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Localempowermentthroughphilanthropy– isthe CommunityFoundationthe rightmodel?EleanorShawCharlesHarveyMairiMaclean
Yes……
PhilanthropistsCommunitiesIndividualsLocalCharitiesWealth advisers(private banks,accountants,financial advisers)CommunityF...
PhilanthropistsCommunityFoundations(Vital Signs) CFs have a strong history ofsupporting local & regionalphilanthropy.Scope...
ResearchApproachTypeofdonors:individuals&familieswhosewealthwasaconsequenceoftheirbusinessownership.Implications:enterpris...
DonorPerspectives• Advice:expert,trusted,neutral• Accesstoresearch• Informeddecisions• Anonymityifwanted• Systematic&manag...
Localembeddedness• socialcapital• knowledge• reputationLocal empowerment• employment & jobs• access to markets• enterprisi...
Philanthropy can supportlocal empowerment.Community Foundations cansupport individualengagement in philanthropywhich often...
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Local empowerment through philanthropy – is the Community Foundation the right model?

  1. 1. Localempowermentthroughphilanthropy– isthe CommunityFoundationthe rightmodel?EleanorShawCharlesHarveyMairiMaclean
  2. 2. Yes……
  3. 3. PhilanthropistsCommunitiesIndividualsLocalCharitiesWealth advisers(private banks,accountants,financial advisers)CommunityFoundations(Vital Signs)InspiringScotlandOxfam(HumanKindIndex)NewPhilanthropyCapitalThe PhilanthropyEcosystemResearchersCorporateFoundationsMajorCharitiesPersonal &FamilyFoundationsSocialenterprisesSocialentrepreneurs
  4. 4. PhilanthropistsCommunityFoundations(Vital Signs) CFs have a strong history ofsupporting local & regionalphilanthropy.Scope in the UK to increase giving& philanthropy through CFs.Philanthropy Fellowships.
  5. 5. ResearchApproachTypeofdonors:individuals&familieswhosewealthwasaconsequenceoftheirbusinessownership.Implications:enterprising,entrepreneurial,creative,innovative,particularattitudestowardswealth&wealthredistribution.
  6. 6. DonorPerspectives• Advice:expert,trusted,neutral• Accesstoresearch• Informeddecisions• Anonymityifwanted• Systematic&managedapproach• Identifiableprocessforengagementinphilanthropy• Brokering&Connecting• Valueadded:philanthropicpeers;networking;evaluation&reviewimpactofphilanthropy.“Noteverything thatcounts can be counted ...”WilliamBruceCameron(1963)
  7. 7. Localembeddedness• socialcapital• knowledge• reputationLocal empowerment• employment & jobs• access to markets• enterprisingcommunitiesStrengthsof CF-PhilanthropistPartnershipsInformedPhilanthropy(advice, research,information, Vital Signs).
  8. 8. Philanthropy can supportlocal empowerment.Community Foundations cansupport individualengagement in philanthropywhich often starts at a locallevel.Example:Moidart Trust &the Isle of Skye BakingCompany

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