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Tag: Elite philanthropy

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    Why isn’t all philanthropy trust-based philanthropy?

    We explore why “trust-based philanthropy” has gained ground as an idea, what it is framed as an alternative to, and why there is still a gap between rhetoric and practice.

  • Newsletter featured in: Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter

    Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter May 2024 (#19)

  • 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.

  • 11th Apr 2024

    Amy Schiller: Reimagining the role of philanthropy

  • Newsletter featured in: Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter

    Why Philanthropy Matters March 2024 Newsletter (#17)

    Read the March 2024 edition of our monthly newsletter on all things philanthropy and civil society.

    If you like what you read, subscribe HERE.

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    Philanthropy and the Quest for Eternal Life

    7th March 2024

    What impact might the growing interest in radical life extension technology among the ultra-wealthy have on philanthropy?

  • Video featured in: Karma & Cents

    In conversation with… Rhodri Davies

    Rhodri Davies discusses his book “What is Philanthropy For?” at an event hosted by Canadian philanthropy advisory firm Karma & Cents.

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    What will 2024 bring for philanthropy and civil society?

    14th December 2023

    We explore some of the key ideas in the recent “2024 predictions” episode of the Philanthropisms podcast.

    If you want to listen to that in full, you can find part 1 HERE and part 2 HERE.

  • 14th Dec 2023

    2024 Predictions for Philanthropy & Civil Society – Part 1

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    What is the point of philanthropic foundations? Part 3: current issues

    14th November 2023

    This is the third and final part of an essay mini-series exploring the nature and role of philanthropic foundations. Here we consider some of the key themes that have emerged throughout the long history of critique and criticisms of foundations, and how these might inform our understanding of current debates.

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    What is the point of philanthropic foundations? Part 2: historical perspective

    14th November 2023

    This is the second of a three-part essay mini-series exploring the nature and role of philanthropic foundations. In this part we trace the historical roots of the foundation idea.

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    What is the point of philanthropic foundations? Part 1: definitions

    14th November 2023

    This is the first of a three-part essay mini-series exploring the nature and role of philanthropic foundations. In this part we take a look at why defining what a foundation is presents such a challenge.

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    Does Philanthropy Make You a Good Person?

    9th September 2023

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

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

    17th August 2023

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

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    In An Ideal World, Would There Be No Philanthropy?

    14th July 2023

    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?

  • 6th Jul 2023

    ERNOP: Connecting Philanthropy Academia & Practice #2

  • 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.