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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

Community Foundations – between local development and international perspectives

Interviews

Community Foundations – between local development and international perspectives

The interview with Daniele Giudici provides the necessary tools to understand the current evolution of community philanthropy in Italy

Unveiling Philanthropy: what it takes to produce meaningful social change

Interviews

Unveiling Philanthropy: what it takes to produce meaningful social change

Philanthropy is a risky business and most initiatives, when rigorously tested, do not prove effective. Our interview with Andy Ratcliffe, CEO of Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation (Impetus-PEF), shows the way to funders to define their impact models in the search of greater effectiveness

Developing mission focus and a long-term strategy: the case of the Stone Family Foundation

Interviews

Developing mission focus and a long-term strategy: the case of the Stone Family Foundation

The interview with Paul Gunstensen, Director of WASH Program at the Stone Family Foundation, highlights the Foundation’ path towards a strategy of intervention through venture philanthropy

Leap Update: Gates Schmates

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Leap Update: Gates Schmates

We wish we had a nickel for each time we’ve had a discussion about helping grantees become high-performance organizations and heard a response like this from a funder: “I get it, but we’re not exactly the Gateses or Waltons.”

The state of family philanthropy in the US: a deep dive into family foundations trends

Interviews

The state of family philanthropy in the US: a deep dive into family foundations trends

On occasion of the 20th anniversary of the National Center for Family Philanthropy, we discussed with Vice President Jason Born the tools family foundations are adopting in the search for greater effectiveness, often pushed by the rise of a new generation of philanthropists

Corporates for social impact: the Kering Foundation’s strategy to combat violence against women

Interviews

Corporates for social impact: the Kering Foundation’s strategy to combat violence against women

In our interview with Céline Bonnaire, Executive Director of the Kering Corporate Foundation, we discuss the rationale underneath a philanthropic model able to align social change and business and highlight the Foundation’s perspectives and goals in Italy and abroad

The Dos and Dont’s of DAFs

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The Dos and Dont’s of DAFs

Donor-advised funds are a cost-effective, convenient and flexible estate planning tool, explains John Canady, CEO at National Philanthropic Trust UK

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund Expands Efforts to Promote Impact Investing

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has announced plans to expand its efforts to promote mission-aligned investing as an option for foundations and other funders.

Interview: Maurice Makoloo of the Ford Foundation

Interviews

Interview: Maurice Makoloo of the Ford Foundation

Alliance editor Charles Keidan interviews Maurice Makoloo, regional director of the Ford Foundation in eastern Africa, to discuss the relationship between civil society and the private sector, the need for investment in philanthropy infrastructure, and the Ford Foundation’s commitment to combating inequality

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.

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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)

Case study: Assessing the socio-economic return of the Lacor Hospital in Uganda

Case study: Assessing the socio-economic return of the Lacor Hospital in Uganda

Lang Centre on Strategic Philanthropy

The study performed by the Lang Centre on Strategic Philanthropy for Fondazione Piero e Lucille Corti through the SROI method (IN ITALIAN ONLY)

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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