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Map 13: A guide to chart the future course of philanthropy

5 August 2019
Pedro Portela

In his 2012 book, ‘A History of the World in Twelve Maps’, Jerry Brotton takes the reader through a tour of twelve maps that were created in twelve distinct moments of human history. The last of these maps, is Google Earth. Throughout the book, the author makes the case that map making isn’t a passive exercise of observation, geometric abstraction and skillful craftsmanship. Map making has been a part of human cultural, artistic and economic …

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The UK’s super rich are shunning philanthropy

30 July 2019
Luke Michael

Just one in 10 of the UK’s wealthiest people are regularly giving to charity, according to new research. A report from the Beacon Collaborative estimates that of the 18,000 ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) people in the UK – those worth more than £10 million (A$18 million) – only 10 to 12 per cent were actively engaged in philanthropy. This research coincides with the launch of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) that aims to grow giving by connecting politicians …

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Diversity in foundations: experiences from both sides of the 2027 programme

20 July 2019
Katie Boswell and Fatima Asif

Katie Boswell, NPC’s Deputy Head of Funders When I first heard about the 2027 programme, it sounded truly exciting (if …

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Shifting the power: when it comes to women’s rights it’s not (just) what you fund, it’s how and who you fund

12 June 2019
Rebecca Hanshaw and Claire Hickson

Against a backdrop of growing global threats to women’s rights, we are also witnessing a profound moment for progress. Women …

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Socrates’ recipe for systems change: know thyself

15 April 2019
Priscilla Boiardi and Alessia Gianoncelli

Systems change calls for more collaboration among public, private and civil society actors. But how can you collaborate if you’re …

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Incentivising truth and democracy: UK and Canadian developments in public interest journalism

4 April 2019
Alana Petraske and Daniel Frajman

In contrast to the US, where news organizations can enjoy the benefits of tax-exempt status, philanthropic funding for journalism remains …

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A tale of two approaches: Philanthropy vs Foreign Aid

29 March 2019
Igor Makarov

In the past century, massive strides have been made in raising living standards for all people. For perhaps the first …

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The ‘hidden gem’ of philanthropy

24 March 2019
Wendy Williams

Sub-funds are being hailed as ‘Australia’s best-kept secret’, in light of a new snapshot providing the first data on sub-funds …

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African philanthropy equals more prosperity – Part III

17 March 2019
Tony K Ansah Jr

When African philanthropy is stripped down to its bare minimum, there are fundamental aspects worth exploring here. Everything from individuals …

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Experts concerned as fewer Australians give to charity

13 March 2019
Luke Michael

The percentage of Australians donating to charity is falling, according to new research that experts say highlights a need for …

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As money moves offshore, new questions about how foundations invest their assets

5 January 2019
Tate Williams

Throughout philanthropy’s history, it’s drawn intermittent waves of intense criticism, and it certainly feels like we’re heading into one now. …