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Private Grantmakers Discuss Transparency at their Annual Meeting

Private Grantmakers Discuss Transparency at their Annual Meeting

The overarching theme of this year’s gathering was transparency which was discussed in a variety of contexts. These included the operation of grantmakers, decision-making over grants and grantees, the effect of the IT and access to information, and how transparency transcends and effect the work of private grantmakers both globally and within GEF regions.

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Highlights of Corporate Philanthropy in June

Highlights of Corporate Philanthropy in June

This week, we wanted to dig a bit deeper and provide some examples of the forms of philanthropy that the private sector engaged in during June. Lacking a better format for presentation, bear with us as we walk you through country by country:

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Corporate Philanthropy in The Balkans Tops 500,000 EUR in June!

Corporate Philanthropy in The Balkans Tops 500,000 EUR in June!

Recognizing the limits of our current data collection, which is so far focused solely on what has been publicly reported in the media throughout seven countries, I was still pleasantly surprised to find that cash donations from the business sector totaled more than 500,000 EUR during the month of June. It is important to note that this number does not reflect the significant amount of in-kind goods or services that were provided by companies, but for which a monetary value was not mentioned in media reports.

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Popular philanthropy: What Were the Most Reported on Philanthropic Actions in the Region in the Past Two Months?

Popular philanthropy: What Were the Most Reported on Philanthropic Actions in the Region in the Past Two Months?

As we wrote before, Philanthropy Posts’ new effort, the Catalyst initiative is following media in 7 countries in the region trying to work out ways to measure philanthropy. As we were looking into the data, we were interested to see what actions got the most media attention in each of the countries. This is an opportunity for you to see how media in your country view what is interesting for their audience:

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Portrait of a donor: Nikola Koprivica or The one who gives should be thankful!

Portrait of a donor: Nikola Koprivica or The one who gives should be thankful!

Last year, PP brought you portraits of two major individual donors, both from out of our region. We thought it might be time to show that there are such donors in Western Balkans too! This post is about Nikola Koprivica, businessman and philanthropist from Montenegro, who, in memory of his father, established Foundation “Ćano Koprivica” in Niksic in Montenegro.

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