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17 Sep 14 - Society Philanthropy News

More Feedback Would Improve Foundations' Service to Society
Hilary Pennington is vice president of the Ford Foundation's Education, Creativity and Free Expression Program. Fay Twersky directs the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Effective Philanthropy Group. They are co-chairs of the Fund for Shared ...

Why Conservatives Should Reform Philanthropy
There are lots of conversations about those things in conservative circles. There aren't many about the countless other pieces that make up, or have made up, civil society: philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, social entrepreneurship, fraternal ...

Can Jack Ma's Alibaba Fortune Jump-Start Chinese Philanthropy?
In Ma's words, “Alibaba was founded 15 years ago with a mission 'to make it easy to do business anywhere' and a set of principles and values that emphasize our responsibility to society. Giving back to society is deeply embedded in Alibaba's culture.”.

Always Leave Them Laughing
With each succeeding year, the scope of Sam's philanthropy has grown. By 2012, he had given the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an international nonprofit organization involved in marine-wildlife conservation and anti-whaling efforts, a gift of a ...

A Word About Those Genius Grants and "Lotto Philanthropy"
In an age of strategic philanthropy, MacArthur regularly draws flak for what might be called "lotto philanthropy" -- dropping a pile of money on people out the blue and placing no restrictions on how that cash is used. Even as prizes and fellowships ...

Impact investing carves new path in matching positive social outcomes with ...
From global challenges of poverty and sustainable development, to local issues such as ageing populations, rising demand for health services and Indigenous disadvantage, countries including Australia face growing gaps between what society needs and ...

The world according to Bryce
Philanthropy is particularly impressive in one who has had to be sturdily self-reliant himself. .... He says he knew even at 12 that this was nonsense, so he took up his headmaster's challenge to argue the case at the next meeting of the debating society.

We are very serious about Africa: Indian billionaire Azim Premji
There is a distinction between the CSR of a company and personal philanthropy. People often get the two [mixed] up. I think there is a trend towards companies trying to build an image with society that they care, trying to be sensitive to the ...

The Ice Bucket Challenge, A Lesson For China's Philanthropy
The second level would be the encouragement of more of the public toward other charity action; while the third level is promoting society and the government in establishing together a long-term mechanism for assisting vulnerable groups. There is no ...

Vikings Bar Adrian Peterson From All Team Activities
Later Wednesday morning, the NFL Players Association announced that Peterson decided to take a voluntary leave with pay "to take care of his personal and legal issues," and that the union worked with the NFL, the Vikings and Peterson "to resolve this ...

Philanthropy and CSR
Businessmen must accept that they have responsibilities to society that must go beyond philanthropy. It is a fact that businesses are now institutions as powerful or more powerful than governments.

Changing the Face of Philanthropy in Armenia
In Armenia, philanthropy is an area of society familiar to all, but deeply misunderstood by many. Spurred by “the growing cynicism around donating to charitable causes in Armenia,” Patrick Sarkissian, philanthropist and CEO of the innovative, New York ...

Youth in Philanthropy
Melbourne's Mount Scopus College students have learnt about community needs and making decisions about granting money when there are competing priorities, when they took part in the Youth in Philanthropy program of the Lord Mayor's Charitable ...

Andre Agassi Backs Nashville Charter School Building As An Investor, Not A ...
“If you want to treat a problem in society, philanthropy is fine,” Turner said. “But if you want to cure - really cure - you need to harness market forces to create a sustainable solution.

Sharmeen named 2014 Asia Game Changer by Asia Society
“The Asia Game Changer Awards are designed to fill a glaring gap—a lack of recognition of people who are transforming ideas into action and improving lives in Asia,” said Asia Society President Josette Sheeran. “Our inaugural honourees represent an ...

Australia urged to embrace new forms of philanthropy
And while some of its best-known speakers will indeed be among the very richest in society, Australia is being urged to capitalise on a new international trend in philanthropy that isn't dominated by the very wealthy. Community foundations are an ...

The Resource Foundation to host fall benefit to celebrate and support Latin ...
We're working to give people in all sectors of society access to the opportunities they need to effect lasting change.” The Semilla ... Since 1987, TRF has helped donors optimize the impact of their philanthropy through specialized, tailored services ...

Reinforcing an Old Paradigm: The Walrus Talks Philanthropy
So I was a little disappointed that, with the exception of Dr. Nutt, not one of them challenged the status quo of how philanthropy is done in our society. With OVER $300Billion donated in North America last year we still haven't managed to crack the ...

Doing Well by Doing Good
A prime example is MetLife, a nearly 150 year-old company that was recently named by Chronicle of Philanthropy as the No. 1 philanthropic organization ... MetLife's efforts to make a positive impact on society are quite diverse. For example, in the ...

United We Stand: A Message for Today's Female Entrepreneur
I fully believe that motherhood is still the bedrock of a civilized and humane society. But for today's professional woman who juggles so many balls in the air, the idea behind "united we ... It's time to birth and foster more philanthropy, social ...



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