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Patrice Motsepe

By Cheryl Chapman

He signed The Giving Pledge with a commitment to raise millions out of poverty. Can he do it?

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Good Done Great & The Rise Of B Corporations

By Earl Bridges

Technology, Data-based Storytelling, and CSR

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Mo Ibrahim

By Jay Balfour

Ibrahim faces tough criticism of his prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

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Cynthia Wu: Tough Love

By The Editors

After attending The Philanthropy Workshop in New York, Ms. Wu came home and was gifted her family company's foundation. How has she done with it?

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Lady Natasha Ri Isaacs & Lavinia Brennan

By Luke Norman

In a crusade to raise awareness of human trafficking, Lady Natasha and Lavinia Brennan found the power of the celebrity-crazed press to be their greatest weapon.

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Jorge Paulo Lemann

By Luke Norman

Brazil's richest man and international beer magnate, Lemann is plotting a steady philanthropic course helping his country's finest fulfill their potential.

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The Russian Paradox

By Luke Norman and Nick Cater

Russian oligarchs not only face a moral responsibility to give back, their evergreen President makes sure they’re doing their bit.

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Don & Mera Rubell

By Holly Howe

The Miami-based couple think of themselves as custodians with a grand purpose, sharing their 5,000-piece modern art collection with the world.

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When West Meets East

By Wangsheng Li

The President of Hong Kong’s ZeShan Foundation speaks out.

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His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

By Sandra Salmans

His Highness is using one of the largest charitable donations in history to ignite effective human development across the Arab world.

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The Apple Founder's Philanthropic Legacy

By Sandra Salmans

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Eileen Heisman

By Doug White

The CEO of the National Philanthropic Trust is going global with the brand and donor-advised funds.

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Abusing Donor Intent

By Doug White

Successfully challenging Princeton's (mis)use of his parents' endowment, William Robertson stood up for donors and the terms of designated contributions.

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Guidestar

By Luke Norman

With data dominating, Guidestar.org has become as familiar as Google to many American donors. Has the website filled a void for consumer education in philanthropy?

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Can Country Policies Drive Philanthropy? Yes, and they Should!

By Crystal Hayling

In what ways is public policy encouraging or discouraging the growth of strategic philanthropy?

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The Philanthropist Voice Worldwide

By The Editors

Why quiet, modest or so-called “humble” philanthropy is muting the potential for giving in countries across the globe.

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Fun•lan•thro•py

By Roberta d’Eustachio

Philanthropists everywhere are talking about "Fun" in philanthropy. What does "Fun" mean?

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Robert Redford

By Doug White

The leading man casting Sundance's future.

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Miuccia Prada

By Holly Howe

From the runway to her eponymous foundation, the designer brings her intellectual bent to everything she touches.

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Futures

By Lucy Bernholz

The do's and don'ts of citizen surveillance, Sudan and George Clooney.

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Terrorist Funding and Philanthropy

By Suzanne Reisman

One person's terrorist may be another's freedom fighter.

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Haldun Tashman

By Sandra Salmans

Exporting the community foundation model, entrepreneur Haldun Tashman is connecting the Turkish diaspora through interest-based giving.

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Lord David Sainsbury

By Luke Norman

Sainsbury's Gatsby Foundation has spent more than fifty years at the cutting edge of British philanthropy.

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Deconstructing the Giving Pledge

By The Editors

It began with a hush-hush dinner in New York four years ago...

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What Women Want

By Kecia Barkawi

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Gilbert Brownstone

By Holly Howe

The Swiss-American art collector thumbed his nose at American foreign policy with his biggest gift yet.

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Ambassadors for Philanthropy?

By Dame Stephanie Shirley

The British Government’s Founding Ambassador for Philanthropy revisits her appointment.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Bandari Bint Abdulrahman Al Faisal

By Julie Shafer

The Princess has a clear definition of successful philanthropy and, in her view, being a woman in Saudi Arabia is a plus.

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The Community Foundation

By Sandra Salmans

How a hundred-year-old idea is reshaping philanthropy around the world.

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Louise Blouin

By The Editors

An icon of the art world is leveraging culture and creativity against global challenges.

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Corporate Philanthropy In The U.S. - The Top 10

By Sandra Salmans

A look at the biggest corporate givers in the U.S.A.

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Nexus

By Jay Balfour

A series of international events aims to catalyze philanthropy in young wealth holders.

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What Is CSR?

By Sandra Salmans

A quick look at the pros and cons of Corporate Social Responsibility.

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Elizabeth Wallace Ellers

By Bruce Makous

Introducing social innovators directly to philanthropists, Liz Ellers is making global impact philanthropy more accessible to women in her area.

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Giving 2.0

By Sharilyn Hale

Whether you give time, money, or expertise, the author outlines how individuals can be most effective with their gifts.

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The Bipolar Nature of Philanthropy in Hong Kong

By Susan Yu & Luke Norman

With one of the highest concentrations of millionaires in the world, Hong Kong's philanthropic industry is still growing. But despite big donations, the city's giving remains a quiet affair.

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Chateau Charly

By Doug White

Bed, breakfast and a bridge to development in Haiti and Sri Lanka, this social enterprise is giving its guests the power to give back.

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Divorce

By Doug White

Learning from the Norton divorce.

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Clare Brooks

By Clare Brooks

Brought down under to lead the Australia Communities Foundation, Brooks shares what she calls her "marvelous adventure."

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Ada Wong

By Ben Huang

The Good Lab, a Hong Kong initiative aimed at bringing together changemakers.

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Shiv Nadar

By Sandra Salmans

The Indian billionaire is committed to rural youth in his native country. His plan? Grants for education.

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Li Ka-Shing

By Sandra Salmans

Li describes his foundation as a "third son" and has pledged to donate a third of his assets to philanthropic projects in China and globally.

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The Generosity Network

By Bruce Makous

How fundraisers can turn "must-do" transactional giving into transformative philanthropy.

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Kris Tompkins

By Luke Norman

For Kris Tompkins, former CEO of Patagonia Inc, there was one obvious way to protect the wildlands she loves: buy, restore, and open them to the public.

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Ingvar Kamprad

By Doug White

The Swedish billionaire is increasing his philanthropy, but his lifestyle is as minimalist as IKEA's flat packed furniture.

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Marcelle Speller's Ambitions For Localgiving.com

By Marcelle Speller

Why small charities sometimes matter the most

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Fred Mulder

By Lisa MacDonald

Founder, backer, and global ambassador of The Funding Network, Fred Mulder explains his commitment to social giving and crowd funding.

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Matchmaker

By Ron Finlay

Facilitating professional volunteering is growing in popularity in the UK as an answer to 21st century life pressures.

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Jeff Skoll

By Cheryl Chapman

Skoll's rise is a tale of ingenuity and a belief in the power to change the world.

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Mark Zuckerberg/Priscilla Chan’s $45 Billion Dollar Charitable LLC

By Doug White

Making Philanthropic History

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The Top People

By Nelson Aldrich, Jr

The fate of almost everything that's good, true and beautiful in America is in the hands of that exclusive group called trustees.

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Allan English

By Doug White

Allan English wants to microfinance a million people out of poverty by 2020. How's he doing?

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Sir Winston Churchill

The mighty lion's most famous philanthropic quote.

Gerry Lenfest

By Bill Hangley, Jr

A self-made business success, Gerry Lenfest has pledged to give away most of his wealth.

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Great Castles, a One Act Play

By Jade Shames

Editorial Note: A fictionalized dialog of The Giving Pledge founders.

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Len Blavatnik

By Doug White

A Soviet emigrant to the US, Blavatnik is becoming a generous establishmentarian in education and beyond.

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Andrew Forrest

By Chris Hornsey

“If you give, let people know,” says Australia’s first Giving Pledger.

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The Persistence of Philanthropy

By Amy Singer

One of the most profound Ottoman legacies to modern Turkey is a long history of private philanthropy.

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Bleak House

By Sandra Salmans

For Dickens, charity begins at home.

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Reid Hoffman

By Kent Allen

LinkedIn's co-founder brings his venture capital savvy to philanthropy.

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Zita Cobb

By Doug White

You can go home again.

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Princess Grace Foundation

By Bruce Makous

Originally created to salve Monaco's royal family's grief, the Princess Grace foundation celebrates three decades assisting emerging talent in theater, dance, and film.

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The New, New Philanthropists

By James V. Toscano

There is an emerging style of philanthropy that will not accept anything but solutions and cures.

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The Anonymist

By Sandra Salmans

Once the masked marvel of anonymous giving, Chuck Feeney now preaches the gospel of “giving while living.”

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Skibo Castle

By Doug White

Andrew Carnegie’s Scottish Home

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Queen Rania Al Abudullah

By Sandra Salmans

Jordan's queen challenges stereotypes in the Middle East and beyond.

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Christopher Hohn

By Cheryl Chapman

Together with his recently divorced wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn, Chris Hohn has built up one of the largest charities in Britain.

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