Factary profiles UK venture philanthropy sector

first_img Howard Lake | 10 February 2011 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Strategic philanthropy research and fundraising consultancy Factary have published a review of the venture philanthropy sector in the UK and the people behind them.Factary’s team has identified and analysed the 11 key funds, reviewing their areas of interest, their finances and the people involved. Now nine years old, the UK’s venture philanthropy industry is worth more than £1.5 billion and provides more than £51.8 million in grant, loan and investment support for nonprofits.In ‘The Venture Philanthropists – A Review of Venture Philanthropy funds in the UK and the people behind them’, Factary focuses on the 135 trustees, donors, patrons and board members in the sector, including brief biographies on each. Over half of the trustees come from the financial sector, with 29% coming from the private equity industry. Many of these individuals are wealthy, with the group having personal wealth of at least £5.2 billion.The 70-page report also includes a detailed index of corporate and trust connections. It is published a special supplement to New Trust Update, Factary’s monthly report on newly-registered grant-making trusts. Many of the funds featured in the report were first identified by Factary and reported in New Trusts Update.‘The Venture Philanthropists – A Review of Venture Philanthropy funds in the UK and the people behind them’ is also available to buy at £125 from Factary.www.factary.com Tagged with: Factary Funding Prospect research Recruitment / people Research / statistics Factary profiles UK venture philanthropy sector  44 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Harvard women, front and center

first_imgWomen have come a long way at Harvard and in society since a University president questioned whether they had the “originality and pioneering spirit” needed to be leaders.Speaking Friday at the formal kickoff of the inaugural Harvard Women’s Weekend, Harvard President Drew Faust cited the succession of milestones that have marked the growth of opportunities for women at Harvard — down to the right to sit at a table at the Widener Library — and the trailblazing students and faculty who helped achieve them.“Here you are, and here I am, because of the women and men who stood up for a woman’s right to sit down — people who made themselves into an answer, no matter who questioned a woman’s brainpower, or doubted a woman’s stamina, or denied a woman’s capacity to lead,” Faust told the mostly female audience at Harvard Business School.Yet Faust cautioned that the advancement of women remains unfinished, citing the continued struggle for “equal work for equal pay, an end to sexual violence, and education for girls and women around the globe.”“We keep reimagining the promise that those once excluded by an accident of birth will be able to claim their rightful place, to emerge from a room of their own into a boardroom, or a family room, or a situation room — to be a part, in the words of the Broadway musical ‘Hamilton,’ of ‘the room where it happens,’ wherever that may be,” Faust said.Acey Welch, Radcliffe ’53, greets President Drew Faust after introducing her to the gathering. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerAbout 500 alumnae and students took part in three days of talks and discussions on topics ranging from balancing work and family to expanding global education of girls, women’s health and entrepreneurship, and challenges facing women of color.The aim of the weekend, which also included such varied activities as a wine tasting and a Global Women’s Empowerment Expo, was to energize the alumnae community and broaden discussion at Harvard and beyond of issues important to women.“We want to keep the dynamics that were initiated this weekend ongoing, including potentially through similar weekends,” said advisory board member Acey Welch ’53. In 2013, Welch co-founded the Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women as a shared interest group. The idea for the weekend grew out of discussions she had then with Philip W. Lovejoy, executive director of the Alumni Association.“We felt it would benefit Harvard to have its alumnae feel more connected to the University and with one another, and that having a Harvard Women’s Weekend would help achieve this,” she said.The Radcliffe Pitches serenade the inaugural Women’s Weekend attendees. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerFaust recalled that more than a century ago, Harvard’s leaders considered women’s education, “as the University treasurer put it, a ‘risky experiment,’ because in the words of my predecessor, President Charles William Eliot … ‘We know nothing of the mental capacities of the female sex.’” Eliot was Harvard’s president from 1869 to 1909.“At a Radcliffe Commencement, President Eliot questioned whether, as he put it, ‘women have the originality and pioneering spirit which will fit them to be leaders,’” Faust said. At a later inauguration of a Wellesley College president, “He chose to wonder aloud about whether the higher education of women … was as profitable to society as the higher education of men. …“Your presence here tonight — this uplifting force of nearly 150,000 Harvard and Radcliffe alumnae across the globe — was once just unimaginable,” Faust told the participants.She said it is hard for today’s students to believe that when she was in college, “I was not allowed to wear pants to class. I would not have been able to apply to Princeton or Yale, or get a credit card without a male co-signer … It was a world where no one here would have been allowed into Lamont Library, an all-male space until 1967.”President Drew Faust speaks with Rebecca Woo ’89 (center) and Theresa Loong ’94 before making welcoming remarks at the inaugural Harvard Women’s Weekend. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff PhotographerFaust said pioneers who helped pave the way for women to become full participants on campus and in society included Radcliffe graduates Helen Keller and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman, as well as Helen Maud Cam, who became Harvard’s first female full professor.She also recalled the “three women fresh from the business certificate program in the Radcliffe basement, who crossed the bridge in 1959 to become the first female students here at Harvard Business School.”“Looking out through this room tonight, I see a lot to tell President Eliot. Even he admitted, after nearly 40 years as president, that his fears about educating women had been without merit. Women today, across all racial groups, receive a higher percentage of bachelor’s degrees than men in the United States,” Faust said.Faust noted that across the University, Harvard’s percentage of female faculty is at an all-time high.“But we have a distance to go,” she said. “And as I look at this room tonight, I know that your time here together will be an energizing force for the University as we take on the future and take on the work that still remains.”Harvard’s inaugural Women’s Weekend was developed in close partnership with HAA Shared Interest Groups (SIGs). SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSavelast_img read more

Dutch pensions regulator to host IAIS annual conference in Amsterdam

first_imgThe IAIS, the global association of insurance supervisors, is to hold its annual conference in Amsterdam this October with the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) as host.Noëlle Honings, policy adviser for insurance at the DNB, said: “This is the first time in the 20 years of the IAIS that the annual conference of this global supervisory umbrella will be held in this country.“This is an extra special occasion for us due to the fact the DNB is also celebrating its 200th anniversary this year.”The event takes place on 23-24 October with around 500 delegates expected to attend – including supervisors, insurance companies, consultants and government representatives. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister, is a keynote speaker.The IAIA was established in 1994 and represents insurance supervisors in more than 200 jurisdictions and 140 different countries, representing some 97% of worldwide insurance premiums.Around 130 observer members represent international organisations, insurance associations and (re)insurers.Honings said the recognition of the IAIS had increased strongly over the past year.“In autumn 2013, the IAIS took on the task of developing and rolling out a global capital standard for systemically relevant insurers,” he said.“This straightaway put the organisation high on people’s agendas.”The October event runs from 20 to 25 October, with two additional conference days for insurance and other related areas, such as pensions.Joanne Kellermann, DNB director, will speak on governance and risk culture in insurance companies, while Michael McRaith, director of the US Federal Insurance Office, will speak on the global capital requirements for insurance.EIOPA’s Gabriel Bernardino will discuss co-operation between supervisory authorities.For more information and registration, visit http://www.iais2014.org/.last_img read more

Cricket News Sourav Ganguly Thanks BCB, Virat Kohli For Assenting To Play Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens

first_imgNew DelhiSourav Ganguly Thanks BCB, Virat Kohli Fo: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, whose efforts for pink ball Test in India yielded results on Tuesday after Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) agreed to play Day-Night Test against India during their upcoming tour next month, said that he was “extremely honoured” that Eden Gardens will host the inaugural Day-Night Test match. The BCCI chief also thanked Indian skipper Virat Kohli for his “co-operation”.“I’m extremely honoured that Eden Gardens will host the inaugural Day-Night Test match. I thank Bangladesh Cricket Board President & his team for accepting our request on such short notice. I also thank India Captain Virat Kohli for his co-operation,” Ganguly said.India is set to play its first-ever Day-Night Test match at Eden Gardens against Bangladesh from November 22. This will be the second game of the two-match Test series between the neighbouring countries.Also Read | Shakib Al Hasan Banned For Two Years For Not Reporting Bookie Approach: ICCThe Day-Night Test, played with a Pink Ball, came into realisation during the 2015 Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide. The success of the Test, with regards to attendances at the stadium and the television ratings, charted a new course for Test matches.Soon after taking over as the BCCI chief, Ganguly had proposed the idea to the Bangladesh Cricket Board. On Ganguly’s request, the BCB convinced its players despite their initial resentment. “It’s a good development. Test cricket needs this push. Me and my team were bent on it and thanks to Virat (Kohli) also, he agreed,” Ganguly said.Bangladeshi team is scheduled to tour India for three T20 Internationals and two Tests, starting November 3. While the first Test will be played in Indore, Kolkata’s Eden Gardens will host the second match that will be team India’s first-ever Day-Night Test. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more