How did a research team come to its conclusions about philanthronationalism, patron-client relationships, and other themes in Sri Lankan philanthropy? We talk to one of the key researchers to find out.
Law & Policy
A close examination of Sri Lankan charitable practices reveals the potential of philanthropy to expand and play a developmental role, as well as the hurdles that still stand in the way of greater social engagement.
Government partnerships are essential for achieving scale but can be a challenge to manage. Here are a few tips from AVPN 2014 on how you can manage these tricky partnerships.
Donors want reporting and evaluation metrics, but they’re often not willing to fund costs related to gathering and analyzing data. What does that mean for nonprofits?
Thanks to a new direct registration process, the number of Chinese NGOs has swelled to over 500,000. But there is still much more the government can do to ease the burdens of operations for local nonprofits.
Chinese legislators have been sitting on a bill that would make charitable giving mandatory for all citizens. Will this be an effective approach to unlocking philanthropy in the country?
India’s new CSR law is stirring quite the debate over effective use of corporate philanthropy. But let’s try to think of it this way: the new CSR law is actually an exercise in corporate empowerment, a way of decentralizing tax distribution.
Human trafficking is foremost a moral issue, but its continued existence is also disturbingly supported by market forces. This report from the Indian strategic philanthropy foundation Dasra examines the supply and demand sides of human sex trafficking in India.
Bhutanese and Burmese refugees encounter much difficulty when they arrive in the U.S., but we can take steps to help them adjust and contribute positively to society.
The BRICS diaspora could do big things for their respective homelands through philanthropy.