Global Philanthropy Issue Briefs Series

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APRIL 23, 2013 – The Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown Public Policy Institute is pleased to announce the publication of its Global Philanthropy Issue Brief Series. Commissioned in partnership with the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University, the Issue Briefs can be downloaded for free from

In follow up to our 2012 Waldemar A. Nielsen Issue Forum, “Public Problems, Private Money: Can Global Philanthropy Make the Right Kind of Difference in Today’s World,” a number of prominent scholars, philanthropists, and policy makers wrote issue briefs that explore the ways in which philanthropy has attempted to change multilateral agendas.

The Issue Briefs currently available for download include:

Conceits of the Change Agenda

By John Tirman
Executive Director and Principal Research Scientist
Center for International Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Impact Philanthropy: How Strategic Grants Can Help Change Strategic Policy

By Joseph Cirincione
Ploughshares Fund

Changing Climates: Philanthropy, Environmental Policy, and Climate Change

By Melinda Kimble
Senior Vice President
UN Foundation

These Issue Briefs highlight the challenges of addressing global problems that span national borders and require new philanthropic strategies in order to be addressed. We hope they will inform and inspire your ongoing efforts for change.