Posts Tagged “philanthropy”

“I am not a great fan of philanthropic foundations.”

by Stephen Tall on June 27, 2014

This speech from Owen Barder is well worth a read in full – but it’s his justifiably provocative opening section which grabbed me: … let me begin with a confession: I am not a great fan of philanthropic foundations. I (…)

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Do you want to know how ‘new’ is the ‘New Philanthropy’? #CEAC2012

by Stephen Tall on August 23, 2012

If you do then I’m chairing and speaking at a session on this very question at next week’s CASE Europe annual conference in Birmingham: How ‘New’ is the New Philanthropy? The panel will question the current consensus that there is (…)

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The map of US charitable giving which shows the less well-off are the most generous

by Stephen Tall on August 22, 2012

The US-based Chronicle of Philanthropy has unveiled a jazzy new gizmo on their website mapping How America Gives. Loads of fascinating data to mine — oh for a UK version! — but the one I was most interested in was (…)

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Join me Friday, 12 noon, on the Guardian’s #HElivechat – The future of philanthropy in higher education

by Stephen Tall on February 17, 2012

I’m one of the panel members on the Guardian’s live chat about the role that philanthropy can play in the future of university funding (Friday 17 February, 12pm – 2pm GMT): With an 80% cut in public spending set to (…)

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In praise of… Tony Blair

by Stephen Tall on August 18, 2010

I voted for Tony Blair as Labour leader in 1994; I voted for him again to become Labour prime minister in 1997. I soon learned my lesson. As Prime Minister, he failed. Not so much domestically: sure, he disappointed but show me a political leader who doesn’t. But in foreign policy, Mr Blair was an […]

Asking without asking: what fundraisers can learn from churches

by Stephen Tall on November 6, 2009

Earlier this week, I co-presented a training session on ‘Making the Ask’ (most professions, and fundraising is no exception, enjoy their jargon, the more so if they can transform a verb into a noun). Essentially this is the way in (…)

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