Hugely successful YouTuber MrBeast has become well known for his model of on-screen “Beast Philanthropy”. We take a look at what it is, why it has become controversial & what we should make of it.
As debate grows over whether we should be more concerned about over-population or declining birth rates, we explore why philanthropy has such a problematic history when it comes to engaging with population issues, and what lessons this holds for modern-day donors and non-profits.
If you had the resources to be a philanthropist, how would you go about it? We explore some of the key choices and issues.
Why does the relationship between charities and politics in the UK continue to cause so much debate? What benefits does charity campaigning bring, and what risks does it pose? And are the rules governing this area fit for purpose, or do we need a radical rethink?
Yvon Chouinard’s decision to hand ownership of outdoor fashion company Patagonia to two newly-created nonprofit entities has made headlines around the world. We explore the precedents for his approach and what they might tell us about the questions we should be asking.
We explore why, despite there being plenty to admire about Effective Altruism, many are still uneasy about the movement’s ideas and influence.
Following concerns about links between social good tech provider Blackbaud and the NRA, we assess how this fits into wider debates about “tainted” money and the ethics of tech platforms.
As political controversy over food banks rages once more, we take a look at the deep historical connections between philanthropy and how we understand poverty.
As we enter LGBT+ history month, we shine a light on one piece of the puzzle that often gets overlooked: the role that philanthropy and charity has played.
Why is it so difficult to say exactly how much giving there actually is?
Why has philanthropy long been a favourite target of satirists, and what can this tell us about giving today?
Will the world’s richest man bring his usual combative approach to his giving? What could this mean for philanthropy more broadly?
Philanthropy has a long and varied history. We’ve created bite-size chapters that you can jump in and out of to better understand philanthropy.