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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 …


The ‘yes, and…’ approach to grant-making: ten years a philanthropy professional

Amy Braier 19 May 2017

A few years ago I found myself quaking with terror at the first session of an eight-week ‘improvisation for beginners’ course. I had been persuaded to do it as part of a wider programme of …


Interview: 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, …

Why Kenyans give (or don’t)

Halie Dalton 20 March 2017

In a nationwide survey, Yetu conducted quantitative research in all 47 Kenyan counties in order to gain a greater understanding of philanthropic behaviour among Kenyans. Yetu, an organisation dedicated to building a better future in …

New donation platform for more effective giving

Halie Dalton 16 March 2017

Effective altruists have created a new donation platform through which donors are able to maximise the effectiveness of their donations. This platform operates under the growing movement for effective altruism movement, a systematic approach to …

Giving in the Arab region: from ‘giving for God’ to ‘giving for good’

Caroline Hartnell 21 February 2017

This blog is the last 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 …

The rise of middle-class giving in India

3 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 …

Giving in Brazil: a philanthropy boom is not yet benefiting NGOs

Andrew Milner 19 February 2017

This blog is the second 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 …

Giving in Russia: it’s not only about the big money

Caroline Hartnell 18 February 2017

What role is philanthropy playing in society? And what role could it play in the future? These are the two questions in the spotlight for a new study of philanthropy initiated by the Working Group …

Crowdfunding: a powerful but underused tool

Michelle Wright 6 October 2016

Crowdfunding is a tool that gives fundraising power back to the people, even with seemingly niche campaigns. The most popular platforms can have a huge leverage; Kickstarter alone reportedly raises $500 million annually. But a …