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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 …

UK crowdfunding site provides new twist on philanthropy for social change

1 Alliance magazine 7 June 2016

An online platform in the UK is using mass ‘democratic’ philanthropy to provide access to justice and offering the possibility of effecting social change through the courts. Started in 2015 by lawyer Julia Salasky, CrowdJustice …

The grateful patient as philanthropist

Steven Rum and Jane Wheeler 7 June 2016

Healthcare benefits hugely from philanthropic gifts, and grateful patients seem like a good source of funds. But is it okay for doctors to be involved in fundraising? This dilemma is raised by the new and …

Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support

Foundation Center 17 February 2016

Funding Indigenous Peoples: Strategies for Support, looks at how funders collaborate with and bring support to indigenous communities around the world. Through examples from a diverse range of foundations, this guide explores how grantmakers work with indigenous …

Why the sector needs more unrestricted funding

Angela Kail and NPC 16 February 2016

It is a core NPC belief that unrestricted funding is incredibly valuable to charities: it allows them to be more responsive, more agile, more independent, and more forward-thinking. NPC itself relies on unrestricted funding from …

Debunking the 15% Overhead for Good

Guidestar 2 February 2016

Can we please stop the management consultants and charity evaluators of the world from poisoning the water with their mantra of 15% overhead? I know they mean well, but constantly harping on this 15% ideal …

5 Reasons the Public Is Losing Interest in Your Cause

Foundation Center and Derrick Feldmann 29 January 2016

What can you do when interest in your cause begins to wane? It’s a scary question, and one that many fundraisers and nonprofit marketers will face at some point. Perhaps you’re already familiar with this …