Nicolas Krausz | Programme Officer , Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation
Heike Loeschmann | Head of International Politics Department , Heinrich Böll Foundation
Vivian Paulissen | Programme and Knowledge Manager , European Cultural Foundation

The Commons as a path for philanthropy to catalyse system change

Thursday, 28 January 2016

In its quest to promote deep progressive change within society, philanthropy is often blamed for addressing the symptoms rather than the roots of problems.


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Anne-France Simon | Head of Corporate Philanthropy , BNP Paribas Fortis Foundation

Towards Philanthropy 2.0

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

In the current climate, crowdfunding represents a very welcome financial innovation, both for innovative companies that banks sometimes regard as too risky, and for non-profit-making enterprises and charity organisations which are having to cope with reductions in state subsidies.

Urs V. Arnold | Head of Operations , Jacobs Foundation

The myth of free education – Why investment in private higher education is worth it

Monday, 18 January 2016

Whilst academic education at private universities is recognised and has a high reputation in countries such as the United States, Great Britain or Japan the private operators in Germany permanently have to fight to justify their existence and against prejudices.

Urs V. Arnold | Head of Operations , Jacobs Foundation

Know the unexpected: Risk Management at Jacobs Foundation

Monday, 14 December 2015

In addition to the risks emerging from the financial and economic crises, philanthropic organisations also need to deal with arising risks. Therefore, the Jacobs Foundation has complemented its internal control system with a comprehensive risk management framework, allowing for an elaborated controlling of relevant risks.

Jesper Nygård | CEO , Realdania

Collective Impact – Together we can achieve much more than any of us can alone

Monday, 16 November 2015

Floodings. Social exclusion. Pollution. Poverty. Lack of resources. What unites these societal challenges, which I believe we can all relate to?