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New study reveals the world’s most philanthropic billionaires

Alliance magazine 11 December 2018

Comparethemarket.com’s latest study reveals who the world’s most charitable billionaires are, comparing metrics such as their net worth, the amount donated and the percentage of earnings that have been given away over a lifetime. Warren …


Unearthing solutions: using data to reach children left behind in the AIDS response

Corinna Csáky and Jennifer Carpenter 6 December 2018

After nearly 40 years of tireless activism, advocacy, funding and research, HIV is no longer the devastating death sentence it once was. Many people are living longer with the disease, many HIV positive mothers are …


Will Brazilian philanthropy leapfrog the ‘grantmaking phase’ and move directly to an impact investing model?

Jessica Sklair 4 December 2018

In conversation with a foundation director after a recent event on the philanthropy circuit in São Paulo, I mentioned the Brazilian philanthropy sector’s enthusiasm for the rising global trend in impact investing. The foundation director …

Royal philanthropy

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 …

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 …

African philanthropy comes to the policy table

Lisa-Anne Julien 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Foundations are increasingly prepared to join forces with government to achieve strategic policy improvements Philanthropy, or the act of giving, finds itself on an exciting cusp in contemporary Africa. While the term ‘philanthropy’ may still …

Wealth and philanthropy in Russia

Elisabeth Schimpfössl 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Wealthy Russians are increasingly giving to charity, but their choice is often informed by political and social expediency Since the turn of the century, philanthropic giving by Russia’s rich has seen extraordinary growth. However, their …

A new paradigm for capacity building

Connor Diemand-Yauman 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Philanthropy University is pioneering new ways of using data to identify the capacity needs of valuable but neglected local CSOs As a global community, we often mobilise around visible crises: epidemics, child marriage and environmental …

Winners Take All: The elite charade of changing the world

Eva Rehse 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Reviewed by Eva Rehse, Global Greengrants Fund, Europe ‘The master’s tools,’ Audre Lorde famously wrote, ‘will never dismantle the master’s house.’ Anand Giridharadas’ new book is a reflection on what this means for the change-makers …

Corporate foundations consider risks and opportunities

James Magowan 1 December 2018

DAFNE held its third European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange, in association this year with Assifero, in Italy, hosted by Fondazione Sicilia. Over 70 delegates from 11 countries participated. This Knowledge Exchange will be remembered for its …