A global network to devise more powerful ways of addressing injustice & violence, and the role that philanthropy can play.



Philanthropy in Russia

The report provides an overview of the current state of philanthropy in Russia, based on conversations with people who have been working to promote, support or strengthen different areas of philanthropy. It is part of a larger study, started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today.

Philanthropy in India

This report on Indian philanthropy by Caroline Hartnell is based on a study that started in 2016. It is part of a larger study in other emerging economies to review the current state of philanthropy and what role it is playing in the world. It has been published by PSJP in association Alliance, WINGS and the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University.


Resourcing social justice: understanding philanthropy in India

Response to Caroline Hartnell by Tulika Srivastava Sarojini Naidu once quipped to Mahatma Gandhi: ‘Bapuji! It takes a lot of money to keep you poor!’ Conversations about philanthropy and social justice as a sector are few in India, which makes Caroline Hartnell’s paper extremely relevant and timely. She has undertaken a herculean task, in providing a reader-friendly frame to…

Transparency and philanthropy – an oxymoron in india? Not anymore.

By Sumitra Mishra and Chandrika Sahai India has traditionally been a philanthropic culture with giving ingrained in all of its major religions, a part of everyday life. However, both formal and informal giving in India have mainly been private matters, the choice of cause and the method of giving have mostly been motivated by the…

Global corporations avoid millions in tax – and philanthropy benefits!

In the latest installation of Philanthropy Thinker -Alliance’s new online column, independent writer and consultant, Halima Mahomed, assesses the relationship between philanthropy and tax justice, and why philanthropy needs to address the elephant in the room. ‘Tax is an unpopular topic for most; in philanthropy, even more so. It often sits in the shadowy corner of…

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Opening at the Atlantic Fellows programme at LSE

The Atlantic Fellows programme in Social and Economic Equity, housed within the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute (III) is recruiting a Global Network Officer. They are looking for a driven and inspiring individual with experience in building meaningful relationships across global networks, particularly at the intersection of social movements, civil society and academia. Ideally, s/he will…

The story of grassroots activism in Northern Ireland told by Avila Kilmurray

Much has been written about the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, but one story remains untold: that of the grassroots activism that maintained local communities in the face of violence. Community Action in a Contested Society: The Story of Northern Ireland, by Avila Kilmurray published in 2017 available now from Peter Lang Publishers, speaks through the voices of the activists themselves, drawn from both sides of a divided society.