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Philanthropy's varied shapes and sizes
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Who Gets Paid? (SSIR)

Who Gets Paid? (SSIR) | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
The funding that goes to intermediaries and consultants often dwarfs the support that social sector leaders, social entrepreneurs, and community-based advocates receive.
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I've seen this happen in my foundation jobs but have also seen front line non-profits hire great local support for a fraction of the cost and share in the ownership of the results.

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Global Philanthropy – Can there be transparency and accountablity without registration?

Global Philanthropy – Can there be transparency and accountablity without registration? | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it

With the expansion of this sector, there is a growing expectation that it be credible. And the two words I hear more than any other in my dealings with foundations and funders outside of the United States are Transparency and Accountability.


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Bloomberg Launches $9 Million Mayors Challenge

Bloomberg Launches $9 Million Mayors Challenge | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's billionaire mayor is using his personal fortune to try to spark innovation in the nation's cities — inviting 1,300 mayors to compete for millions of dollars in funding for new programs meant to solve urban challenges...
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Spreading gospels of wealth

Spreading gospels of wealth | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it

EVEN more private jets than usual landed at Santa Barbara airport on May 9th, as some 35 billionaires and a score or so of spouses flew in for a behind-closed-doors meeting in the luxurious Bacara resort...Their mission: to help each other become better philanthropists.

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Bill Gates, Azim Premji, Ratan Tata To Host Bangalore Philanthropy Meet - Forbes

Bill Gates, Azim Premji, Ratan Tata To Host Bangalore Philanthropy Meet - Forbes | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
On June 1, a group of wealthy Indians and one (very) wealthy American will meet
in Bangalore to discuss how philanthropy can be scaled up in India.

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The 25 Best Corporate Citizens - Forbes

The 25 Best Corporate Citizens - Forbes | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
CR Magazine's '100 Best Corporate Citizens' list, now in its 13th year, ranks companies based on publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy.
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Philanthropy beat: Obama, Romney report donations

Philanthropy beat: Obama, Romney report donations | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, donated $172,130 to a variety of charities in 2011, or 22 percent of their income...
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New BSR Guidebook Helps Chinese Companies Launch Successful Private Foundations

BSR’s new guidebook helps Chinese individuals and companies establish and run effective private foundations, with information on managing a foundation, developing a mission and strategy, implementing governance practices, and engaging volunteers.

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Philanthropic Infrastructure in Emerging Markets

A general report on the state of philanthropic infrastructure around the world.


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Workplace Giving, Beyond The Numbers

Workplace Giving, Beyond The Numbers | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it

A powerful culture of involvement takes time to inculcate. Wells Fargo's Peter Dudley reports.

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The people's billionaire

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Bill Gates has frugal tastes. Asked to name his luxuries, he lists DVDs, books and burgers. It is hard, however, to think that any fast-food outlet would get rich on Gates's custom.

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Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria - CNN.com

Gates donates $750 million to fight AIDS, TB and malaria - CNN.com | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation will inject $750 million into the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Thursday.
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New Research Proves the Business Case for Product Giving

New Research Proves the Business Case for Product Giving | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it

Researchers at Indiana University Conclude that Giving Corporate Product Donations is Economically Superior to Liquidation or Disposal

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Philanthropists and foundations are 'unnecessarily risk-averse', says report

Philanthropists and foundations are 'unnecessarily risk-averse', says report | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
Neelam Makhijani, chief executive of the Resource Alliance, says philanthropists should identify initiatives that reflect the level of risk they are prepared to take (New Report raises questions about sources of social venture capital - what supports...

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Charity Scandals in China Blamed for Steep Drop in Donations

Charity Scandals in China Blamed for Steep Drop in Donations | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it

Donations by Chinese individuals and corporations dropped from $9.5-billion in 2010 to about $7.9-billion last year, according to the annual report on giving by the Ministry of Civil Affairs.


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Cultivate culture of giving, says Bill Gates

Cultivate culture of giving, says Bill Gates | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
BANGALORE: Forty-five of India's richest were engaged for four hours in an intense discussion with Bill Gates, Azim Premji and Ratan Tata not only on philanthropy but also on a critical question:...
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A Focus on Culture (SSIR)

A Focus on Culture (SSIR) | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
How the Ford Foundation is engaging its global staff in building a shared culture of results.

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Chinese Officials Seek Philanthropic Advice From U.S. | Foundation Center

Chinese officials eager to understand how American charities operate have
traveled to the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and
Practice to learn from experts in the field, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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China continues to improve transparency in philanthropy - Xinhua | English.news.cn

China will further improve transparency in charities through a variety of measures, including formulating regulations, publicizing yearly reports and implementing annual inspections and assessments, the minister of civil affairs said Monday.

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2012 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances

This year’s Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances chronicles the continued growth of private financial flows to the developing world and how new forms of giving are poised to change the face of international philanthropy and global foreign aid as we know it today.

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Africa’s Top Philantropists

Africa’s Top Philantropists | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it

Africa’s 40 richest people have yet to make a mark in global philanthropy, but some of them are making notable efforts in their home countries.


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The Responsible Hand: Overcoming the Shortcomings of Impact Investing (SSIR)

The Responsible Hand: Overcoming the Shortcomings of Impact Investing (SSIR) | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it
For impact investing to truly harness the power of the market, we need to directly align shareholders’ value with both social impact and profit.
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Fashioning new self-regulatory charity policies for accountability and transparency

Fashioning new self-regulatory charity policies for accountability and transparency | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it

China’s ‘private’ foundations have endeavoured to establish self-regulatory guidelines, which were adopted at the second annual private foundation forum. The principles are based on previously developed self-regulation guidelines of the China NPO Network and others. They are, however, not enforceable.

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Online petitions: Shifting the power to consumers

...social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, as well as petition websites like Change.org, have altered the rules of the game. An individual can air a grievance to like-minded consumers...

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Misplaced Giving Priorities of America’s Wealthy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Misplaced Giving Priorities of America’s Wealthy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy | Philanthropy Explorations | Scoop.it

...they are signs of the misplaced giving priorities of the nation’s billionaires. Second, they show how lacking in skepticism the nation’s press—and so many other parts of society are—when it comes to raising tough questions about how much the wealthy give and where they direct their donations.

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