The Philanthropy Paradox
A THINK PIECE COMMISSIONED BY PRISM THE GIFT FUND. RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN BY DR BETH BREEZE, CENTRE FOR PHILANTHROPY, UNIVERSITY OF KENT
Prism commissioned a survey by NatCen of 1,215 interviews with a random sample of the population across the UK to investigate attitudes to philanthropic giving. Two known paradoxes are noted – that donors tend to benefit alongside those they intend to help, and that wealth accumulation tends to precede distribution - before new data is presented to illustrate a third paradox about philanthropy in the UK: that the public holds a generally positive view about the things philanthropy pays for, whilst at the same time holding many negative opinions about those doing the paying.
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