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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…

Philanthropy in India Report Sparks Questions…and Opportunity

By Lauren Bradford Recently, Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace, in association with Alliance magazine, Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), and the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University, released a highly anticipated thought piece on the emerging philanthropic sector in India, one of the largest and most rapidly changing countries in…