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New institutions point to upsurge in research and teaching on philanthropy

Alliance magazine 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

  The recent opening of new university centres and chairs suggest that this is a growing phenomenon and not confined to the global north. SCOTLAND In Scotland, the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & …


South Africa’s Bhekinkosi Moyo wins Olga Prize

Alliance magazine 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The winner of the Fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize is Bhekinkosi Moyo, executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa Philanthropy Network. In a continent where philanthropy has long been marginalized, …


Individual giving and philanthropy in Turkey

Alliance magazine 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

A new report suggests that traditional forms of giving still dominate in Turkey, with most people giving directly to individuals and for the relief of immediate needs. The report, Individual Giving and Philanthropy in Turkey, …

Dramatic increase in ‘million-dollar’ donations in 2015

Alliance magazine 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

2,197 gifts of $1m or more, worth a combined $56bn, were made across the UK, the US and the Middle East (GCC) in 2015, according to the findings of the latest Coutts Million Dollar Donors …

US signs up to SDG Platform

Alliance magazine 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The US has become the first high-income country to pilot the SDG Philanthropy Platform, a forum whose aim is to help coordinate the contribution philanthropy can make to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The …

Foundation Center: SDG wizard

Foundation Center 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators has developed a set of measureable indicators to help facilitate a robust follow-up, tracking and review mechanism for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As …

CIVICUS: Action for Sustainable Development – the role of civil society

CIVICUS 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The concept of inclusion is at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals: not only did the UN embark on its biggest public consultation process ever to design the SDGs (over 500,000 people participated), but …

Council on Foundations: Pathways to promote diversity

Council on Foundations 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The Council on Foundations (CoF) has relaunched its Career Pathways leadership development programme in the US. The programme works to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in philanthropy’s leadership pipeline and cultivate a …

Edge Funders: Philanthropy and the power to change a broken system

Edge Funders 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Can philanthropy recognize and address the systemic nature of the multiple crises we face today, and spur system change? Can we continue to operate in a field made possible by a concentration of wealth and …

Dasra: Toilets and beyond – solving India’s sanitation woes

Dasra 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

Since the launch of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ (Clean India Mission) in 2014, sanitation has become a key focus area for the government, local authorities, corporates and philanthropists. The end goal of this project is to …