms of social investment and social enterprise are growing rapidly. They are contributing to the economy whilst creating jobs and helping to solve social problems. In this issue we will explore the full range of experiences of social investment, and what this might mean as the sector matures.
Spring 2014
Philanthropy Impact makes sense of and inspires of philanthropy across borders, sectors and causes. To match this mission we created an issues-based magazine covering the depth and breadth of the philanthropy spectrum. The response from you, our readers and contributors has been overwhelmingly supportive. Editors have the luxury of a ‘birds eye view’, and for this our last issue (as Editors) we have chosen to reflect on the three key areas that we believe need more consideration and debate. First, the issues facing society, both global and local, are enormous and they are not going to be resolved by independent, or ad hoc and often top-down interventions. Rather, they will only be resolved if all parties (governments and NGOs, corporates, philanthropists/philanthropies, beneficiaries and charities) work together, using the best tools available and sharing data and information. Transparency is essential. Lester M Salamon; Robert Dufton; Noah Isserman; Dr Rob John; Arnaud Mourot & Sarah Jefferson; Kimberly Manno-Reott; Bathylle Missika; Etienne Eischenberg;...
Winter 2013
This year time seems to have disappeared at warp speed as we have reached Issue 4: December 2013! Our aim has been to present our readers with a depth and breadth of articles and information on and about philanthropy that generates vigorous international debate. Since our first issue you, our readers and authors, have provided such positive feedback and we hope you this ‘bumper issue’ to your liking. This edition opens with David Gold discussing the ‘dark side’ of philanthropy. 2013 saw social investment became the ‘hot’ topic, and in this issue we feature the UK deal of the year, and Arthur Wood the role of social investment in building resilience to natural disaster. This issue also takes a deep dive into philosophical world of philanthropy. Michael Green explores the pros and cons of endowment and spend out foundations, Amy Schiller asks can billionaire philanthropists save the world?, and Russell Willis Taylor wonders if brand philanthropy is distorting the very...
Autumn 2013
If philanthropy is to grow and thrive, it needs vigorous international debate. That has been the guiding principle of ‘Philanthropy Impact Magazine’ since we launched earlier this year. We are delighted that our readers have risen to the challenge and so many of you want to be writers! This edition opens with David Gold taking on our ‘Secret Philanthropist’ again, responding to the article ‘Philanthropists should join the war on waste’ in the last edition, and Ira Lieberman makes the case for microfinance, rising to the last ‘Hoffman’s Challenge’. Richard Ross shares his joy of philanthropy and invites others to become involved. We hope that this edition similarly provokes. Our theme this month is match funding: Michael reviews the landscape, Caroline Fiennes weighs the evidence, Rob Williamson looks at the impact on community foundations and Michael Brophy has a radical proposal for future funding. Of course, match funding could be considered a form of subsidy, which raises questions regarding the...
Summer 2013
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...
Spring 2013
Welcome to the first issue of Philanthropy Impact Magazine, a quarterly publication. At its core will be robust thought leadership that we hope will be informative, challenge and promote discussion.
Winter 2012
In this issue of Philanthropy UK magazine, we take a timely look at the state of philanthropy in a City under scrutiny. The City of London is home to a 1000-year-old tradition of philanthropy that is very much alive today. Yet the notion that the City is a force for good risks being drowned out in some quarters by the sound of attacks on its reputation.
Summer 2012
In this edition Philanthropy UK discovers why encouraging and supporting greater diversity among funders would be of benefit to all. It highlights a need for research so we can gain a truer picture of diversity in UK philanthropy and can harness existing giving efforts into a movement as the USA has done.
Autumn 2011
Community giving appears to be gaining ground among philanthropists. Four out of five philanthropists give locally according to a new survey by Coutts & Co. Giving circles, in which philanthropists commune around an interest, are also gaining in popularity. In this issue we present the distinct pleasure and satisfaction philanthropists enjoy when giving to communities and in communities, and offer advice for those who want to join them.
Summer 2011
In this issue we focus on social impact investment (SII), which blends enterprise, capitalism and philanthropy to create a new stream of capital that some say will ‘transform’ the social sector.