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Social investment in Asia: philanthropy’s new venture

Andrew Milner 20 June 2017

‘How many people here don’t have their smartphone within easy reach?’ asked Ong Peng Tsin, Chair of Solve Education in the opening plenary of this year’s Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN) conference in Bangkok, 7-9 …


Takeaways from Danny Sriskandarajah: Dreaming big and funding social movements

Andre Chumko 13 June 2017

Secretary General of CIVICUS Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah gave a keynote address about brave philanthropy and its role in shaping civil society at Philanthropy New Zealand’s annual Summit on 12 May in Wellington, New Zealand. In …


If philanthropy was as innovative and impactful as possible, what might our world look like?

Kate Frykberg 12 June 2017

If philanthropy was as innovative and impactful as possible, what might our world look like?  Three inspiring speakers at the Philanthropy New Zealand biennial conference (Philanthropy Summit 2017: Innovate for Impact). Judge Andrew Becroft, Judge …

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 …

Strategy for breakfast?

Rana Kotan 30 May 2017 For Subscribers

‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast.’ This remark by Peter Drucker is quoted by people who see culture at the heart of all successful institutions. The values of the organization and the way employees collaborate and …

Chinese NGOs need to play a greater role in global governance: a Q&A with Wang Xingzui

China Development Brief 18 May 2017

In the context of growing calls for the charity sector to move in step with the One Belt, One Road initiative, China Development Brief (CDB) recently spoke with Mr.Wang Xingzui (WXU), the Executive Vice President of …

Interview: Ananthapadmanabhan Guruswamy, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative

1 Alliance magazine 16 May 2017 For Subscribers

Reform or change? Is philanthropy about changing the social and economic system or trying to reconcile people to it through palliative measures? Ananthapadmanabhan Guruswamy is the Chief Executive Officer of Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI) …

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 …