Knowledge Resources: Individual & Family Philanthropy

These materials look at the special challenges and strengths of philanthropy by individuals and families.

Video: Insight Talk by Hadeel Ibrahim
By Hadeel Ibrahim | 5/2016 | Watch video

Video: Insight Talk by Irene Pritzker
By Irene Pritzker | 5/2016 | Watch video

Video: Insight Talk by Ben Goldhirsh
By Ben Goldhirsh | 5/2016 | Watch video

MCE Social Capital: Pooling risk and resources to support impact investment
In Global Giving Matters | 12/2015 | Full Text

Turkey´s Koç Foundation provides global model for vocational education
In Global Giving Matters | 9/2015 | Full Text

Connecting the Missing Link: Bringing Together Global Philanthropists and Global Community Philanthropy Organizations
By Ann Graham | 6/2015 | Overview | Report

Hallar el eslabón perdido: Enlazar a donantes individuales con organizaciones comunitarias filantrópicas globalmente
By Ann Graham | 6/2015 | Overview | Report

Conectando o Elo Perdido: Reunião das Organizações Filantrópicas Comunitárias Globais e Filantropos do mundo todo
By Ann Graham | 6/2015 | Overview | Report

Video: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (& World Peace)
By Chade-Meng Tan | 5/2015 | Watch video

Video: Conversation with Angélique Kidjo
With Angélique Kidjo and Monica Winsor | 5/2015 | Watch video

Video: Conversation with Eileen Fisher
With Eileen Fisher and Peggy Dulany | 5/2015 | Watch video

Video: Insight Talk by Bobby Sager
By Bobby Sager | 5/2015 | Watch video

Video: Insight Talk by Albina du Boisrouvray
By Albina du Boisrouvray | 5/2015 | Watch video

Video: Insight Talk by Ron Bruder
By Ron Bruder | 5/2015 | Watch video

Video: Living Philanthropic Values: Maintaining a “Listening Ear”
With Phil Buchanan, Michael Moniz, Kaylee Moniz, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Peggy Dulany | 4/2015 | Video

Video: Synergos’ Peggy Dulany and the Ford Foundation’s Darren Walker on philanthropy in India
By Dasra India | 12/2014 | See video

Century-old global aid agency transforms to social enterprise
In Global Giving Matters | 10/2014 | Full Text

Video: How can media advance gender equality and women’s rights?
With Maysoon Odeh Gangat and Yann Borgstedt on BBC Impact | 7/2014 | See video

Team Sager: “Eyeball-to-eyeball” philanthropy looks for big social impact
In Global Giving Matters | 4/2014 | Full Text

Gordon V. and Helen C. Smith Foundation points to teacher support success story in East Africa
In Global Giving Matters | 4/2014 | Full Text

From a death, support for life: The Peter C. Alderman Foundation and mental health care in post-conflict countries
In Global Giving Matters | 12/2013 | Full Text

You Have to Bring Your Heart as Well as Your Head
By Peggy Dulany in Forbes Insights | 9/2013 | Overview | Full Text

Mireya and Oswaldo Cisneros: Using communications technology to build capacity for social action in Latin America
In Global Giving Matters | 9/2103 | Full Text

Finding Common Language and Action: Community Philanthropic Organizations and Individual Philanthropists
By Ann Graham for Synergos 8/2013 Overview | Full Text

Measurement Drives Effective Interventions
In Global Giving Matters | 6/2013 | Full Text

Philanthropy for tourism and development in Africa
In Global Giving Matters | 1/2013 | Full Text

Fundo Elas: Promoting philanthropy by and for women in Brazil
In Global Giving Matters | 12/2012 | Full Text

World Peace Festival, Global Peace Index build momentum for peace
In Global Giving Matters | 11/2012 | Full Text

Joshua Mailman: A profile in impact investing
In Global Giving Matters | 11/2012 | Full Text

Approaching the Heart of the Matter: Personal Transformation and the Emergence of New Leadership
By Peggy Dulany | 5/2012 | Full Text

World Peace Festival, Global Peace Index build momentum for peace
In Global Giving Matters | 11/2011 | Full Text

Isolation, Generosity, Giving, and Receiving
By Kim Samuel | 9/11 | Full Text

Rising Schools: Mother-daughter team uses microenterprise approach to improve education in Ghana
In Global Giving Matters | 7/2011 | Full Text

University for a Night Plenary Highlights
With Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi, Jennifer Buffett, Peter Buffett, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Eve Ensler, and Peggy Dulany | 4/2011 | Full Text

Funding in the Field of Climate Change
By The Synergos Institute and the Institute for Philanthropy | 10/2009 | Abstract | Full Text

Climate Change and Poverty: A Brief Guide
By The Synergos Institute and the Global Philanthropy Partnership | 9/2009 | Abstract | Full Text

Microfinance and Peacebuilding: Exploring New Approaches in Colombia
By The Synergos Institute and the AlvarAlice Foundation | 7/2009 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2008 Plenary Discussion
By The Synergos Institute | 9/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Critical Link Between Climate Change and Poverty
By The Synergos Institute | 9/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Conversation with Emilio Azcárraga Jean about Philanthropy in Latin America
By The Synergos Institute | 9/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Media + Philanthropy = Synergy: Emilio Azcárraga Reshapes Corporate Philanthropy in Mexico
By Neil Carlson | 9/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Jon Stryker -- A Journey to Inclusive Philanthropy
By Neil Carlson | 7/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Global Philanthropists Circle Spring Retreat at Pocantico
By The Synergos Institute | 4/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Conservation, Climate Change and Communities
By Neil Carlson | 4/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Responsibility to Protect -- Philanthropy to Prevent
By April K. Donnellan | 4/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropists and Social Entrepreneurs -- Collaborating for Innovation
By Neil Carlson | 1/2008 | Abstract | Full Text

Interview with Peggy Dulany
By Alliance Magazine | 10/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy in Kenya: A Global Supply Chain for Grassroots Technology + Manu Chandaria's Legacy of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement
By Neil Carson | 10/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2007 Plenary Discussion
By The Synergos Institute | 10/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Investing in Africa
By Hylton Appelbaum, Swanee Hunt and Narciso Matos | 10/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Maximizing Scope and Impact Through Partnership
By Peggy Dulany and William H. Gates Sr. | 10/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Making the Case for Giving with a Gender Lens
By Lynn Peebles | 8/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Synergos at Twenty: A Reflection on Partnering to End Poverty
By The Synergos Institute | 6/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

What's Missing? A Personal Reflection on Poverty Reduction Strategies After Twenty Years with Synergos
By Peggy Dulany | 4/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

The next generation: Redefining the philanthropic landscape
By Lynn Peebles | 4/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Running for life -- Around the world in 80 days -- on foot
By Lynn Peebles | 1/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Getting water on the global agenda -- New approaches in private philanthropy
By Lynn Peebles | 1/2007 | Abstract | Full Text

Interview with Peggy Dulany in Contribute Magazine
By Joan Oleck | 11/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Bottleneck in Mexican aid to Indonesia finally resolved
By Lynn Peebles | 11/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Millennium Promise Alliance -- Mobilizing the private sector to meet the MDGs
By Lynn Peebles | 11/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Raymond Chambers -- Pioneering approaches in business and philanthropy
By Lynn Peebles | 11/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

University for a Night 2006 Plenary Discussion
By The Synergos Institute | 10/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

How Philanthropists Can Effect Change Through Public-Private Partnerships
By Jin Zidell, Dan Vermeer, Michael Madnick, Amir Dossal and Beth Cohen | 10/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Groundbreaking Innovations in Philanthropy
By Sheryl Sandberg, Judith Rodin and Robert H. Dunn | 10/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Turning Your Passion Into Practice
By Zainab Salbi, Blaise Judja-Sato and Peggy Dulany | 10/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Tale of two donors: Global Fund for Women's donor activists
By Lynn Peebles | 7/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Global Fund for Women -- Reshaping philanthropy along feminist lines
By Lynn Peebles | 7/2006 | Abstract | Full Text

Geraldo Jordão Pereira: Betting on Rio's community foundation model
By Lynn Peebles | 12/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Marcos de Moraes: Creating viable alternatives for street kids in São Paulo
By Lynn Peebles | 12/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Shell Foundation -- Bringing more than money to the table
By Lynn Peebles | 9/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Video: Eliminating Poverty: Attainable Goal or Unrealizable Dream?
With Peggy Dulany and H. Peter Karoff | 6/2005 | See Video

Philanthropy as a bridge between the Western and Muslim worlds
By Lynn Peebles | 6/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

World Economic Forum initiatives bridge divides
By Lynn Peebles | 6/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

María Eugenia Garcés: A Case Study in Strategic Private Philanthropy
By David Winder | 5/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Ratan N. Tata: Linking shareholder value and social responsibility
By Lynn Peebles | 4/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

India's Tata Group: Empowering marginalized communities
By Lynn Peebles | 4/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Sharp drop in contributions projected from US estate tax repeal
By Lynn Peebles | 1/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Lynn Fritz: Mobilizing business expertise for measurable gain in humanitarian relief
By Lynn Peebles | 1/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Lessons learned from private sector strengthen links in humanitarian supply chain
By Lynn Peebles | 1/2005 | Abstract | Full Text

Helio Mattar -- A catalyst for corporate social responsibility in Brazil
By Lynn Peebles | 10/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

PricewaterhouseCoopers' Project Ulysses - Linking global leadership training to community development
By Lynn Peebles | 10/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

Oded Grajew: A new type of Business Leadership is possible
By Andres Falconer | 8/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

Unique laboratory for change in the Amazon rainforest
By Lynn Peebles | 8/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

From Funding and Grant-making to Movement Building
By Child Rights and You | 5/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

Lopez Family Values -- Philanthropy in the Philippines
By Lynn Peebles | 5/2004 | Abstract | Full Text

Bringing Hope and Healing to Disabled Children
By Lynn Peebles | 11/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Secure the Future -- Building Capacity from the Ground Up in Africa
By Lynn Peebles | 11/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Comunicaciones y Difusión
By A. Scott DuPree y David Winder con Cristina Parnetti, Chandni Prasad y Shari Turitz | 10/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Creating the Colombian-American Community Foundation -- Diaspora Philanthropy by Word of Mouth
By Myra Alperson | 9/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Investimento Social Privado e os Fundos Patrimonias: Um estudo de caso sobre o desenvolvimento do endowment da Fundação O Boticário de Proteção à Natureza
By GIFE | Grupo de Institutos Fundações e Empresas e O Instituto Synergos | 7/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Second Conference on Borderless Giving Examines Philanthropy for Human Development
By Myra Alperson | 7/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Video: A Call to Action at the Global Philanthropy Forum
With Peggy Dulany, Bono, and Jane Wales | 6/2003 | See Video

Q & A with Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala II
By Myra Alperson | 5/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Alfredo Achar -- Partnerships Make the Difference
By Myra Alperson | 5/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Mike Murray -- Philanthropy is a Verb
By Myra Alperson | 3/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

José Ignacio Avalos Hernández -- Full-time Philanthropist with a Businessman’s Mind-Set
By Myra Alperson | 1/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy for Refugees: A Brief Guide
By Global Philanthropy Partnership | 1/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy and Malaria: A Brief Guide
By Global Philanthropy Partnership | 1/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy for Human Rights: A Brief Guide
By Global Philanthropy Partnership | 1/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy and HIV/AIDS: A Brief Guide
By United Nations Foundation | 1/2003 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy in South Africa: Real Family Affairs
By Myra Alperson | 10/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Supporting Innovation in Afghanistan -- the Experience of the Aga Khan Development Network
By Myra Alperson | 9/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Philanthropy Across Generations -- Profile of the Flora Family Foundation
By Myra Alperson | 7/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Building Upon Community Assets: Using the Community Foundation Model
By The Synergos Institute | 6/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Bridging Differences and Building Collaboration: The Critical Role of Leadership
By Steven D. Pierce | 6/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Corporations and Community Foundations: A Natural Partnership
By Shannon St. John | 6/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Q & A with Stephan Schmidheiny
By Myra Alperson | 5/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

John Michael Forgách: Giving globalization a human face
By Myra Alperson | 3/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

American India Foundation: Long Distance Philanthropy Brings Donors Closer to Home
By Myra Alperson | 1/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Global Philanthropy Forum opens doors -- and dialogue -- on international giving
By Myra Alperson | 1/2002 | Abstract | Full Text

Status of and Trends in Private Philanthropy in the Southern Hemisphere
By Peggy Dulany and David Winder | 12/2001 | Abstract | Full Text

Visions Fulfilled -- How individual philanthropists influenced global treatment of river blindness
By Myra Alperson | 12/2001 | Abstract | Full Text

Educar -- An Entrepreneur Applies His Talents to Philanthropy
By Myra Alperson | 10/2001 | Abstract | Full Text

Glimmer of Hope Foundation How Venture Philanthropists Make a Difference in Ethiopia
By Myra Alperson | 7/2001 | Abstract | Full Text

Instituto Multiplicar, Brazil Applying Business Principles to Education
By Myra Alperson | 7/2001 | Abstract | Full Text

Enfoque Diversificado sobre Auto-Financiamiento: Un Estudio de Caso sobre Hogar de Cristo

Corporate Sector Leadership in Social Responsibility
By S. Bruce Schearer | 2/1999 | Abstract | Full Text

Social Investment as a Way of Bridging Gaps: A Special Role for People of Wealth
By Peggy Dulany | 10/1997 | Abstract | Full Text