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Trends in institutional philanthropy in Russia

Maria Chertok and CAF Russia 15 December 2011

This is my second post based on the recent Russian Donors Forum Report on Institutional Philanthropy in Russia. I am very encouraged by e-mails and phone calls from readers of this blog, and as the …

Making the most of corporate giving

3 NPC 1 November 2011

As anyone who works in the non-profit sector knows, charities are facing severe cutbacks in funding from government and other sources, while more people are in need of charities’ help as a result of the …

Activists and techno-geeks are in the same camp

CAF Russia 21 September 2011

Social Camp – an event organized as boot camp rather than a traditional conference – took place in the city of Tver on the Volga River in July and brought together offline and online activists …

Building bridges through philanthropy

Peter Laugharn 16 September 2011

This past weekend I attended an event that marked two very different anniversaries in a thought-provoking way. The first anniversary, of course, was the tenth anniversary of the 11 September attacks. The second was the …

TSRC finds civic activism unevenly distributed – signs of a not-so-big society?

Alliance magazine 19 August 2011

What does the typical UK volunteer look like? The Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC), a collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton, thinks it has a good idea. Based on a two-year research project …

Rich Australians keep their chequebooks in their pockets

Alliance magazine 7 June 2011

It’s paradoxical that while Australia topped a recent World Giving Index of 153 countries in terms of people’s willingness to give money, volunteer and help strangers, wealthy Australians are apt to be relatively stingy when …