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Philanthropy scholarship and practice – bridging the divide

Marta Rey- Garcia 7 March 2017

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Bridgekeeper: STOP! What…is your name? Arthur: It is Arthur, King of the Britons! Bridgekeeper: What… is your quest? Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail! Bridgekeeper: What… is the …


What do we mean by philanthropy studies?

Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

What do we mean by philanthropy studies? While political studies and business studies are established fields, the conceptual space between the state and market is more ambiguous. The meanings ascribed to philanthropy vary considerably and …


Guide to philanthropy courses

1 Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

What can students who take up a course or module expect? That will partly depend on which department in the particular university or institution the course is housed. In other words, if it’s part of a …

An interactive look at the philanthropy studies field

Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Interactive map of philanthropy centres and chairs Compiled by Lauren Langdon. Notice a university with a philanthropy centre or chair missing from the map? Email alliance@alliancemagazine.org and we will update the map. Note: due to …

An academic ecosystem of philanthropy 

Alliance magazine 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Associations ARNOVA Based in US and founded in 1971, the Association for Research on Non profit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) is a forum for those interested in research on non-profit organizations, voluntary action, philanthropy …

A new pipeline of philanthropy scholars and practitioners  

Gregory Witowski 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

There is growing interest among young people to find a profession that provides meaning as well as career opportunities. Many are turning to employment in the philanthropy and non–profit sectors where they hope to improve …

Case study: Learning to be an effective altruist 

Akhil Jalan 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

In the autumn 2016 term, Effective Altruists of the University of California, Berkeley organized and taught a ‘DeCal’ course called ‘The Greater Good’. A DeCal or ‘Democratic Education at Cal’ is an independent course organized …

Case study: Professional studies

Ayse Inan 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

I am the daughter of immigrants, born and raised in Palo Alto, California, where I spent the first 30 years of my life. For many reasons, I have focused my career on being of service …

Hands-on philanthropy 

Charles Keidan 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

A remarkable experiment in philanthropy is under way in America. At universities across the country, students are being entrusted by philanthropists with thousands of dollars – real dollars – to give to charity. These courses, …

Academia has neglected philanthropy but the tide is turning

Judith Symonds 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

For a sector that has a real and verifiable impact on so many of the historical and contemporary challenges facing society, philanthropy may be one of the least researched and understood fields in contemporary life. …