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Maria Chertok

Analysis Maria Chertok, Caroline Hartnell, Charles Keidan, Elika Roohi and Ingrid Srinath 31 August 2021

Bending the arc of philanthropy towards justice

Philanthropy has changed a lot, but you don’t see how your own child grows Our field has undergone profound shifts in the last 25 years amounting to a quiet revolution. Put crudely, international philanthropy a …

Opinion Maria Chertok 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Homegrown philanthropy

The burgeoning of philanthropy in emerging market economies is rooted in the development of organisational infrastructure  When I joined a newly established Moscow office of the Ford Foundation in early 1996, everything was clear: there …

Book review Maria Chertok 5 March 2019

Rich Russians: From oligarchs to bourgeoisie

Reviewed by Maria Chertok, CAF Russia This unique book is the result of over a decade of research into the phenomenon of the Russian new rich, including dozens of interviews with members of what Schimpfössl …

Special feature 1 Maria Chertok 29 May 2018

Time for philanthropy infrastructure to step out of the shadows

Philanthropy is going through big changes. Its support infrastructure must assert itself now As philanthropy grows in importance and extends into new areas of the globe, it is crucial to ensure that there is an …

Analysis Maria Chertok 1 February 2018

Philanthropy in Russia: an insider’s view

We at CAF Russia are very happy to co-publish our report on philanthropy in Russia together with Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) and WINGS. We have always strongly believed in the value of benchmarking …

Conference reports Maria Chertok 13 September 2017

Great expectations

The fact that the ECFI (European Community Foundations Initiative – a project run by the Association of German Foundations) conference was the first ever European conference of community foundations was a mind blowing fact in …

Opinion Maria Chertok 11 January 2017

Did you know Russia is in the South? (The Global South, that is…)

I am so excited that finally someone nailed this Global South expression! I always do my best to avoid using it as it feels confusing to me almost on a physical level. From the context …

News Maria Chertok, Caroline Hartnell and Jenny Hodgson 15 November 2016

South Africa’s Bhekinkosi Moyo wins fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

It is with great pleasure and pride that we can now announce the winner of the fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize: Bhekinkosi Moyo, executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa …

Conference reports 1 Maria Chertok and CAF Russia 30 November 2015

Notes from Emerging Markets Philanthropy forum in Beijing

The first Emerging markets philanthropy forum took place in Russia in July 2013, hosted by the Russian Donors Forum. The second forum held in Beijing last week built on the enthusiasm and feeling of common …

Opinion Maria Chertok and CAF Russia 29 October 2014

Russian giving generous but not thought-out

Russians give more than is generally believed, according to a new report from CAF Russia called Russia Giving. The research finds that over 40 per cent of the population (33 million people) have given money …