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The brighter side of philanthropy

Pamala Wiepking 4 June 2019 For Subscribers

If we want to use the study of philanthropy to create more generous societies, we need a more inclusive notion of the concept The question that drives my research as the Visiting Stead Family Chair …


UNIGE creates a Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 10 February 2019

The University of Geneva (UNIGE), in partnership with the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, created a new Chair in Behavioural Philanthropy to explore the influences of behavioural finance, economics, psychology and neuroscience on this ’emerging discipline’. Assistant Professor …


Vladimir Potanin Foundation to launch Centre for Philanthropy Development

Alliance magazine 6 February 2019

The Vladimir Potanin Foundation will launch a new Center for Philanthropy Development aimed at reviewing the philosophy of philanthropy both in Russia and beyond. It is designed to help Russian philanthropy integrate into a global …

Can funders tackle homelessness?

Katie Boswell 25 January 2019

The UK is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. On a typical night 4,751 people sleep rough in England—an increase of 169 per cent since 2010—and we know that this is just the tip …

New interactive online platform launched to map funding trends in Australia

Alliance magazine 6 September 2018

Foundation Maps: Australia, an interactive online platform that will provide insight about the grantmaking practices of Australian foundations was launched today at the Philanthropy Australia National Conference. A joint initiative of Philanthropy Australia and US-based …

The study of Muslim philanthropy

Shariq Siddiqui 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Research into Muslim philanthropy faces entrenched hurdles but has potential to illuminate the sector Despite the increasing interest in Muslims and philanthropy in general, there has to date been a distinct lack of sustained scholarly …

More than a matter of record

Amy Singer 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

Documenting the historical practice of Muslim philanthropy shines a light on the moral values of humanity that can illuminate the past, present and future What does an historian of the 15th-16th century Ottoman Empire have …

Increasing retail fundraising in India

Irwin Fernandes 1 September 2018

India’s middle classes and donations from them have been growing at a rapid pace. According to PSJP’s report on Philanthropy in India, published in October 2017, ‘this may be the biggest story in Indian philanthropy, and …

Dr Bhekinkosi Moyo appointed director of the Africa Centre for Philanthropy at Wits Business School

Alliance magazine 19 August 2018

Dr Bhekinkosi Moyo has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at Wits Business School, tasked with establishing a new Africa Centre for Philanthropy and Social Investment (ACPSI). ‘In Africa, it is uniquely befitting that philanthropy be …

New report shares insights on global giving by U.S Foundations

Alliance magazine 14 August 2018

A new report released today by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations increased by 29 per cent from 2011 to 2015, but over half of global giving …