Highlights of Day 2

Imagining and Investing in our Future

Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam
26-28 May 2016

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Participants explore innovation as key to responding to today’s challenges

In a special plenary session today, innovation – along with its inherent challenges and risks – was on the agenda as delegates debated what true innovation means and what it entails for philanthropy. HRH Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands underlined in her keynote address philanthropy’s unique position and potential when it comes to innovation. Ruby Johnson, Co-Director of FRIDA, and Bharat Mehta, Chief Executive of the Trust for London, offered their perspectives and experience. Read more


Quotes of the day:

Leave your ego at home. – HRH Princess Laurentien

Share the burden of risk of failure with others. – HRH Princess Laurentien

If we have the wisdom of children, it is not about mindset but about heartset. – HRH Princess Laurentien

In case you missed it:

  • Amsterdam-based PIPS:lab helped delegates create collective paintings with light  …
  • The Board Café identified issues most relevant for communities and discussed which role foundations can or should play…


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