Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes

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Book Review
Zoltan J Acs, Why Philanthropy Matters: how the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-being . This book provides a different perspective on the development of capitalism by highlighting philanthropy’s critical links to economic progress, heath and...
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Zoltan J Acs
Zoltan J Acs, Why Philanthropy Matters: how the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-being. This book provides a different perspective on the development of capitalism by highlighting philanthropy’s critical links to economic progress, heath and future from a USA perspective. Acs argues that philanthropy achieves three critical outcomes: He believes philanthropy complements government in creating public goods and by focussing on education, science and medicine and philanthropy has had a positive effect on economic growth and productivity. Acs argues that philanthropy has given an edge to capitalism by promoting vital forces necessary for technological innovation, economic equality and economic security.
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The Hudson Institute
Philanthropic Freedom: A Pilot Study aims to help countries identify policy changes that will encourage philanthropy. It examines the barriers and incentives for individuals and organisations to donate resources to...
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Harvard Business Review
A growing trend of impact-focused investors is emerging from developing countries, according to the recent Global Philanthropy Forum, held in California, USA. Between 2002 and 2013, the GDP of developing...
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BBC World News
BBC World News has been presenting a series looking at the changing patterns of wealth across the globe. Changing Fortunes looked at the effect of the liberalisation of India, the...
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Kaifeng Foundation
There are more than 76,000 foundations in the USA with combined assets of over half a trillion dollars and giving away around 47 billion dollars each year. A paper written...
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Nonprofit Quarterly
A write up of the donor only event held on the 06 May 2013, by The Philanthropy Roundtable. The event looked at the extent and quality of services for veterans.
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CFA Institute
"Too few financial advisers take the initiative when it comes to engaging clients on the question of philanthropy. Yet, having a meaningful conversation about charitable giving is an effective way...
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Civil Society
One of Civil Society's 9 part Charity Awards series, this report examines the role of the board in encouraging innovation, and provides case studies to illustrate good practice.
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Civil Society
Part of Civil Society's 9 part Charity Awards series, this report explores examples of inspiring leadership within the charitable sector.

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