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Minority Report: Philanthropy's Diversity Deficit

Summer 2012

Minority Report: Philanthropy's Diversity Deficit

Magazine

In this edition Philanthropy UK discovers why encouraging and supporting greater diversity among funders would be of benefit to all. It highlights a need for research so we can gain a truer picture of diversity in UK philanthropy and can harness existing giving efforts into a movement as the USA has done.

Magazine contents

Magazine article
Widening participation is an established principle of the UK today – but not, it seems, of philanthropy. In a bid to discover how diverse UK philanthropy is and whether it...
Magazine article
We welcome the focus given in this quarterly review on the issue of racial diversity in philanthropy in the UK. The subject is long overdue for serious discussion and more...
Magazine article
One in five migrants sent money out of the UK in the form of remittances in the past year, according to findings in Understanding Society, a world-leading study of the...
Case study
Kavita Oberoi’s first experience of philanthropy was aged 15, giving £100 a month to charities from the salary of her first after-school job.
Case study
“Culturally the South Asian community places great importance on charity,” says Manoj Badale, Chairman of The British Asian Trust (BAT), which was founded in 2007 by a group of British Asian business leaders at the suggestion of HRH The Prince of Wales, following a visit to India and consultation with South Asian community leaders.
Case study
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Ram Gidoomal has for 25 years devoted himself to working with other philanthropists and charities in addressing poverty across the globe, supporting the marginalised and addressing inequality in the UK.
Case study
“Philanthropy is healthy and active among the ethnic minority communities in the UK. It is also complex and occurs on multiple levels”, says Lara Rufus.
Magazine article
Nearly four years ago, when the United States elected its first African American president, America had high hopes that this would set the stage for viewing race with a new...
Magazine article
I was a latecomer to the world of philanthropy. My involvement in the charity sector is probably somewhat unusual as there has been no family history or childhood influences. I...
Influential reader
Our ‘influential reader’ in this edition is Sara Llewellin, Chief Executive of the Barrow Cadbury Trust, a 'hands on' grant making foundation that works very closely with grantees and other...
Book Review
Olivier Zunz Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012. 381pp. Hardcover. ISBN 978-0-691-12836-8.£19.95 There are three kinds of book reviews that are tricky to write. The first is when the book is not very good and diplomacy is required to convey an...
Report
New Philanthropy Capital
This report provides an in-depth insight into how changes in public sector commissioning are affecting the charity sector. Based on a survey of charities that have an income over £800,000...
Book Review
Caroline Fiennes Giving Evidence, 2012. 262pp. ISBN 978-0-9571633-0-0. £16.01. www.giving-evidence.com The quirky price of this book reflects not only the famous Charitable Uses Act of 1601, whose influence is still felt on the shape and nature of the UK charity...
Book Review
Peter Klein and Angelica Berrie This book provides an overview for understanding the issues involved in managing a private foundation and a practical road map for setting one up. It covers the basics of estate planning and charitable giving, investment...

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