Posts in 'PHILANTHROPY'

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Power Plays

by SF Team, 10 July 2020

Many have criticised him for producing what has become a handbook to those most keen on being or becoming more powerful in the world. Whether the laws he outlines should be seen as an instruction manual is a valid question. However, even his critics can’t say that these rules don’t apply and are not in active use. In what Greene describes as somewhat of a counter measure, he has written Mastery, an exploration of how...

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The Philanthropy Game

by Chris McGivern & SF Team, 7 July 2020

Money is an element of the relationship between the funder and those who it funds (in our case, the Foundation and the Fellows), but we’ve moved away from being simply a funder and towards being a holistic support system. “Money is power” is a cliché because of the truth it holds. It’s also wildly incorrect. Traditional philanthropic models use money as a proxy for knowledge or wisdom, wielding the exchange of money as pay-to-play. This...

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The system is rigged, 2020 has shown us how much

by SF Team, 2 July 2020

Unprecedented losses in livelihoods along with previously unimaginable restrictions placed on the movement of goods and people have drastically increased food insecurity, among much other suffering, around the world. We imagined it would be a matter of weeks until things got “back to normal”. We were completely wrong. Things may never go back to the way they were, and that might not be a bad thing. In the wake of the effects of the pandemic,...

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