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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 …

What surprised us (and what didn’t) about U.S. Foundations’ Global Giving

1 Natalie Ross, Lauren Bradford and Inga Ingulfsen 14 August 2018

Today the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center launched, The State of Global Giving by US Foundations: 2011-2015, featuring a detailed overview of giving trends by issue area, geographic region, population groups and donor strategy, …

The Future of Philanthropy part three: a growing philanthropic oligarchy

James Alexander 2 August 2018

In terms of creating more philanthropic impact, two cross-cutting ideas surfaced repeatedly in the Future of Philanthropy report – digital technology and long term collaborations. The first was viewed as the critical underpinning that will …

The Future of Philanthropy part two: The rise in south-south and faith-based giving

James Alexander 26 July 2018

In part one of my blog series on the Future of Philanthropy report I discussed the three interconnected drivers of change identified that will shape the evolution of philanthropy over the next decade. However, the programme …

Five powerful ways to #ShiftThePower in disaster recovery

Eleanor Harrison 22 July 2018

Sometimes, a publication comes along that so closely mirrors your day-to-day experience that you must pause for praise. This is how I feel about How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power. I encourage anyone interested or involved …