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Philanthropy Advisory

A professional support in your philanthropic journey.

A network of experts to create and implement strategic philanthropy and social investment initiatives.

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Lang Philanthropy Day

A chance for encounter, shared discussion and networking.

An annual meeting on measurable and effective philantropy reuniting the actors of change.

2017 Edition

Observatory

Millennials, Invest To Achieve Profit And Purpose

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Millennials, Invest To Achieve Profit And Purpose

Forget the paradigm that many believe Millennials to be the “Me Generation.” Research proves them to be the “Us Generation.” “Us” encompasses the world.

Leap Update: Taking the Leap, Across the Pond

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Leap Update: Taking the Leap, Across the Pond

Last month, we shone a bright spotlight on Impetus-PEF, a London-based foundation that is doing a great job of investing in the performance of its grantees. The Impetus-PEF story is so rich with insights that we want to put more meat on the bones here.

We need a science of philanthropy

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We need a science of philanthropy

Billions of dollars are being donated without strong evidence about which ways of giving are effective reports Caroline Fiennes, funder of Giving Evidence. Recipients of funds are increasingly scrutinized, but the effectiveness of donors is not.

ERNOP: Study reveals state of our knowledge – and ignorance – on European giving

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ERNOP: Study reveals state of our knowledge – and ignorance – on European giving

The European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) has produced what is probably the clearest and most reliable account of European philanthropy to date – but, as it acknowledges, ‘best yet’ does not mean ‘best possible’. Paradoxically, in fact, it probably says more about what we don’t know than about what we do.

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation: a synergy between family values and strategic philanthropy. An interview with Edmund J. Cain, Vice President Grant Programs

Interviews

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation: a synergy between family values and strategic philanthropy. An interview with Edmund J. Cain, Vice President Grant Programs

With an annual grantmaking of more than $109 million and the inauguration of the world’s largest humanitarian award in 1996, the Hilton Foundation’s philanthropic approach lives up to its founder’s motto: “Think Big. Act Big. Dream Big.”

The Power of Nutrition: turning investment into impact

Interviews

The Power of Nutrition: turning investment into impact

Our interview with Martin Short, CEO of The Power of Nutrition, analyzes a results-based model to invest in sustainable and scalable initiatives able to contrast undernutrition in children

Leap Update: Full Frontal Philanthropy

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Leap Update: Full Frontal Philanthropy

Let’s be honest: foundation presidents’ annual letters tend to be pro forma at best. But this month we found a lovely and rare exception, by F.B. Heron Foundation President Clara Miller…

New CEP Study Looks at How U.S. Foundations Are Responding to Shift in Presidential Administration

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New CEP Study Looks at How U.S. Foundations Are Responding to Shift in Presidential Administration

Many questions have been asked about what is changing for foundations and their work in the context of a new U.S. presidential administration. A new CEP study tries to answer these questions involving the CEOs of the largest US grantmaking foundations

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Useful resources

2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey

2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey

Global Impact Investing Network

The GIIN’s 2017 Annual Impact Investor Survey is based on an analysis of the world’s leading impact investing organizations. Survey respondents collectively manage nearly USD 114 billion in impact assets, a figure which serves as the best-available “floor” for the size of the impact investing market.

Theory of Change e valutazione dell’impatto sociale per una Filantropia Strategica

Theory of Change e valutazione dell’impatto sociale per una Filantropia Strategica

Lang Centre on Strategic Philanthropy

This “Philanthropy Insights” explains Theory of Change and social impact assessment in practice through international experiences and Italian cases conducted by Fondazione Lang Italia (IN ITALIAN ONLY)

Impact Investing Trends: Evidence of a Growing Industry

Impact Investing Trends: Evidence of a Growing Industry

Global Impact Investing Network

The first analysis by the GIIN on global impact investors trends shows a strong sector growth in the last three years (2013-2015)

The Performance Imperative

The Performance Imperative

Leap Ambassadors Community

The “Performance Imperative” helps organizations achieve more meaningful, measurable change so they can make as much difference as they possibly can for their beneficiaries

Working Hard—and Working Well

Working Hard—and Working Well

David E.K. Hunter

“To read this book is to hope that all human services organizations, and those that fund them, would embrace its recommendations—and to wonder how many millions of people’s lives would be improved, even saved, if they did” – Phil Buchanan

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