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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 …

Impact: The new watchword for investing in the 21st century

Mohit Saini 17 August 2020

Increasingly, impact investors in India are thinking beyond the trade-off between doing good and doing well. Experienced investors acknowledge the potential of private capital to address social issues and achieve financial return (doing well) while …

If data is 21st century oil, could foundations be the right owners?

1 Felix Oldenburg 10 August 2020

What are the best investments for a foundation? This important question is one many foundation professionals are revisiting in light of low interest rates, high market volatility, and fears of deep economic trouble ahead. While …

Together we can do it: The potential of philanthropy for the SDGs

Annette Kleinbrod and Martin Speer 3 August 2020

Crises and radical changes characterise this year. Many of us realise: we must work for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. What can foundations contribute? A new report from Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Federal Association …

Rethinking Arab philanthropic support to digitalisation: A COVID-19 effect

2 Heba Abou Shneif 21 July 2020

While programmatic support and investment towards ‘digital solutions for the social good’ has not been a priority focus area for Arab philanthropy, the COVID-19 pandemic and its lockdown effect has disrupted the status quo. During …

Riding the impact wave: The brave new world

Farahnaz Karim 20 July 2020

In this uncertain era, many are re-imagining and preparing for a Brave New World. A world where profit is inextricably linked to people and the planet; a world where disciplines such as economics and accounting …

Equipping young people with the skills of the past for the work of the future

Abeer Al Fouti 15 July 2020

Today the world marks an International Youth Skills Day like no other – 2020 not only heralded the beginning of a new decade but the beginnings of a new, unforeseeable world; one that will be …

Philanthropy for a safe, healthy, and just world: New report explores peacebuilding and philanthropy

Catriona Gourlay 14 July 2020

In 2019, Candid and Centris, with support from PeaceNexus Foundation, conducted a survey, Philanthropy for a Safe, Healthy, and Just World. The results, based on 823 civil society organization responses, reveal philanthropists can do better …