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New WINGS report discusses trends and diversity of global philanthropy

19 February 2018
Emily Hurley

Philanthropy development and infrastructure body, The Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS) has published a landmark report – The Global Landscape of Philanthropy – assessing trends and challenges within global philanthropy, and highlighting the full diversity of philanthropy. Written by Alliance associate editor, Andrew Milner, the report analyses the unique approaches to philanthropic giving, features segments on individual giving and offers comparisons with the giving of institutional foundations. The research for the report is based …


Philanthropy in Russia: an insider’s view

1 February 2018
Maria Chertok

We at CAF Russia are very happy to co-publish our report on philanthropy in Russia together with Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) and WINGS. We have always strongly believed in the value of benchmarking our work in Russia against the global context. This report, written by Caroline Hartnell, gives us this rare opportunity. Given the growing isolation of Russia in general and the philanthropic sector in particular, it is important to use every chance …


Stars: different alignment, same general constellation

22 January 2018
Andrew Milner

Changes of staff and emphases are underway at the London-based Saudi philanthropy, the Stars Foundation. Following a decade of its …


Crowdfunding: What can philanthropists do to support it?

12 January 2018
India Development Review

Philanthropists and funding organisations grapple with various kinds of risks when considering grant making opportunities. Some are failure risks of theories …


An odd couple on an unlikely rescue mission

11 January 2018
Carsten Terp Beck-Nilsson

Three years ago, two Danes hatched an ambitious plan to make the world a better place. The world’s largest investors …


European philanthropy gets political but will it last?

6 June 2017
Charles Keidan

European philanthropy has taken a decidedly political turn. Last month over 60 members of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) signed …


New initiatives promote knowledge of African philanthropy

25 May 2017
Amanda Aguilar

While philanthropy is an integral aspect of African society, the study and promotion of African philanthropy is still developing. However, …


Why philanthropy must do more on climate change

11 April 2017
Larry Kramer

This article was originally posted by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, on 14 March 2017. The original article can be found …


Participatory philanthropy – what are we waiting for?

3 April 2017
Halie Dalton

In a 2015 report, Philanthropy New Zealand board member Lani Evans provides an overview of participatory philanthropy. In addition to …


How crowd philanthropy helps defy Trump’s travel ban

9 March 2017
Halie Dalton

A recent article published by The New York Times provides a look into Trump’s travel ban and how crowd funding …