From ‘chequebook giving’ to bold philanthropy

This type of bold philanthropy has been gathering momentum in India, and emerging philanthropists can use these models to inform their own giving. By Pritha Venkatachalam Domestic philanthropy in India is expanding rapidly, driven by the growth in individual and corporate giving. Between 2011 and 2016, social sector funding in India grew at an annual…

Ibero-American civil society: collective leadership for democracy and development

The new citizen leadership was the topic that inspired the discussions around civil society in Lima during the XIV Encuentro Iberoamericano de la Sociedad Civil. 70 speakers from 10 different countries got together to reflect about democracy, development, social innovation and collaboration. Every country in the Ibero-American region is facing particular challenges. However, civil society…

Felix Oldenburg on Next Philanthropy

WINGS sits down with Felix Oldenburg of the German Association of Foundations to find out a little bit more about Next Philanthropy. 1. Why did the Association of German Foundations decide to lead a global conversation about Next Philanthropy? I hope we have only initiated the discussion but all partners will end up leading and…

U.S. foundation funding for philanthropic infrastructure outside the U.S. is declining, but we need a strong global philanthropy support ecosystem now more than ever

by Larry McGill, Vice President for Knowledge Services at Foundation Center Earlier this month, the Foundation Center published a report detailing the latest available data on U.S. foundation funding for nonprofit and philanthropic infrastructure. The research spans twelve years and analyzes 21,148 infrastructure-related grants made by 881 funders to 511 organizations in 30 countries. What…

The Global Donors Forum Spotlights Muslim Philanthropy

Barbara Ibrahim The British Museum in London formed an inspiring venue for the eighth convening of the Global Donors Forum, from September 10 to 12, 2018. Having been present at the founding conference ten years ago, I was heartened to see how far this gathering of Muslim philanthropists with experts and partners has developed. Much…

Pour une philanthropie internationale francophone ambitieuse

(To read in English, click here.) Charles Sellen[1]   Une philanthropie internationale dominée par les Anglophones L’univers de la philanthropie, entendue comme l’engagement privé volontaire au service du bien commun (Payton & Moody, 2008), est historiquement dominé par les pays de langue et de tradition anglophones. Cette situation résulte d’une foi dans les mécanismes de…