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Cultures of Giving Country Profile: India

January 12, 2022

This report has been prepared for the WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group by Dr Abhijit Prabhughate and Dr Madhulika Tyagi at the Ashoka University Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP). 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.

Community Philanthropy; Corporate Philanthropy; Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; Giving and Volunteering; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

Charitable giving as viewed by Ukrainians in 2021

October 28, 2021

Charitable Giving as Viewed by Ukrainians in 2021 provides an analysis of the attitude of Ukrainians towards giving, an overview of key trends in the Ukrainian charity sector and identifies points of potential growth.Every three years the Zagoriy Foundation conducts a similar research. While the last study was published in 2019, the consequences of the pandemic rapidly changed the landscape of charity and thus prompted the foundation to conduct its new study on the state of charity in Ukraine in 2021. In this new report, the results of a survey conducted in mid-2021 (by the Ukrainian Center for Public Opinion Research Sotsioinform commissioned by the Zagoriy Foundation) are compared to the 2019 respective data sets. The authors provide an in-depth analysis of how and why people engage (or don't engage) in charitable giving, with a particular focus on the attitude and trust towards charitable foundations.

Giving and Volunteering; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

Cultures of Giving Country Profile: Saudi Arabia

October 20, 2021

This report has been prepared for the WINGS Cultures of Giving Working Group by Natasha Matic from the King Khalid Foundation and Atallah Kuttab from SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory. 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.

Foundation Sector, History and Analysis; Giving and Volunteering; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

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

All In for Women & Girls: How Women's Fund and Foundation Donors Are Leading Through Philanthropy

July 1, 2019

This study examines, in a comprehensive and quantitative manner, the impact of women's fund and foundation donors on women's and girls' causes.This research can beneft donors—especially those who give to women and girls, or who are interested in doing so—as well as fundraisers and other nonprofit leaders who seek to propel social change and work with gender-based issues.

Gender and Women; Giving and Volunteering

UK Giving 2019: An Overview of Charitable Giving in the UK

May 1, 2019

This UK Giving 2019 report is one of an international series, produced across the CAF GlobalAlliance, a world-leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.The series also includes reports covering Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, South Africa, and the United States.This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports.

Giving and Volunteering; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

Bulgaria Giving 2019 : An Overview of Charitable Giving in Bulgaria

April 1, 2019

This Bulgaria Giving 2019 report is one of an international series, produced across the CAF GlobalAlliance, a world-leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.The series also includes reports covering Australia, Brazil, Russia, Canada, India, South Africa, the United States,and the UK.This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports.

Giving and Volunteering; Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector, Civil Society

Russia Giving 2019 : An Overview of Charitable Giving in Russia

February 1, 2019

This Russia Giving 2019 report is one of an international series, produced across the CAF GlobalAlliance, a world-leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.The series also includes reports covering Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, South Africa, the United States,and the UK.This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports.For additional information: https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/research/caf-international-research-hub

Giving and Volunteering

South Africa Giving 2019

January 29, 2019

This South Africa Giving 2019 report is one of an international series, produced across the CAF GlobalAlliance, a world-leading network of organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society.The series also includes reports covering Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, India, Russia, the United States,and the UK.This is the second edition of this unique collection of country reports. As the series grows we will be ableto look at trends in giving for the first time: why and how people of different ages and social groups givein different countries; the way they give and who they give to, as well as gaining a better understanding ofpeople's participation in social and civic activities beyond financial donations and volunteering.

Giving and Volunteering

CAF World Giving Index 2018 : A Global View of Giving Trends

October 1, 2018

In its ninth year, the CAF World Giving Index looks at charitable behaviour around the world and shares insights into the nature of giving and trends in global generosity. It is based on data collected over a five year period (2013-2017) and includes results from 146 countries collected throughout 2017.Each country is ranked for three giving behaviours as follows:Helping a strangerDonating moneyVolunteering timeKey Findings:Giving has increased in developed countries; a welcome reversal of the decline we saw last year amongst most of the top- scoring Western countries.The giving gap between the continents is closing. For example, five years ago there was a 7 percentage point gap between the index scores of the Americas and Africa. Now it stands at just 1 percentage point.More people around the world reported helping a stranger and volunteering their time in 2017, but the proportion donating money has declined for the second year in a row.

Giving and Volunteering

Philanthropy's Reflective Practices

August 9, 2018

What do skilled philanthropy practitioners have in common? They are active learners about the fields, issues and places they support. That is their first discipline. And, they work at creating meaningful connections with grantees and others, especially when power imbalances, difficult conversations or differing viewpoints are at play. This is their second discipline. In this guide, you will find their stories about using four methods of reflective practice that can help you build what you bring to advancing change inside your foundation, with your grantees and other partners.

Administration and Management; Giving and Volunteering; Philanthropy, Theory, Philosophy and History

Measuring the Impact of Volunteering : Position Paper

March 1, 2018

Volunteering is the most visible expression of promoting solidarity, facilitating social inclusion and building social capital. For these reasons Volonteurope aims to promote the need for greater recognition of volunteering and explore ways to better capture its impact in systemic form through this policy paper.This paper provides a summary of research carried out in Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Italy, The Netherlands, Romania, Serbia and the United Kingdom. It also defines social impact and identifies case studies on how Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) measure their impact. An overview of the main tools available to assist the learning process and facilitate social and economic impact assessment is outlined. These tools are described in details and their strengths and limitations are highlighted.

Evaluation and Learning; Giving and Volunteering; Human Rights, Citizenship, Democracy

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