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New report reviews funding trends in India after clampdown on international donors

Alliance magazine 13 January 2019

A new report ‘Advocacy, Rights and Civil Society: The Opportunity for Indian Philanthropy’ published by Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy’ reviews the changing trends in the funding of the non-profit sector in India, particularly …

The 4 unique drivers leading china’s philanthropy ecosystem

Olivia Wang 30 December 2018

2018 is a memorable year for China as it marks the 40th anniversary of China’s economic reform and the 10th anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province, which was regarded as a major turning …

True leaders look within: The road ahead to professionalize the social investment sector

Naina Batra 23 December 2018

It is time to see if non-profit organizations that deploy significant resources use the same rigor and standards to measure themselves and their internal operations as they expect from the beneficiaries they support. We find …

A look inside central Asian philanthropy

WINGS 20 December 2018

WINGS Interview with Dinara Musabekova, Manager at Civil Society Initiative, University of Central Asia 1. What does philanthropy and charitable giving look like in Central Asia? Who participates in it? (Gender, class, geographic make-up, language, ethnic …

Royal philanthropy

1 Leonard Stall and Joanne Bladd 4 December 2018

Royal giving can be a powerful force for progress but faces pressure to adapt and demonstrate its value to contemporary society At a time when the charitable giving of the world’s rich is under public …

Interview: James Chen

Charles Keidan 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

James Chen is chair of Wahum Holdings in Nigeria and the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, but he is probably best known as founder of the Clearly campaign to eradicate preventable poor vision globally. The areas …

Two steps forward, one step back in Vietnam

Dana Doan and Phuong Anh Nguyen 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

The development of favourable conditions for philanthropy in Vietnam is not keeping pace with the potential generosity of its people Mutual assistance and charitable acts in times of need is a Vietnamese tradition, and an …

A social justice mission in Thailand

Anonymous author 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

As Thai philanthropy changes, some of the country’s royal family have led the way There has been a transformative shift in Thai philanthropy in the past decade. The next generation of philanthropists have much more …

Royal philanthropy in a republican climate – a view from Australia

Michael Liffman 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

There is limited enthusiasm for royal involvement in Australian philanthropy, reflecting a general – though not unambiguous – current of republicanism There are two primary modes in which Australia’s royal attachment through the British Commonwealth …

The Givers: Wealth, power and philanthropy in a new gilded age

Ingrid Srinath 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Ingrid Srinath, Ashoka University, India What are the consequences of surging philanthropic resources and ambition when public spending is falling and disillusion with democracy is growing? It’s interesting to contrast the US perspective …