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Category: Current issues

  • 21st Sep 2023

    Aaron Horvath: civil society and the limits of measurement

  • Article

    Does Philanthropy Make You a Good Person?

    We explore how and why philanthropy informs our judgements about other people’s moral worth.

  • 7th Sep 2023

    Lorena Gonzalez & Jes Olvera: philanthropy, justice & child migrants

  • Podcast featured in: RKD Group Thinkers

    Rhodri Davies thinks about the value of philanthropy

    Rhodri Davies talks to Justin McCord and Ronnie Richard for the RKD Group Thinkers podcast, about why asking big questions about philanthropy is important.

  • Article

    Radical Philanthropy: Some thoughts on the recent New Yorker profile of Leah Hunt-Hendrix

    Rhodri Davies highlights a few thoughts prompted by the recent New Yorker magazine profile of philanthropist Leah Hunt-Hendrix.

  • Article featured in: LinkedIn

    Em um mundo ideal não haveria filantropia?

    Joao Paulo Vergueiro, Director of Giving Tuesday’s Latin America & Caribbean Hub, translates Rhodri Davies’s recent WPM article “In an Ideal World, Would There Be No Philanthropy?” into Portuguese.

  • 20th Jul 2023

    Martha Awojobi: Anti-Racism, Philanthropy & Fundraising

  • 6th Jul 2023

    ERNOP: Connecting Philanthropy Academia & Practice #2

  • Newsletter featured in: Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter

    Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter #10

    You can read the tenth edition of our monthly newsletter below (from June 2023).

    If you like what you read, subscribe HERE.

  • Podcast featured in: Winckworth Sherwood LLP

    Charity Law Conversations podcast

    Rhodri Davies joins host Ruo Wu to talk about his personal journey in the world of philanthropy, his new book and some of the big issues in the philanthropy world today.

  • Video featured in: Alliance Magazine Events/WINGS

    Launch of WINGS Philanthropy Transformation Initiative

    Rhodri Davies moderates a panel discussion and Q&A as part of the launch of WINGS new Philanthropy Transformation Initiative.

  • Article

    What is Philanthropy For? (Speech to Yorkshire Funders 2023 Conference)

    This is the text of a keynote speech Rhodri Davies gave at the 2023 Yorkshire Funders Conference in Leeds, outlining some of the key questions about the nature and role of philanthropy and why there is a particular need to engage with them right now.

  • Podcast featured in: Transforming Society

    What should we do about tainted donations?

    In the second of this series of short podcasts to mark the launch of his book “What is Philanthropy For?”, Rhodri Davies joins series Editor George Miller to discuss whether some donations are ‘tainted’ , and what ethical dilemmas this poses for charities.

  • Newsletter featured in: Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter

    Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter #9

    You can read the ninth edition of our monthly newsletter below (from May 2023).

    If you like what you read, subscribe HERE.

  • Article

    GUEST ARTICLE: Solidarity NOT Charity – What it means to be a funder in solidarity with immigrant communities

    In this article Lorena Gonzalez and Jes Olvera from the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights highlight some of the key challenges they have faced in their work trying to give voice to children from minoritsed communities (whose voices have often been little-heard) and explore why this dictates taking a justice-centered approach to philanthropy; which asks funders to think in terms of solidarity, rather than charity.

  • Video featured in: Scottish Tech Army

    Scottish Tech Army Tech for Good Summit 2023 Keynote

    Video of Rhodri Davies giving akeynote address on “the impact of technology on the charity sector” to the Scottish Tech Army’s 2023 Tech For Good Summit.

  • 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.