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Articles exploring current issues, historical themes and future trends in philanthropy.

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    The Edgelord Giveth: Elon Musk & a new era of discourse about philanthropy?

    12th November 2021

    Will the world’s richest man bring his usual combative approach to his giving? What could this mean for philanthropy more broadly?

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    Is This The Real Life, Or Is This Just Fantasy?

    29th October 2021

    What could the development of the Metaverse mean for philanthropy and civil society?

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    Voluntary Woke? Philanthropy, Civil Society & The Culture Wars

    20th July 2022

    How is philanthropy being affected by culture war narratives? And is it partly to blame for the whole problem?

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    MacKenzie Scott & the History of Challenging Philanthropy’s Status Quo

    15th July 2022

    How does MacKenzie Scott’s approach to philanthropy fit within the wider history of big money giving?

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    Language Barriers

    10th July 2022

    Is the way that we talk about philanthropy and civil society holding us back?

  • Learn from our past to better understand our future.

    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.