Observatory Interviews

Oak Foundation: a path of growth towards strategic family philanthropy

Interviews

Oak Foundation: a path of growth towards strategic family philanthropy

We had a talk with Kristian Parker, Trustee of the Oak Foundation, to explore how a family model evolved throughout the years into one of the largest and most strategic funders in Europe

What works philanthropy: building evidence for transformational change

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What works philanthropy: building evidence for transformational change

An interview with Jon Baron, Vice President of Evidence-Based Policy at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, on how philanthropy can provide guidelines to private funders and public policies through impact assessment

DOEN Foundation: investing where possible, giving a grant if it’s necessary

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DOEN Foundation: investing where possible, giving a grant if it’s necessary

The successful story of the foundation established by the Dutch Postcode Lottery. The interview to Anneke Sipkens, General Director

Les évolutions du secteur philanthropique en France

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Les évolutions du secteur philanthropique en France

Interview à Béatrice de Durfort, Déléguée Générale du Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations

BUILD-ing capacity for an impact-oriented philanthropy

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BUILD-ing capacity for an impact-oriented philanthropy

Our interview to Kathy Reich, Director of the BUILD Program at the Ford Foundation, presents the cutting-edge $1 billion initiative to empower non profit organizations and enable them to raise effectiveness and sustainability.

FEMI Foundation: from the Netherlands the case of a family foundation working for social good

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FEMI Foundation: from the Netherlands the case of a family foundation working for social good

We met in Baarn Liesbeth Nagelkerke-Mulder, Director of the FEMI Foundation - an expression of family philanthropy that has been working first-hand since 1995 to implement an effective operational practice in its countries of intervention

Facilitating funders towards a more effective philanthropy

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Facilitating funders towards a more effective philanthropy

We had a talk with Tonika Hirdman, Director General of Fondation de Luxembourg, to explore the evolution regarding the perspectives and needs of philanthropists, also in light of the prominent role in the country played by the private-banking institutions assisting HNWIs

Brewing Philanthropy: an interview with D.Sc. Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation

Interviews

Brewing Philanthropy: an interview with D.Sc. Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation

Good governance should be a priority for every philanthropic organization. But in the case of the Carlsberg Foundation it represents a precondition and the essence of a unique model created to ensure stability and long-term view to the business while providing substantial philanthropic support for scientific research, talent and knowledge-sharing

The importance of governance in generating social impact. The case of Fondation Leenaards

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The importance of governance in generating social impact. The case of Fondation Leenaards

Fondation Leenaards, since the disappearing of its founder, has already destined over 150 million euros towards projects selected through a structured governance which includes three experts commissions and four juries. We explored this topic with Peter Brey, director of Fondation Leenaards

Interviews

Interview with Etienne Eichenberger

Etienne Eichenberger, Chairman of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation, is sharing with us on one hand his insights on the state of philanthropy from not only a European, but also a global perspective. On the other hand, the Chairman addresses the priorities of Swiss Philanthropy Foundation for the next 12 months.

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