Philanthropy in the media

Philanthropy and I have been in the media lately:  First out was an article in the April 2014 North and South magazine by Joanna Wane called Does money make you mean.  (I am quoted on page 45, thankfully in a positive light).  This was followed last month with Karle Du Fresne’s “And the Giver is”…

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Making a difference with a cup of coffee

One of my board roles is for Conscious Consumers, a social enterprise which to date has accredited 175 cafes, restaurants and suppliers in twelve cities and towns across Aotearoa NZ according to twelve different ethical and sustainable practices.   It’s been inspiring to watch a local, volunteer-led initiative idea grow into a nationwide organisation with smart…

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More on the compliance costs of seeking funding

Here’s another voice urging funders to reduce our compliance costs and think differently about how we measure our performance – see what Caroline Fiennes in the Stanford Social Innovation Review has to say.    She asks whether “a funder is essentially spending a grant on itself”.    Good question Caroline! Related Posts:Is your philanthropic foundation extractive?Suggested New…

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