Global Philanthropic announces new Chair

Global Philanthropic has announced that Martin Haigh has been elected the group’s new Chair of the Board with effect from 1st January 2024.

An early investor in Global Philanthropic, Martin’s involvement with the company began in 2000 and he has served on the Board for the last 15 years. His career as a stockbroker saw him head up trading teams dealing in the emerging equity markets of South America and Asia for some of the world’s largest institutional brokers such as HSBC, Banco Santander, Merrill Lynch and Standard Chartered. Having lived and worked in Hong Kong, more recently he has been pivotal in Asia event ticketing, working for Magnetic Asia as well as for the world’s largest promoter Live Nation as Head of Ticketmaster Asia.

A unique bequest society for a unique college

The St Beryl Society launched by Burgmann College this year takes it origins from the stuff of legend, when founding residents may or may not have “kidnapped” comedic duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore from the Canberra Airport on 13 September 1971.
While the kidnapping part is most certainly mythic, the enterprising group of ardent fans did gatecrash the press conference for the pair’s famous 'Behind The Fridge' tour, and did successfully persuade them to come to a celebratory dinner in the College Dining Hall. Read on to discover more about how we worked with the College to develop its bequest communications and provide advice for the launch of the St Beryl Society.

#Global20 – Interview with Dr Ruth A Shapiro, Co-founder and CEO of CAPS

This thought-provoking Global 20 interview with Dr Ruth A Shapiro, Co-founder and CEO of Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), provides a comprehensive overview of Asian philanthropy, its unique characteristics, challenges, and the potential it holds for shaping a sustainable future.

The conversation delves into the unique aspects of Asian philanthropy, including the strong influence of government and the significant role of family businesses. The community-centric approach of Asian philanthropists, focusing on relationships and addressing specific community needs, is discussed in fascinating detail.

Is philanthropy recession-proof?

With a potential global recession on our doorstep, what lessons can we apply to the current situation and how can we build sustainability and future-proof philanthropy?

In his blog post Lincoln Size explores what history teaches us and how the answer lies in changing our mindset to giving. The days of rattling the tin are over!

Korea Business News Interview – The Business of Philanthropy

In December 2021, Global Philanthropic Asia Pacific President and CEO Nick Jaffer discussed the business of philanthropy with Mr Bruce Han on Korea Business News (KBN)

The Future of Philanthropy

I was recently asked by a large foundation to give my view of the future of philanthropy as part of a study. This prompted me to ask my colleagues at Global Philanthropic to join in a collaborative debate on the subject. Here is our thinking.

Global Philanthropic celebrates 20 years

We are thrilled to share that 2022 marks Global Philanthropics 20th birthday and to celebrate this milestone year we will be sharing 20 interviews.

Webinar transcript – Donor Stewardship: the key to success

This webinar focused on donor stewardship, tailored from minimum best practice standard to aspirational levels, to suit every scale of operation.

Higher education – Unlocking philanthropic opportunities

There are important lessons which have come out of the pandemic for higher education organisations, lessons which are important to keep top of mind as we continue to move forward, and lessons which will continue to be as important post-pandemic as they were during.

Global Philanthropic honours three leaders in philanthropy at Talking Philanthropy 2021

Congratulations to this year's Philanthropy Award Winners, Fran Perrin, Dexter Yang, and Marcus Rashford.