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Adam Pickering

Special feature Adam Pickering 6 September 2016

Philanthropic power: the awkward consequence of pluralism

Philanthropy undoubtedly allows a small number of very wealthy individuals to exert a disproportionate amount of social, moral and political influence in society. I don’t think that anyone can make a reasonable argument which counters …

Special feature Adam Pickering 1 September 2015

New opportunities, bigger barriers: how to open space for philanthropy

It is the best and worst of times for global philanthropy. Philanthropy is spreading to new frontiers, but scores of countries are imposing regressive laws that limit the ability of foundation-funded civil society organizations (CSOs) …

Opinion Adam Pickering 19 December 2013

2013 World Giving Index shows potential of charitable giving in emerging economies

According to the 2013 World Giving Index, many developing nations are seeing huge increases in the proportion of people engaging in charitable giving. But more must be done to ensure that others don’t fail to …

Opinion Adam Pickering 19 March 2013

Future World Giving: a positive narrative on the future of global philanthropy

What do the momentous social changes around the world mean for the future of giving? We are living through a time of monumental social change: the world’s global middle classes are set to grow by 165 …