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India Philanthropy Report sees rise of individual giving

Alliance magazine 28 April 2017

The India Philanthropy Report 2017, the Individual Philanthropist’s Path to Full Potential, published by Dasra and Bain & Company, looks at the growing importance of the individual philanthropist in the overall landscape of funding for the development …


Fundraising from new age philanthropists

India Development Review 27 April 2017

A new breed of philanthropists is emerging – do you have what it takes to engage with them successfully? Here’s a four-step guide to help you fundraise effectively from these up-and-coming donors. Noun: A new …


Interview with GiveIndia founder Venkat Krishnan

Caroline Hartnell 25 April 2017 For Subscribers

Daan Utsav started in 2009 as Joy of Giving Week. Since then it has gone from strength to strength, with millions getting involved, largely in volunteering and informal giving. Could this develop into more formal, …

New Zealand giving

Olivia Lacey 7 April 2017

New Zealanders are a generous lot – recent international figures from the Charities Aid Foundation rank New Zealand fourth in the World Index of Giving. Philanthropy in Aotearoa New Zealand includes individuals, trusts, businesses and …

Philanthropy and access to justice in India

Srijoni Sen 14 March 2017

The most successful experiments in social reform in India have been driven from ‘below’. Prominent examples include the Right to Information grassroots movement that resulted in landmark legislation, and the ‘social audit’ process in MNREGA, …

China Foundation Center: New cloud platform for foundations/NPOs in China 

China Foundation Center 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

During the past 15 years, the philanthropy sector in China has developed rapidly. Today, over 5,500 foundations and over 670,000 non-profit organizations (NPOs) are registered in China. However, the efficiency and effectiveness of the sector …

Dasra: Philanthropy forum discusses India’s developmental challenges

Dasra 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Dasra has been working with philanthropists, corporates and foundations to address some of India’s critical development challenges in education, healthcare, livelihood, sanitation and women’s empowerment. To this effect Dasra held its third annual forum in …

India’s philanthropy sector is fit for study 

Ingrid Srinath and Preeti Mann 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

Long-standing traditions enjoin Indians across religion, ethnicity and class to give without consideration of return. ‘One who enjoys abundance without sharing with others is indeed a thief,’ says the Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Hindu scripture.  …

Don’t neglect empathy in the pursuit of analysis  

Sumitra Mishra 7 March 2017 For Subscribers

If philanthropy education is at an embryonic stage in Europe, the concept is not yet seeded in India. That does not imply that philanthropy is not growing. It is. It is being driven by philanthropists, …

The rise of middle-class giving in India

Caroline Hartnell 20 February 2017

This blog is the third in a series of four drawing on the initial findings of a new study of philanthropy initiated by the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace. These will …