THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS

TOP RESEARCH Defining philanthropy in France: how has its meaning evolved over time?
Leadership

Defining philanthropy in France: how has its meaning evolved over time?

by Arthur Gautier

The meaning of philanthropy has evolved over the centuries. In what sense is it still a contested concept?

Strategic giving: From “doing good” to “doing it well”
VIDEO

Strategic giving: From “doing good” to “doing it well”

by Anne-Claire Pache

Anne-Claire Pache explains how to consider the five pillars of strategic giving when building a philanthropic strategy.

Building a philanthropic strategy
Society

Building a philanthropic strategy

by Arthur Gautier

Anne-Claire Pache and Arthur Gautier adapt the philanthropic model developed by Peter Frumkin (University of Pennsylvania) to a French context and explain how to develop a philanthropic strategy that can optimise one’s positive impact on society. In this interview, they share key insights from the book and discuss how philanthropists, be they beginners or experts, can make use of these takeaways.

SUSTAINING CORPORATE VOLUNTEERS ENGAGEMENT: A NEW COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH
Strategy

SUSTAINING CORPORATE VOLUNTEERS ENGAGEMENT: A NEW COUNTERINTUITIVE APPROACH

by Arthur Gautier

What are the factors explaining that some employees sustain their volunteering commitment over time?

TOP RESEARCH Crowdfunding as reciprocal giving
Sustainability

Crowdfunding as reciprocal giving

by Arthur Gautier

New research by ESSEC Business School’s Kevin André and Arthur Gautier looks at how reward-based crowdfunding platforms are shaking-up the self-Interest vs. altruism dichotomy.

Philanthropists, think about the impact of your donations
Sustainability

Philanthropists, think about the impact of your donations

by Arthur Gautier

Arthur Gautier, Executive Director of the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair, explains how donors can take into account and improve the impact of their donations as he prepares to launch the MOOC La Philanthropie: Comprendre et Agir (in French).

France: Philanthropy seen by the decision-makers
Sustainability

France: Philanthropy seen by the decision-makers

by Arthur Gautier

Philanthropy is gaining in influence. Arthur Gautier, Senior Research Fellow at ESSEC Business School, Executive Director of the ESSEC Philanthropy Chair, poses the question whether is it understood by those who hold the power in France.

A “backstage” peek at how one music festival gets organized and financed
Sustainability

A “backstage” peek at how one music festival gets organized and financed

by Arthur Gautier

A new case method unveils the strategy, tangible operations and business models of one of Europe’s biggest rock music festivals

Corporate Philanthropy: don't ask "why", ask "to what end"
Sustainability

Corporate Philanthropy: don't ask "why", ask "to what end"

by Arthur Gautier

Three misconceptions still hindering our understanding of corporate giving

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: slacktivism or innovative philanthropy?
Sustainability

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: slacktivism or innovative philanthropy?

by Arthur Gautier

Catchy campaign draws legitimate criticism, but holds promises for the future of giving

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