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Books and reports from Why Philanthropy Matters, plus selected publications from our friends and partners.

  • Publications

    Philanthropy Policymaking in Historical Perspective (Annual Lecture 2024)

    These are the slides to accompany a lecture given every year since 2017 by Rhodri Davies for the MSc course in Philanthropy, Grantmaking & Social Investment at Bayes Business School, City University of London.

  • Publications

    Good Intent, Or Just Good Content? Assessing MrBeast’s Philanthropy

    In this article for the Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing, Rhodri Davies explores the aesthetics, ethics, economics and politics of the philanthropic approach of YouTube megastar MrBeast to assess whether we should view it as a welcome innovation or a cause for concern.

  • Publications

    Transformative Philanthropy: A Manual for Social Change

    Why Philanthropy Matters is delighted to host a new report from Fozia Irfan, Transformative Philanthropy: A Manual for Social Change. 

  • 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.