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Tag: Social Change

  • 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.

  • 11th Apr 2024

    Amy Schiller: Reimagining the role of philanthropy

  • Podcast featured in: Third Sector

    The End of Charity: Episode 4

    In the fourth episode of Third Sector’s documentary series on the future of charity, Rhodri Davies joins host Lucinda Rouse to discuss the intersection of charities and politics.

  • 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.

  • 16th Nov 2023

    Elizabeth Barajas-Román: Feminist funding and gender equity

  • 7th Sep 2023

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

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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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    GUEST ARTICLE: Solidarity NOT Charity – What it means to be a funder in solidarity with immigrant communities

    22nd May 2023

    In this article Lorena Gonzalez and Jes Olvera from the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights highlight some of the key challenges they have faced in their work trying to give voice to children from minoritsed communities (whose voices have often been little-heard) and explore why this dictates taking a justice-centered approach to philanthropy; which asks funders to think in terms of solidarity, rather than charity.

  • Video featured in: Charity Law & Policy Unit, University of Liverpool

    Sticking to their knitting: charities, campaigning & politics

    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.

  • 17th Nov 2022

    Sara Slaughter & Derek Mitchell: Proximity and Radical Humility in Grantmaking

  • Book Review featured in: Alliance Magazine

    White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation’s ‘An American Dilemma’ and the Making of a White World Order

    Rhodri Davies reviews Maribel Morey’s White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation’s ‘An American Dilemma’ and the Making of a White World Order for Alliance magazine.


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    Funding Change: Lessons from the history of philanthropy & the fight for LGBT+ rights

    13th April 2022

    As we enter LGBT+ history month, we shine a light on one piece of the puzzle that often gets overlooked: the role that philanthropy and charity has played.

  • 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.