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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.

  • 18th Jan 2024

    ERNOP: Connecting Philanthropy Academia & Practice #4

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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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    GUEST ARTICLE: Fears for Tears – Why are we so afraid to allow emotion into philanthropy?

    27th November 2023

    In this guest article Natasha Friend, Director of Camden Giving – a London-based participatory grantmaker – asks why we have become so uncomfortable allowing emotion into professionalised philanthropy, and whether something is lost as a result.

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    OpenAI and the challenges of combining profit with purpose

    23rd November 2023

    What lessons might the recent high-profile chaos at OpenAI hold for philanthropy and civil society?

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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.”

  • 2nd Nov 2023

    Sara Lomelin: Community, Identity & Collective Philanthropy

  • Newsletter featured in: Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter

    Why Philanthropy Matters Oct 2023 Newsletter (#13)

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

    If you like what you read, subscribe HERE.

  • Article featured in: Pass It On Newsletter

    What is Philanthropy For?

    Read Rhodri’s Q&A with Lauren Crichton, for her Pass It On Newsletter.

  • 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.

  • 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.