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Wealthy millennials less engaged by giving appeals, finds new research

Alliance magazine 27 April 2021

New research reveals that the charity sector might be at risk of losing a generation of wealthy millennial givers. The study, which was produced by Beacon Collaborative, found that generalist fundraising approaches don’t engage this …


Business of Philanthropy: H.E. Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi

Alliance magazine 11 April 2021

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with Her Excellency Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, …


Big tech giants are the new polluters

Rien van Gendt 14 March 2021

Sustainability is what we want to achieve as investment funds, right? If so, shouldn’t we be leaving BigTech stocks – companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google – out of our portfolios? We surely need …

Business of Philanthropy: H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Alliance magazine 13 March 2021

In the latest episode of The Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge, speaks with H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Chairman of …

Fixing the plumbing: from shared data to shared imagination

Geoff Mulgan 2 February 2021

This is a fascinating time for philanthropy, with so many very intense short-term pressures. But there is also a hunger to address long term challenges, which are not so hard to see: dealing with social …

A mirror to our field: my five-point plan for the future of philanthropy

Charles Keidan 21 January 2021

At the end of last year, I had the privilege to speak on a panel alongside colleagues in philanthropy around the world at the Gife conference – the leading association for philanthropic foundations in Brazil. …

South African funders gather to discuss future of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 3 November 2020

The Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa’s virtual symposium kicked off today, bringing together some 100 South African funders to discuss and debate the future of funding in an unprecedented and disruptive climate. The virtual …

The future of philanthropy: A view from Russia

Alexey Kuzmin 19 October 2020

The Center for Philanthropy Development’s paper on the future of philanthropy attempts to produce a credible forecast of that future by documenting key current trends. The study was based on an in-depth literature review which …

European AI Fund launches, opens proposals for €1 million in grants

Elika Roohi 3 October 2020

A group of national, regional and international foundations working in Europe have partnered to launch the European Artificial Intelligence Fund, a philanthropic initiative dedicated to strengthening civil society’s ability to actively shape the role and …

The ethics of platform philanthropy

Rhodri Davies 17 September 2020

In a recent interview for the new Centre on Strategic Philanthropy at Cambridge Judge Business School, Bill Gates identified the growth and democratisation of giving through online platforms as one of the key trends that …