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Jacob Beck

Opinion Jacob Beck 24 October 2017

Africa’s sleeping bear – the continental youth bulge

The continent has the world’s youngest population with over 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24. In fact, the continent’s working age population is expected to exceed 1 billion within just 17 …

Analysis Jacob Beck 17 October 2017

Alliance Breakfast Club – Philanthropy’s diversity challenge

Last week’s Alliance Breakfast Club, held at the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in London, discussed philanthropy’s diversity issues, a central focus of the September issue of Alliance magazine, guest edited by Sumitra Misha and Angela Seay. The role …

News Jacob Beck 27 September 2017

UK’s non-profit sector reports strong growth

The non-profit sector in the U.K. has been making leaps and bounds in recent years, with constant growth across the sector. The Association of Charitable Foundations’ (ACF) latest edition of the Foundation Giving Trends report …

News 1 Jacob Beck 15 September 2017

Paul G. Allen Philanthropy partners with NOAA for oceanographic climate change research

With much turmoil surrounding the topic of climate change, the world seems uncertain about the effects on the environment. With that in mind, Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, has embarked on a new philanthropic endeavour …

News Jacob Beck 14 September 2017

NCVO report reveals growth in social sector spending

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations’ (NCVO) 2017 UK Civil Society Almanac provides us with some interesting perspectives on the trends seen throughout the philanthropic community in the past several months. As we enter the final …