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FOCUS: Philanthropy – A snap shot of how foundations across Europe create positive stories in people’s lives

1 October 2019
Hanna Stähle

‘I don’t look like most Slovak women, but my otherness is not essential. What is important is what kind of human being I am,’ reads a story shown at the festival FJUZN in Bratislava organised by the Milan Simecka Foundation in September 2019. Although not considered as diverse, Slovakia is home to people with many nationalities and citizenships. A recent poll has shown that Slovak society expresses lack of trust towards and negative perceptions of …

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Philanthropy’s social compact in a changing world

12 September 2019
Olga Tarasov

Trust in philanthropy is eroding. Widening inequality is contributing to public fears and anxiety about the roles various types of institutions play in public life—be they philanthropy, government, business, or academia. For the philanthropic sector specifically, many people question the degree of influence individual and institutional philanthropists have over the public sphere, simply by virtue of having large endowments. In some quarters, there is a sense that wealthy individuals ‘game the system,’ including through their …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …