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‘Audacious humanitarians’ spearhead campaign for world’s first crowdfunded hospital

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

At the beginning of April, what’s described as the world’s first crowdfunded hospital opened in Aleppo, Syria. The opening is the culmination of a campaign, begun last year, and orchestrated by CanDo, which describes itself …


Centre for Effective Altruism launches pooled funds

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

The Centre for Effective Altruism (CEA) is trialling what it is calling Effective Altruism Funds. These are pooled funds that allow individual donors to split a donation across four funds, each supporting a different cause …


New Global Perspectives on Philanthropy and Public Good series

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

The Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good at the University of St Andrew’s in Scotland is to edit a new series of books on philanthropy under the general heading ‘Global Perspectives on …

PCP highlights state of individual giving in Pakistan

Alliance magazine 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

How much do Pakistanis give and who do they give it to? Answers are to be found in a new report entitled The State of Individual Philanthropy in Pakistan produced by the Pakistan Centre for …

Dasra Philanthropy Week sees launch of new collaborative

Dasra 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Held between 27 February – 4 March 2017, the 8th Dasra Philanthropy Week (DPW) brought together over 400 leading development practitioners, experienced philanthropists and dynamic social entrepreneurs to exchange ideas, debate issues and spark collaborations …

China Charity Law promotes greater information disclosure

China Foundation Center 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

The social impact of the philanthropy sector in China has grown considerably in the past 10 years, with the number of foundations rising to over 5,000. Today, 90 per cent of foundations publish their annual …

What is the state of civic space in your country?

CIVICUS 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

CIVICUS has developed a new tool to monitor fundamental freedoms in all UN member states. It shows some alarming trends. Across the world, fundamental civic freedoms are being undermined and abused. In Hungary, the ruling …

Attracting social investment to Central & Eastern Europe

European Venture Philanthropy Association 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

On March 27-28, 2017, in Warsaw, the Central & Eastern Europe Social Investment Taskforce held the first meeting of its Steering Group. This initiative spearheads a pioneer, collective effort to address the impediments to the …

New EFC initiative to view institutional philanthropy in 3D

European Foundation Centre 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

The EFC has launched the Institutional Philanthropy Spectrum (IPS). Its aim is to better understand and document the characteristics, practices, role and relevance of institutional philanthropy in society. The IPS serves as a framework to …

4Cs assessment framework launched

WINGS 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

Organizations serving philanthropy are often tasked with proving their worth to their board, funders, and other players in the field. Important services provided by these organizations are often immeasurable by traditional standards. How do you …