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Bezos’ $10bn donation should not pitch philanthropy and taxation against each other – that would be a zero-sum game

Dr. Richard Schaden 7 March 2020

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ recent major foray into philanthropy came with the announcement that he is going to commit $10 billion to combat the global climate crisis. The world’s richest man has previously been criticised …


Alliance & Next Philanthropy event will be LIVE STREAMING from 15:30 GMT on Facebook

Alliance magazine 27 February 2020

Today Next Philanthropy holds its very first UK event, in partnership with Alliance magazine.  Next Philanthropy was initiated by Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen (Europe’s largest membership organisation of foundations), in partnership with global philanthropy sector peers, to address …


Beyond professional begging

and 21 November 2019

Being at the crossroad of different progressive movements has made us realise that we cannot just do more of the same. The fact that each year, the global system exploits more resources contributing to the …

How do we tackle the impunity of multinationals?

20 November 2019

Multinational corporations involved in environmental or human rights-related scandals, such as the Bhopal disaster or the collapse of the Rana Plaza, have often enjoyed total impunity. Until now, multinationals have always been able to play …

Three reflections after a year spent with funders

1 November 2019

I’ve spent a lot of time this year listening to funders; on the phone; at roundtables and during the three retreats we’ve held this year on Wasan Island as part of the SIX Funders Node. …

Foundations can, and must, do more to tackle climate change

1 31 October 2019

Last October, the world’s leading climate scientists issued a final warning: we are running out of time to prevent disastrous global warming. A year on, their message has made its mark in the UK and …

Private philanthropy and public legitimacy

1 Dwight Upton 27 October 2019

What makes a private foundation ‘legitimate’? And what role does public scrutiny play in answering this question? My reflection was piqued by two recent thought pieces on private philanthropy and public legitimacy. The first, from …

Transparency: one small step for funders, one giant leap for equity

Crawford Hackett 7 May 2019

In order to solve a problem, one must first identify its parameters. This applies, too, to the philanthropic sector; to that end, many of us are pushing for greater transparency in our field. For example, …

A tale of two approaches: Philanthropy vs Foreign Aid

Miss Jayda Auer 29 March 2019

In the past century, massive strides have been made in raising living standards for all people. For perhaps the first time in history, the vast majority of children (95 per cent) survive their first five …

The new philanthropists

2 Morton Heller DDS 11 March 2019

Annaleise is in her late 20’s and lives in New Mexico. She’s a college graduate and works as a counsellor. Not the typical profile of a philanthropist who ‘planned giving’ officers engage with. But late …