Here is a program we are putting on entitled “Trends in U.S.-based Global Grantmaking” with Andrew Ho of the US Council on Foundations. [update below]

Trends in U.S.-based Global Grantmaking

Charitable foundations and philanthropists in the United States are increasingly looking to make a difference globally.  What are foundations doing? Who are these philanthropists? 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Join OCIC and Mark Blumberg of Blumberg Segal LLP in welcoming Andrew Ho of the U.S. Council on Foundations in a conversation about what’s going on in U.S. based global grantmaking and the growth factors driving grantmaking from U.S. around the world.  Following a brief formal presentation Andrew will answer questions and discuss issues with international philanthropy from the U.S. including diaspora philanthropy and capacity building.

Guest Speaker:

Andrew Ho is currently the Manager for Global Philanthropy at the Council on Foundations, where he is responsible for developing resources and programs for effective grantmaking globally among Council members.  He also served for two years as Member Services Manager for the Family Philanthropy Services department, where he provided resources, programs, and services to family philanthropies and next generation philanthropic leaders.  Previously Andrew was a consultant at TCC Group, where he specialized in strategic planning and capacity building for foundations and nonprofits. He has also spent time at Asian Americans / Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP), and The Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy.
Andrew is the author of several research papers on philanthropy, including “Chinese-American Diaspora Philanthropy”, which was published in the March 2011 Journal of Asian Business (Univ. of Michigan), and “Asian-American Philanthropy: Expanding Knowledge, Increasing Possibilities,” a working paper presenting findings on the motivations and attitudes of Asian-Americans towards philanthropy, which was cited in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and the Sydney Morning Herald. His research on giving circles (Asian American Giving Circles: Building Bridges Between Philanthropy and Our Communities) was published in November 2008. He has since co-founded the Cherry Blossom Giving Circle in Washington, DC, where he is a co-chair of the steering committee member of the local chapter of AAPIP. He was selected as a 2010 Independent Sector American Express NGen Fellow. Andrew holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation from The American College, and dual MBA and Masterof Public Policy degrees from Georgetown University, where he was a Waldemar A. Nielsen Philanthropy Fellow.

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Friday, November 18, 2011 from 8:30 to 10 AM

There is limited space available for this meeting.  We encourage those interested in attending to register ASAP and to notify OCIC in advanced if they register and are unable to attend.
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A light breakfast will be provided at the meeting.


Please contact Kris Orantes Migoya at / 416.972.6303

[update]  We had a great presentation by Andrew Ho- some of the issues that came up in the slides and discussion included quantitative information on US global giving, the effect of the US Patriot Act on international work, the impact of giving circles, the work of Gates and Buffet and ‘giving while living’, program related investments, opening up silos of conversations, COF affinity groups, the new repository of equivalency determinations and Principles of Accountability for International Philanthropy.