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The Philea Virtual Library includes over 1,000 free-to-download publications from a range of organisations and publishers on the topics of philanthropy, the management of foundations and the areas they are involved in and support. As a Philea member you can send us your publications for inclusion in the library which will also be added to the global IssueLab network where they will be made available to an extended audience, including users of Worldcat, the global catalogue used by tens of thousands of libraries. For questions or assistance, please contact the Philea Virtual Library.
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Cultures of Giving Country Profile: Russia

September 3, 2021

This report has been prepared for the WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group by Roman Sklotskiy from the Center for Philanthropy Development of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. The WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group explores and shares the many different types and ways philanthropy exists in the WINGS network as well as the diverse cultures of giving around the world.

Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; Giving and Volunteering

Le Fondazioni di Impresa in Italia : Rapporto di Ricerca 2019

January 1, 2019

A study and mapping of the corporate foundations in Italy. Statistical data and bibliographical references are included.

Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Industrial Foundations as Long-Term Owners

March 1, 2018

Short-termism has become a serious concern for corporate governance, and this has inspired a search for institutional arrangements to promote long-term decision-making. This paper supports the hypothesis that corporate time horizons are influenced by ownership structures and particularly that industrial foundations possess characteristics that promote long-termism. Policymakers, business owners, and managers interested in promoting long-term governance models should therefore reconsider the role of ownership structure.

Corporate Philanthropy; Governance, Boards and Strategy

Les Français et le Mécénat des Entreprises et des Entrepreneurs : Rapport d'Etude

October 1, 2017

A study that provides data regarding the perception of philanthropy, corporate philanthropy more specifically, by the general public in France. It demonstrates that the legitimity of philanthropy in France is quite high. 

Communication and Public Relations; Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Snapshot 2017 : What U.S. Employees Think About Workplace Giving, Volunteering and CSR

June 1, 2017

Conducted during the first and second quarters of 2017, this online survey is the latest in a series of original Snapshot research reports by America's Charities that track, analyze, and reflect on the changing nature of workplace-centered philanthropy and employee engagement.While previous iterations of Snapshot have focused on how companies are engaging their workers for social impact and how nonprofits are meeting corporate expectations, this latest edition puts the spotlight on the workers themselves. America's Charities wanted to compare and contrast how employees view giving and volunteering at the workplace and how their employers viewed what was important to the company and its employees.The Snapshot 2017 survey includes responses from 1,586 employees representing a diverse group of industries, age groupings, and roles within their respective companies.For previous versions: https://www.charities.org/giving-trends and additional facts and figures: https://www.charities.org/facts-statistics-workplace-giving-matching-gifts-and-volunteer-programs

Corporate Philanthropy; Giving and Volunteering

Strong Foundations: How Corporate Foundations Raise Money and Do Good Work

January 1, 2017

This report researches 20 of some of the most well known corporate foundations in the UK, to reveal general trends regarding:- sources of income- spending on charitable activities- causes to support- relationship to founder companyThe report then takes a closer look at 5 of these corporate foundations to provide greater insight into where and how they get their funding, who their trustees are, and what causes they are supporting.

Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Giving in Numbers: 2017 Edition

January 1, 2017

An in-depth analysis of 2016 corporate giving and employee engagement data from the world's largest companies, which is published every year by CECP in association with the Conference Board. Previous reports are also availabe there: http://cecp.co/home/resources/giving-in-numbers/

Corporate Philanthropy

The Game Changers: Corporate Foundations in a Changing World

December 1, 2016

This report demonstrates that, whilst financial support is vital, there can be so much more to the relationship between a business and its foundation. The leading foundations don't isolate themselves. They harness the business acumen and networks of the founding company to create impactful change – then measure the results. Corporate Citizenship Company call them the Game Changers. In analysing results of Corporate Citizenship's global survey of corporate foundations, they have identified six key characteristics that game-changing corporate foundations are exploring in order to innovate for impact.

Corporate Philanthropy

Giving Around the Globe 2016 Edition

September 26, 2016

Guidance for corporate community engagement professionals to steer their international strategies and navigate differences across regions.

Corporate Philanthropy

Foundations Giving Trends 2016

September 1, 2016

This report is part of an evolving series of annual research studies which identify and track foundation giving in the UK.This edition merges last year's separate publications – Foundation Giving Trends and Family Foundation Giving – into a single report. It brings together research data on the Top 300 independent foundations, the Top 150 family or family business foundations, and the Top 50 corporate foundations, all by size of giving. It focus on the Top 300 as together they represent 90% of all giving by value of the 10,000-plus independent foundations in the UK.

Corporate Philanthropy; Family Philanthropy

Panorama des fondations et des fonds de dotation créés par des entreprises mécènes - 2016

January 1, 2016

This 2nd edition of the Panorama pursues the analysis of the dynamics in the work led in 2014 and that of the evolution of the sector regarding evaluation, communication and strategic orientations, by being interested this time more particularly in the theme of the 'general interest'.

Communication and Public Relations; Corporate Philanthropy; Evaluation and Learning; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis

Perspectives on Arab and Global Philanthropy: Roles and Approaches

July 1, 2015

This is report of the consultative meeting held in Berlin 3-4 June 2015 on "Perspectives on Arab & Global Philanthropy: Roles and Approaches". The objective of the meeting was to highlight the changing landscape of philanthropy around the world and to understand how local traditions of giving and local discourses, such as from the Arab region, are building on global best practice and evolving patterns of philanthropy. The meeting included sessions covering local traditions, evolving areas of philanthropy (individual, family and corporate philanthropy, community philanthropy and impact investing/social investment), the role of philanthropy in society and its relationship to governments, and accountability, transparency and governance, and our own legitimacy.

Community Philanthropy; Corporate Philanthropy; Ethical issues and Good Practices; Family Philanthropy; Philanthropy, Theory, Philosophy and History

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