This Month in Philanthropy

Featured Article $32-Billion Pledge by Saudi Prince Reflects Gateses’ Influence Chronicle of Philanthropy | July 2, 2015 by Megan O’Neil Riyadh is 7,400 miles and a world away from Seattle, and yet a Saudi prince repeatedly invoked the name Bill Gates this week when he pledged his entire $32-billion fortune to charity. “We need to…

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Foundations in Global Crises: How to go from ‘Constructive’ to ‘Consequential’

Following is a guest blog post by Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps. The views expressed are those of the author and are not intended to represent those of the Global Philanthropy Forum. As the leader of a global humanitarian NGO, I think the Global Philanthropy Forum’s theme “Disruptors and Decision Makers” is exactly the…

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Day Three of GPF 2015

Catalyzing Private Capital Flows for Development How can the private sector be a more effective and efficient partner in development? The key, according to plenary speakers Gavin Wilson, Christianna Wood, Frederic Sicre, Mirza Jahani and moderator Jane Nelson, is ensuring that private capital helps to mobilize the collective energy of all sectors. The panelists discussed…

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Day Two of GPF 2015

  Leveraging Market Systems for Good: Transforming Global Supply Chains and Protecting those Within — The Case of Slavery During their plenary session, Stella Dawson, Justin Dillon, Nina Smith, Dan Viederman and moderator Randy Newcomb highlighted approaches to restructuring global supply chains so that they empower rather than subjugate those embedded within the markets they…

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Day One of GPF 2015

More than one billion people worldwide still live in poverty. Promoting shared prosperity for these individuals — fostering broad-based growth and sustained poverty reduction – will require marshaling the collective energies of the public, private and social sectors.  Solutions will bridge national and sectoral boundaries. And they will drive equality of opportunity without degrading the shared…

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