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Last Word: ‘Inclusivity’ includes the disabled, too 

Jo Chopra 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

Despite mandatory requirements for disability employment, employment for people with disability in India remains abysmally low according to the National Centre for the Promotion of Employment of Disabled Persons. Of those who are employed, 70 per cent are physically challenged; …

Giving with a thousand hands: the changing face of Indian philanthropy by Pushpa Sundar – reviewed by Alison Bukhari

Alison Bukhari 5 September 2017 For Subscribers

This book leaves the reader both emboldened and overwhelmed at the same time. It lays out an ambitious and visionary call to action and yet makes the reader all too aware of the fundamental systemic and cultural hurdles that stand in the way of …

Services and rights: The twain do meet

India Development Review 9 August 2017

Unlike Western philanthropy, which has a fairly long history and deep relationships with the social sector (including in India), organised Indian philanthropy is quite new—with the exception of the Tatas and Birlas. This is not …

The needle has swung the wrong way: it’s time for India’s philanthropy reckoning

Amitabh Behar 18 July 2017

Philanthropy needs and deserves more debate, critical thinking and scrutiny. The Philanthropy Thinker – a new online column launching in Alliance today –aims to offer perspectives from some of the best and brightest philanthropy practitioners …

5 insights on social investment in Asia

Amanda Kee 17 July 2017

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s (AVPN) new Social Investment Landscape Report is a resource for social investors assessing opportunities for collaborations, and maximising impact in new markets or initiatives. AVPN’s Knowledge Centre Team profiled 14 Asian social …

Size shouldn’t matter

India Development Review 10 July 2017

Scale should not be the only measure of success or impact. Nonprofits and donors must realise that scaling for the sake of scaling is pointless, especially if doing so is at odds with the organisation’s …

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 …