The ESSEC chair in Philanthropy
is delighted to invite you to the 3rd edition of its "Lunch & Learn" seminars
which will be held on:
Thursday, November 10th 2011
12:15 - 2 p.m.
at the ESSEC CNIT Campus, Paris-La Défense,
access 2, room 103
(Metro stop: La Défense - Grande Arche)
What does it mean to say that philanthropy is ‘strategic’?
Perspectives from the Netherlands
For a long time, philanthropy was the sole expression of its donors’ values and charitable intents. Philanthropy was considered valuable insofar it helped to fund important social needs through generous private donations. However, with the growth and modernization of the philanthropic sector, many problems have surfaced with this ‘traditional’ approach in terms of effectiveness, accountability, and legitimacy. Today, a growing number of experts and managers call for a “strategic” philanthropy. What do they mean by that? How can donors and philanthropic advisers craft an effective strategy to channel their funds? How should fundraisers and beneficiaries deal with these new practices?
Our guest speakers will be:
Lucas Meijs, Ph.D., Professor at the Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (ECSP),
Erasmus University at Rotterdam
Boudewijn de Blij, Executive Director, Fonds 1818, The Hague
The debate will be moderated by Anne-Claire Pache et Arthur Gautier,
ESSEC chair in Philanthropy.
The seminar will be held in English
The seminar fee is 10 EUR (including lunchbag) per person.
Payment in cash or check on-site
Seats are limited, please register now by sending an e-mail to Claire Morkel: