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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

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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.

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Global Challenges Local Solutions

Call for proposal by the Academy for the Development of Philantropy in Poland

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

Fund Launched to Protect Lions, Restore Habitats

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Fund Launched to Protect Lions, Restore Habitats

The Wildlife Conservation Network and Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation have announced the launch of the Lion Recovery Fund

Panelists of the Lang Philanthropy Day 2017 – Update

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Panelists of the Lang Philanthropy Day 2017 – Update

Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Jacobs Foundation, King Baudouin Foundation… Start discovering some of the L-PDAY2017 speakers

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.”

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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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