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The Non-Executive Summary

A selection of recommended readings from Pears Foundation’s Partners to mark Trustees’ Week 2018.

Pears Foundation
12.11.18
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The view from the balcony

How we use our away day to embed a culture of learning in the Foundation

Amy Braier
24.08.18
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The Dynamic Duo

A summary of our Dynamic Duo workshop: balancing the relationship between an organisation’s Chair and CEO.

Pears Foundation
08.07.18
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Share Your #iwill Pledge Day 2018

We’re sharing our #iwillPledge today to mark our commitment to youth #socialaction for ALL young people.

Bridget McGing
05.06.18
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Renewing a Long-Standing Relationship: Impact for Good Conference in Ethiopia

This month Shoshana reflects on attending the Impact for Good Conference with Sir Trevor Pears and President Rivlin.

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
28.05.18
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A whole school approach to mental health

This Mental Health Awareness week we welcome Alison Critchley, Chief Executive, RSA Academies to explain their approach.

Pears Foundation
14.05.18
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Meet the team: Spotlight on Israel

An interview with Dina Gidron, Pears Foundation representative in Israel.

Pears Foundation
10.04.18
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A Pears Partner Perspective: Professional development at JHub

Francis Wight, Student Hubs CEO writes about professional development opportunities.

Pears Foundation
26.03.18
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We need to talk about dying: why stories from the end of life matter

Our guest blogger Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive of Marie Curie writes for The Great Daffodil Appeal.

Pears Foundation
05.03.18
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Supporting micro-philanthropy with Pennies Foundation

A guest blog by Alison Hutchinson CBE, CEO of Pennies, the digital charity box.

Pears Foundation
27.02.18
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Pears Scholars in the press

This blog features an article written by Susan Goodman for the Jerusalem Report, January 2018

Amy Braier
23.01.18
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Christmas Gifts 2017

A seasonal boost for young carers

Pears Foundation
01.12.17
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Educate, engage, empower: Winding down the UK Task Force

This blog is co-authored by the Task Force Co-Chairs Sir Trevor Pears and Michael Wegier.

Trevor Pears
19.10.17
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Making progress towards eliminating blinding trachoma: a report on World Sight Day

To mark World Sight Day 2017 we welcome Dr Astrid Bonfield CBE as our guest blogger.

Pears Foundation
12.10.17
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NFYFC Week 2017: Countryside Challenge

This month we welcome out guest blogger Katie Sanderson from Elwick and District Young Farmers Club.

Pears Foundation
22.09.17
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Fit for the future? The challenges facing Holocaust museums

This month we welcome our guest blogger Deputy CEO Sarah Coward from The National Holocaust Centre and Museum.

Pears Foundation
31.08.17
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Improving Access to Guiding Latest Developments

This month we welcome Sarah from the IA2G at Girlguiding to share the latest updates on their new four resources.

Pears Foundation
17.08.17
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Evaluation design – using action research principles to tailor evaluation to what practitioners want

We are pleased to welcome our guest blogger Eliza Buckley from IVAR, who is leading the NYSAF evaluation process.

Pears Foundation
25.07.17
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New Beginnings for new arrivals

To mark Refugee Week 2017, Kari has written a blog about our work with the New Beginnings Fund.

Kari Holtung
19.06.17
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Ten Years on with The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network

We are pleased to welcome our guest blogger Chris Mould, who led the Trussell Trust for ten years as Chairman.

Pears Foundation
15.06.17
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Pears Foundation become Dementia Friends

We are pleased to welcome our guest blogger Melina Pelling, a young volunteer and Dementia Friends trainer.

Pears Foundation
19.05.17
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“A Jew and a Muslim walk into a Hub in West Hampstead . . .”

This month marked a special occasion in which we welcomed the Aziz Foundation to JHub.

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
27.04.17
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Pears #iwill Fund: Increasing opportunities for young volunteers in NHS Trusts

We are excited to announce that we are now inviting targeted expressions of interest for funding.

Pears Foundation
20.03.17
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Loving the Stranger: 5 Lessons We’ve Learned

A series of principles that shape the way we engage with our work in the developing world.

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
17.03.17
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The ‘Yes, and…’ approach to grant-making

Reflecting on ten years at Pears Foundation.

Amy Braier
08.03.17
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International Women’s Day 2017: Women and Girls on the Autistic spectrum

On International Women’s Day 2017 we are highlighting the efforts addressing the gender imbalances in autism.

Kari Holtung
08.03.17
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Challenges and opportunities: Israel’s Bedouin citizens

We are pleased to welcome our guest blogger Michael Wegier, telling us about his recent study trip to the Negev region.

Pears Foundation
22.02.17
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Supporting and Celebrating Student Social Action

To celebrate Student Volunteering Week we welcome our guest blogger Sara Fernandez from Student Hubs.

Pears Foundation
20.02.17
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2016: Review of the Year

And what a busy year it has been!

Amy Braier
16.12.16
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Christmas Gifts 2016

There is no better time to celebrate the act of giving than during the festive period.

Hannah Sampson
13.12.16
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Helping those in dire need in the developing world is a Jewish cause

Reflections from Trevor Pears on helping those in the developing world.

Trevor Pears
05.12.16
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The Interfaith Summit

We are very pleased to welcome two members of 3FF’s Parliamentors Alumni Committee, Hashim Bhatti and Keerti Rajagopalan

Pears Foundation
01.12.16
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The UK’s first MA in Philanthropic Studies

We are pleased to welcome Dr Triona Fitton, the Pears Philanthropy Fellow, to share her thoughts on the new course.

Pears Foundation
25.11.16
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Youth Social Action: A Hospital’s perspective

We are pleased to welcome Chris Burghes, CEO of the Royal Free Charity, as our guest blogger.

Pears Foundation
17.10.16
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Being mortal

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day Saturday 8 October and UK Hospice Care Week 3 – 9 Oct 2016

Kari Holtung
07.10.16
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Have you ever washed a rental car?

Reflections from a visit to explore youth social action in the US

Bridget McGing
16.09.16
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A day in the life of a teacher

This month we are welcoming Ben Fuller who is part of the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education’s Beacon Schools programme.

Pears Foundation
02.09.16
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The Pears Project – The Scout Association’s National Growth Pilot

As the Pears Project enters its third year we welcome Ben Powlesland from The Scout Association as our guest blogger.

Pears Foundation
29.07.16
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BeyondMe – Make a wish. Have a mission.

To celebrate BeyondMe’s fifth birthday we welcome Kawika Solidum from BeyondMe as our guest blogger.

Pears Foundation
21.07.16
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Small Charity Week 2016: The ‘new’ normal

Small Charity Week is about celebrating small charities and the vital work that they do for their local communities.

Hannah Sampson
05.06.16
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The Family School: a new approach in children’s mental health

Pears are proud to announce a donation of £2.5m to the Anna Freud Centre’s new centre of excellence.

Kari Holtung
27.04.16
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International Development in Primary Schools

“Don’t know much about history, Don’t know much geography”

Shoshana Boyd Gelfand
26.04.16
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Israel though the lens

Dave Brown from creative agency APE on his first trip to Israel to photograph some of our Israeli partners.

Pears Foundation
19.04.16
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Awareness and the ‘autism’ label

World Autism Awareness Day

Kari Holtung
02.04.16
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Remembering Srebrenica

Can we learn from the past?

Amy Braier
01.04.16
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Celebrating St David’s Day with the Community Foundation in Wales

In celebration of St David’s Day, we welcome Liza Kellett from the Community Foundation in Wales as our guest blogger.

Pears Foundation
01.03.16
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Welcome to our new website

Welcome to our new website!

Pears Foundation
03.02.16
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Passion, professionalism and integrity

Unpacking our values

Amy Braier
18.01.16
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Thoughtful philanthropy: The Coutts Million Pound Donor Report

Interview with Trevor Pears

Bridget McGing
04.01.16