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  • Video featured in: Bayes Business School

    Transformative Philanthropy

    Watch a recording of the launch event for Fozia Irfan’s “Transformative Philanthropy” report, including thoughts from WPM Director Rhodri Davies on the history of social justice philanthropy in the UK.

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    The History of Social Justice Philanthropy in the UK

    7th February 2024

    To mark the publication of Fozia Irfan’s report Transformative Philanthropy: A Manual for Social Change, we take a look at the history of philanthropy aimed at social justice in the UK.

  • 8th Jan 2024

    J. Bob Alotta: AI, Philanthropy & Civil Society

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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

  • Newsletter featured in: Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter

    Why Philanthropy Matters Nov 2023 Newsletter (#14)

    Read the November 2023 edition of our monthly newsletter on all things philanthropy and civil society.

    If you like what you read, subscribe HERE.

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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.

  • 19th Oct 2023

    Joshua Amponsem: Funding youth climate justice work

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    Essay Series: The Expanding Landscape of Doing Good

    23rd Sept 2023

    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.

  • 7th Sep 2023

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

  • 6th Jul 2023

    ERNOP: Connecting Philanthropy Academia & Practice #2

  • Newsletter featured in: Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter

    Why Philanthropy Matters June 2023 Newsletter (#10)

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

    If you like what you read, subscribe HERE.

  • 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.

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

    23rd June 2023

    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.

  • 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.