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Bridges Ventures, the venture capital firm that invests in deprived areas whilst making substantial returns, this week announced a new advisory board that features some of the UK’s leading business figures.

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In a move that recognises philanthropists in the most egalitarian way, five of Australia’s most generous individuals will be honoured on postage stamps.

The Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) reports that the...

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A new organisation to promote and co-ordinate philanthropic initiatives across the Arab world was announced this week.

The organisation, Arab Philanthropy Establishment, was the outcome of a two-day philanthropy conference, 'From...

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Around 20 university-based researchers from the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Belgium met at Vrije University in Amsterdam on 17th January. The purpose of the gathering was to exchange...

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Catalyst Fund Management & Research, the social business investor, has launched a new £25m fund, with a £5m investment from Barclays.

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The stereotype of a philanthropist being a suited middle-aged man of means is being challenged by the increasing involvement of and growing profile of women philanthropists, who are the subject...

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Breaking from traditional practice, major charitable foundations in the US are beginning to connect the social and environmental effect of their endowment investments with their philanthropic goals, as has been...

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Generosity appears to run in families and now scientists say they can show it is genetic.

Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem gave 203 people $US12 in an online task...

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Nigerian philanthropist Leo Stan-Ekeh, Chairman and CEO, Zinox Technologies, has taken on the challenge of empowering his country's students to be able to access IT facilities at affordable rates, and...

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Never one to shy away from a challenge Oprah Winfrey, America’s queen of day-time television, is developing her O Philanthropy charity and foundations to embrace new educational initiatives and reality...

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