University of Plymouth fundraising think tank launches new collaboration
21 April 2015
Plymouth University’s fundraising think tank, Rogare, and the Resource Alliance have joined together in a two-year research collaboration to explore different philanthropic behaviours and how they deliver value to human wellbeing around the world.
This research will look at the relationships between different innovations and trends, such as social entrepreneurship, impact investment and venture philanthropy, as well as the methods of direct, donor-to-beneficiary support which cut out the ‘middleman’ nonprofit organisation.
“As traditional models of giving are being challenged by new kinds of social investment, it’s more crucial than ever to understand the different ways in which people give, the strengths and weaknesses, and how they work together. What are the temporary fads and what are the game-changing trends? ... We believe that this research will help fundraisers to understand these emerging models, how they affect the sector and very importantly, how they impact on social change.” Kyla Shawyer, Chief Executive, Resource Alliance
The research – led by Professor Adrian Sargeant - will look at five types of innovations and philanthropic behaviours:
- Social entrepreneurship
- Impact investment
- Venture philanthropy
- Disintermediation (philanthropy direct to beneficiaries without going through a nonprofit agency)
- Organised philanthropy.
Visit the Resource Alliance website at: www.resource-alliance.org
Visit the Rogare website at: www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/plymouth-business-school/rogare