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  • Podcast featured in: New Books in Law

    New Books in Law podcast

    Rhodri Davies joins New Books in Law podcast host Nick Pozek to discuss his 2023 book “What is Philanthropy For?”

     

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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.

  • 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.

  • 25th Apr 2024

    Anelise Hanson Shrout: The Great Irish Famine and the origins of transnational philanthropy

  • Article featured in: Charity Hall of Fame

    Are Funders Changemakers Too?

    Rhodri Davies offers some thoughts in a guest blog for the new Charity Hall of Fame on whether we should view funders as changemakers, in addition to those they fund.

  • Podcast featured in: Third Sector

    The End of Charity: Episode 1

    Rhodri Davies appears as a guest expert in this new 6-part documentary podcast series from Third Sector.

    Read the transcript HERE.

  • 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.

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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.

  • Article featured in: Philanthropy Daily

    Review of “What is Philanthropy For?”

    Rebecca Richards reviews Rhodri Davies’s book “What Is Philanthropy For?” for Philanthropy Daily, calling it “a remarkably useful guide to the significant number of thinkers, politicians, and donors and historical events that have made philanthropy what it is today.”

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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.

  • 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.

  • Podcast featured in: Transforming Society

    Is philanthropy charity’s more rational cousin?

    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 the distinction between charity and philanthropy, how big money giving fits in with democracy, and what Effective Altruism is (and why it has been in trouble lately).

  • Podcast featured in: Transforming Society

    What is philanthropy & why does it matter?

    In this podcast for Bristol University Press, Rhodri Davies talks to host George Miller about his new book “What is Philanthropy For?”

  • 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.