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Recent practitioner views on philanthropy research, data and conferences

Sep 3, 2012 | Category: CGAP News

Charles Keidan, Director of the Pears Foundation, a CGAP partner and funder, attended the 12th International Third Sector Research Conference in Siena and gives his perspectives on the event as a practitioner.

The bi-annual ISTR conference is a major event on the academic calendar of sector researchers, and this year included for the first time a panel session on the links between academic and practitioner research activities. The session was chaired by Cathy Pharoah, and Charles Keidan was a panellist along with David Schwartz of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), and Bhekinkosi Moyo of Trust Africa. Mutual practitioner -academic frustrations were raised as well as ways forward, and a link to a report on the discussion will be available in CGAP's next newsletter.

Charles and Cathy have also written a joint article for Alliance magazine on why it is important to have data on trends and patterns in philanthropic giving. Courtesy of Alliance (www.alliancemagazine.org).

Read 'Putting family foundations on the map' (pdf)


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