Funding for Impact: lessons learned from overseas
In their recent publication, “Creative Philanthropy”, Helmut Anheier and Diana Leat suggested that endowed philanthropic foundations the world-over are not fulfilling their “enormous potential to add to the problem-solving capacity of modern democratic societies”.
Sylvia Geddes, the Executive Officer of The R E Ross Trust recently undertook a stimulating four-week study tour to the UK and Europe. She returned from that tour, having spoken with the inspiring CEOs of several leading philanthropic trusts and foundations, with some new perspectives on how the Ross Trust might have even greater positive impact in the future.
Sylvia shared some of the key findings from her study tour with members of Philanthropy Australia in a brief written report and in a presentation given at a Philanthropy Australia forum in Melbourne.