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If philanthropists want to drive democratic change, they need a new approach to technology

Stefan Germann 16 March 2022

It’s undeniable that technology has transformed our world. It has brought dramatic societal shifts and ways to connect, learn and participate that were once unimaginable. Each sector has uniquely benefited from the rise of technology …


Perpetual NFT royalties could be a useful tool for philanthropy

1 Tom Mizzone 12 March 2022

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) have already proven themselves to be a useful tool for organisations to raise funds. These one-of-a-kind, blockchain-based tokens are highly programmable and contain unique data making each one entirely distinct and non-interchangeable …


What’s ahead? Predictions for philanthropy in 2022 and beyond

1 Rhodri Davies 25 January 2022

It feels, right now, as if the only real certainty is uncertainty. But this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try to think about the future. Once we abandon the idea of rigid predictions and focus instead …

Cryptocurrency philanthropy will be big in 2022, say advocates. Not so fast, say experts.

Alliance magazine 19 January 2022

GiveDirectly, which provides cash transfer services to people living in poverty, saw the number of individuals giving in cryptocurrency increase by 60 times between 2020 and 2021, with countries in Africa the biggest beneficiaries of …

The future of philanthropy, 2030 and beyond

Liz Gadd 4 December 2021

Are we optimistic or pessimistic? At this year’s NPC Ignites, our annual conference, we hosted a session on the future of philanthropy. This session explored a vision for philanthropy in 2030 and beyond. It was …

The effects of digital systems on giving

Lucy Bernholz 27 October 2021

Digital systems like mobile phones and networked computers make it ever easier to ask for money and to give it – possibly even too easy, as the Scrooge-like feeling I recounted having at the opening …

My dream for philanthropy: more trust and support for youth-led groups

1 Solomon Tawanda Ndondo 3 September 2021

Starting an organization as a young person with passion and drive is one of the most difficult yet rewarding experiences. When I started Africa Rise Foundation, which empowers young people to obtain quality education and …

It’s time to change the future of funding for youth action

Vanessa Stevens, Elisa Novoa, Freya Seath and Sonya Friel 26 August 2021

This year’s International Youth Day provided an opportunity to recognize how young people have endured the pandemic and to celebrate their actions for community recovery and resilience. It was also a call to the global community …

Technology and the democratisation of philanthropy

1 Cor Hoekstra 5 July 2021

The philanthropic community has truly world-changing financial resources. Imagine if its technology infrastructure were equally robust. As a small-scale philanthropist, I’m all too familiar with the barriers and inefficiencies faced by both nonprofits and smaller …

Business of Philanthropy: Baroness Valerie Amos

Alliance magazine 20 June 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 Baroness Valerie Amos, the Master of …