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Charity donations from UK’s wealthiest down 20 per cent, despite income rise

Alliance magazine 18 December 2021

The wealthiest people in Britain cut their typical donation to charity by more than a fifth in the years preceding the pandemic, despite enjoying a 10 per cent increase in income over the same period. …

Gates philanthropy is 40% of all cross-border development funding, finds OECD report

Alliance magazine 9 December 2021

The OECD Centre on Philanthropy has launched a report today looking at the role of private philanthropy for development – the report is the second edition of Private Philanthropy for Development and provides open and …

Are time-limited projects outdated?

Hugh Davidson 8 December 2021

 ‘As soon as donor money stops, the project ends.’ This remark, by Rakesh Rajani, Vice President of Programs at Co-Impact, sets out the prevailing orthodoxy in international aid. In light of this, why do funders …

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 …

Brazil giving circle for racial equity launches on GivingTuesday

Alliance magazine 30 November 2021

Brazil’s Baoba Fund for Racial Equity, The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund (WISE Fund), and Black Philanthropy Month have teamed up to launch its first community-based giving circle to support grassroots organisations working for …

Peer Dialogue: Food security, climate change and pandemia

Ruth Richardson, Zulfiquar Haider and Vijay Thallam 30 November 2021 For Subscribers

Climate change and the pandemic have brought deficiencies in food systems into stark focus. ‘Natural farming’ offers one possibility for much-needed change. Guest editor Ruth Richardson talks with Vijay Thallam of the Andhra Pradesh Community-managed …

Philanthropy is no longer a corporate tick-box

1 Mapaseka Mokwele 26 November 2021

Philanthropy has always been treated as a ‘nice to have’ and not so much a ‘must have’. Many corporates have done their social responsibility interventions mostly as a ‘tick-box’ within their family or corporate foundations …

How can endowments and foundations protect portfolios against rising inflation?

Texas Hemmaplardh 24 November 2021

This article is advertiser content paid for by Mercer, © 2021 Mercer LLC. All rights reserved. Inflation is a great unknown risk for endowments and foundations but building resilience to protect against it is a …

Future of philanthropy media

Annmarie McQueen 23 November 2021

Does philanthropy get the media it deserves? The philanthropy-focused media is coming of age. Outlets and publications are scrambling to meet the needs of readers seeking insight on philanthropy within and beyond our field. As …

Putting a stop to child sexual abuse before it occurs

Seán Coughlan and Douglas Griffiths 19 November 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has put many children at risk of sexual abuse. School closures and lockdown measures confined some with their abusers and left others open to online exploitation due to more time spent on …