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SDG Philanthropy Platform launches in India

Alliance magazine 25 January 2017

The SDG Philanthropy Platform has launched in India, at a meeting of key supporters within Indian philanthropy.   The SDG Philanthropy Platform allows and encourages communication, working partnerships, and the sharing of resources  between philanthropic …


Charitable giving in China in a new legislative environment

Karla Simon and Holly Snape 24 January 2017

China has been faulted for having an extremely low rate of charitable giving. In the Charities Aid Foundation’s 2015 “World Giving Index” China ranked 144th out of 145 – spared a last place finish only …


Case study – Philanthropy in disaster: work ‘twice blest’

Rita Thapa 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

The disaster relief work we have done following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal has convinced Tewa and its sister organization Nagarik Aawaz (NA) of the value of altruism in philanthropy. When all is lost, …

Case study: Developing community philanthropy in Vietnam – part-way there

Dana Doan 29 November 2016 For Subscribers

LIN Center for Community Development (LIN) was set up in Ho Chi Minh City in 2009 to ensure that local people were actively involved in addressing local problems. As such, one of its objectives was …

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 …

Sustainable access to energy: meet Clean Power Indonesia

Sankalp Forum 13 October 2016

This article originally appeared on the Sankalp Forum website, on the 12th July 2016. The original article can be found here. In recent years, there have been increased efforts from world leaders to tackle the major …

Impacting investing: the future of philanthropy?

Amanda Miller 4 October 2016

The theme of the recent Philanthropy Australia conference was ‘Evolution or Revolution – Is Philanthropy Future Ready?’ Although the overall conclusion seemed to be that it is not yet future ready, it was apparent from …

The millennials who don’t want to call themselves philanthropists

Marisa Mandile 3 October 2016

The term philanthropist, it seems, is getting a bad rep. The next generation of philanthropists at this year’s Philanthropy Australia conference made it perfectly clear that they would prefer to be known as ‘change-makers’ or …

Why communities must drive social change

3 Ferdi Hepworth 29 September 2016

As I sat at the Philanthropy Australia conference last week, soaking up the inspiration, a memory kept popping into my head. I was introduced to the concept of social enterprise in 1993, care of my …

Collaboration – one of the fastest moving trends in philanthropy

Sandra Jacobs 27 September 2016

Last week I attended the 2016 Philanthropy Australia conference in Sydney, alongside over 600 Australian and international philanthropists and leaders in the not-for-profit sector. As a relative newcomer to philanthropy, the conference was a veritable …