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Tag: tainted donations

  • 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

  • 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.

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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.

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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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    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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    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.

  • 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.

  • 8th Jun 2023

    Patricia Illingworth: Philanthropy & Human Rights

  • Article featured in: Why Philanthropy Matters Newsletter

    Why Philanthropy Matters April 2023 Newsletter (#8)

    You can read the eighth edition of our monthly newsletter below (from April 2023).

    If you like what you read, subscribe HERE.

  • Article featured in: Alliance Magazine

    Effectively over: What Does Sam Bankman-Fried’s downfall mean for philanthropy and Effective Altruism?

    Rhodri Davies takes a look at the spectacular downfall of crypto billionare Sam Bankman-Fried and the implications for philanthropy and civil society.

  • 3rd Nov 2022

    Philanthropy, Gratitude & Recognition

  • 22nd Sep 2022

    Emma Saunders-Hastings: Philanthropy, Inequality & Democracy

  • 8th Jul 2022

    Charles Keidan – Philanthropy Journalism & Key Issues in Civil Society

  • 23rd Jun 2022

    Tainted Donations: Can you do good with bad money?

  • Article featured in: Times Higher Education

    Russia links scrutiny adds to donations pressure on UK campuses

    In this article, Rhodri Davies is quoted talking about the impact of  sanctions on Russian oligarchs on philanthropic donations to universities.

  • Learn from our past to better understand our future.

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