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?
What could the development of the Metaverse mean for philanthropy and civil society?
How is philanthropy being affected by culture war narratives? And is it partly to blame for the whole problem?
How does MacKenzie Scott’s approach to philanthropy fit within the wider history of big money giving?
Is the way that we talk about philanthropy and civil society holding us back?
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.