Future of Philanthropy – Final Report
We are very pleased to share the full report from our Future of Philanthropy programme. A PPT document is on https://www.slideshare.net/futureagenda2/future-of-philanthropy-2018-global-insights-summary
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This report is the detailed synthesis of insights gained from multiple discussions around the world. It brings together views on how philanthropy is expected to change in the next decade from a wide range of experts from 9 workshops on 4 continents undertaken over the past 12 months in Mumbai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Oxford, London, Washington DC, Quito and Dubai.
This decade sees philanthropy at a pivotal point. The evolving geopolitical landscape, the rapid creation of new wealth and a greater awareness of how philanthropy can create social change have already led to exciting innovation and new thinking. This is influencing approaches to giving and social responsibility across the world.
During our conversations three interconnected drivers of change for the next decade were identified. These are Power, Knowledge and, inherent to both of these, Trust. They will shape the evolution of philanthropy over the next decade. The report examines 52 sub-insights and explores regional differences in perspective.
This report is written for anyone with an interest in philanthropy and how to make it more effective with higher impact in the future. It will be useful to individuals, charities and other NGO’s, businesses and governments as well as advisors to each of these audiences. As Badr Jafar, our Global Patron, states in his foreword “No one can predict the future, yet we can strive to become better informed about what is ahead and use that information to be better change makers, enablers and impact-driven almsgivers.”
The Future of Philanthropy Programme was organised in partnership with a number of leading organisations around the world. We would like to acknowledge and thank them for their collaboration and support. In particular we would like to thank Badr Jafar for his continued support of the initiative and all of our Regional Hosts – Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, Feedback Labs, Global Giving, Asobanca, Quito Consejo Metropolitano de Responsabilidad Social, Ankur Capital, Roads Ahead Consulting, The Lien Centre for Social Innovation at Singapore Management University, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Alpha Catalyst Consulting, The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School, Oxford, The Fore, New Philanthropy Capital and the British Asian Trust.
We would like to thank Professor Cathy Pharoah, Visiting Professor of Charity Funding and Co-Director of the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at Cass Business School for writing the initial perspective on the topic. Finally, we would also like to thank The Pearl Initiative and Philanthropy Age in supporting the sharing of this report.