Transformative Leadership — A Clear Path to Sustainable and Inclusive Development

This piece by Jane Wales, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council and the Global Philanthropy Forum, first appeared in The Huffington Post. Follow Jane Wales on Twitter for more insights into strategic philanthropy.  Disruptive change happens when government officials, business executives and social activists embrace a shared goal and collaborate with the mantel of leadership passing…

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Empowering the Future Workforce

This piece by Jane Wales, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council and the Global Philanthropy Forum, first appeared in The Huffington Post. Follow Jane Wales on Twitter for more insights into strategic philanthropy. According to the World Bank Group, “Over a billion people of working age [ages 15-64], most of them women, are not participating in…

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It Takes Us All

Regardless of the sector in which we work, the values with which we were raised or the politics we espouse, we are all repelled by such horrors as the persistence of modern-day slavery, the relegation of a child to a life of poverty, the outbreak of disease epidemics that cut a deadly swath across whole…

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African Philanthropists Help Lead the Fight Against Ebola

The stories of those being struck down by Ebola — and of the loss to their families, friends, communities and countries — are gut-wrenching. As I write this, the World Health Organization estimates that in the hardest-hit countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, there are nearly 16,000 confirmed, probable or suspected cases of Ebola….

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Collaborative Philanthropy: Even Billionaires Figure They Need Help to Save the World

Philanthropy at its best is an inventive and collaborative enterprise. Yet, more often than not, foundations and individual benefactors have chosen to go it alone. No longer. A new breed of philanthropist has emerged, willing to partner across sectors, disciplines, and geographic boundaries to achieve their goals. Many are beneficiaries of the information revolution and…

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