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Democracy is a verb

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr. On 22 February 2017, the Washington Post added “Democracy… Read More

Perspectives to build upon from the 21st SwissFoundations Symposium

©SwissFoundations Foundations are predestined to help quickly and unbureaucratically in crises. To make this possible in the long term, the Swiss legal system would need flexibility and openness, especially today. However, the framework conditions with which foundations are currently confronted are outdated. In his keynote address, Prof. Dr. Dominique Jakob… Read More


RANGE (Rethinking Assumptions in a New Geostrategic Environment) is a crowdsourced forecasting program focused on geopolitics and the transatlantic relationship created by Bertelsmann Stiftung, in collaboration with the Bertelsmann Foundation and Cultivate Labs. The… Read More

Resilience: To be or not to be?

Resilience is the “‘buzzword’” of the moment in development, but how useful is it as a concept? PSJP’s discussions with practioners show that to be effective resilience strategies must build people’s agency and dignity, and their capacity to not just survive but to thrive in ways that they determine. Read More

Towards more engaged philanthropy infrastructure

What is on the hearts and minds of the leaders of philanthropy infrastructure organisations? In this interview, Rana Kotan, Secretary General, the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) and Delphine Moralis, CEO, Philea, discuss how philanthropy support organisations can drive ambitious philanthropic practice and build a common positive agenda. They… Read More

Afghanistan in pictures: The faces of resilience

Despite the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, hope endures through the lives and experiences of the country’s communities. Aga Khan Foundation works alongside these communities and facilitates their locally led efforts to rise up out of hardship, nurture new opportunities to thrive, and work towards a brighter future. Read More