Is the “landscape of doing good” getting bigger and more diverse than ever before? And what might this mean for traditional philanthropy and nonprofits? We pose the questions that are going to guide a new essay series on this website.
We explore the idea that “in an ideal world there would be no philanthropy”: why does it have such deep roots, how should we understand it, and is it right?
Rhodri Davies moderates a panel discussion and Q&A as part of the launch of WINGS new Philanthropy Transformation Initiative.
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.
Video of a lecture Rhodri Davies gave for Liverpool University’s Charity Law & Policy Unit, on the history and current context of charitable campaigning and politics.
Why Philanthropy Matters Director, Rhodri Davies, takes part in a panel session at a recent Alliance Magazine event looking at “2022: A Year in Philanthropy”.
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?
In this article by Drew Lindsay for the Chronicle of Philanthropy, Rhodri Davies is quoted asking whether approaches to fundraising and giving have become too transactional, and whether that means nonprofits are failing to meet people’s desire for participation.
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.
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.