Put people first; development will follow

Put people first; development will follow

By Nimesh Sumati Most of the time when I used to accompany the founders of nonprofits to meet different funders, especially corporates, nobody was interested in the story and journey of the founders–the struggles they had gone through, the sacrifices they had made, the challenges they faced; all they cared for was sustainability, replicability and scalability.…

Creating A Win-Win To Multiply Impact: Reflections From Turkey

There is an inherent win-win in supporting the development of philanthropy and practicing philanthropy. This short reflection builds on two messages in this report linked to a short case of how this is possible. I am a ‘beneficiary’ of philanthropy infrastructure organizations. I started my (philanthropy) career in a member-based organization (TUSEV), served in committees…

Paula Johnson’s take on the Global Philanthropy Report

Paula Doherty Johnson is a Senior Research Fellow at Harvard’s Ash Center where she spearheads research on the growth, practice, and impact of global philanthropy and social investment. Paula lead the effort to develop the Global Philanthropy Report, a pioneering study that provides first-of-its-kind data on institutional philanthropic capital, trends, and innovations in countries throughout the world.…