Litigating for social change: what can funders learn from global experience?

By Steven McCaffery Strategic litigation can be a powerful tool for positive social change, but when is it the right investment for philanthropy? A new book draws on the international experience of successful campaigns and offers real-world lessons on avoiding the pitfalls. From policing in New York, to classroom conditions in post-apartheid South Africa, the push…

Transformative…but for good or ill? Corporate philanthropy in India in the era of mandatory CSR

Andrew Milner examines the scale, impact, limitations, and pitfalls of Indian corporate philanthropy five years since the introduction of mandatory CSR contributions. Over the last five years, Indian corporate philanthropy has been transformed by the introduction of mandatory CSR contributions for companies over a certain size, so much so that, to all intents and purposes,…

Puja Marwaha accepts the 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at WINGS Funders Meeting

Puja Marwaha of CRY (Child Rights and You) was announced as the 5th winner of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at the WINGS International Meeting for Funders in Barcelona, 26–27 March.Also nominated for the prize this year include: Frederick Mulder, The Funding Network Florencia Roitstein, Ellas: Women & Philanthropy Henry Timms & Asha Curran, 92Y…

Philanthropy in the Arab Region – reflections from the UAE

By Natasha Ridge A new report from Philanthropy and Social Justice and Peace entitled Philanthropy in the Arab Region makes a valuable contribution to understanding philanthropic efforts across the Middle East through highlighting both the excellent work that is going on in the region as well as drawing our attention to the challenges facing the nascent sector. The report,…

Arab philanthropy moves from charity to development, new reports finds

Philanthropy’s role in the Arab region is shifting from a more traditional religious and charitable paradigm to one of secular development. That’s a central finding of a new working paper published today by the Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) network in association with Alliance, Arab Foundations Forum, John D Gerhart Center for Philanthropy, King Khalid Foundation, Philanthropy Age,…