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A recent article on the Daily Update of the Chronicle of Philanthropy  discussed changes in Jewish philanthropy.  See the March 23, 2018 issue, “More Jewish Philanthropy Is Going to Identity and Social-Change Issues,” by Maria Di Mento.

The March-April Harvard Business Review had a great article on “Diversity and Authenticity,” by Phillips, Rothbard, and Dumas.  Interesting to get perspectives on diversity from a leading business journal.

Carlos Madrid, a leading fundraiser in Mexico, wrote in the AFP journal, Advancing Philanthropy, about “Ethics and Fundraising in Mexico.”  If you’re not a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, perhaps you know someone who is and that person can share the article—or I can.

The Fall, 2016 issue of Advancing Philanthropy, the journal of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, featured an article worth noting:  “Why Philanthropy is More Successful in Some Countries than Others,” by Tessel Renzenbrink.

Based upon the survey results of 4,150 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is unique in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how donors worldwide prefer to give and engage with their favorite their favorite causes and charitable organizations.  Download the Report:

Check out this interesting item on giving by Chinese and Chinese Americans: Click to read
Very useful for those of you doing global work, and for anyone interested in culture and giving, here is a report worth downloading: Global Trends in Giving Report.
In The Economist, July 1, 2017, an articles addresses global aid—“Fading Faith in Good Works.” Puts aid into perspective.

Here is an article which points out the Latino economic power and obviously has implications for giving:

CASE president Sue Cunningham wrote an excellent piece in CASE Currents, in the July August edition, “Mind Your Language!”  Good suggestions on how we can navigate cross-cultural communication.

 Here’s something exciting from The Foundation Center:  New Website Promotes Philanthropy’s Role in Global Development was launched by the SDG Philanthropy Platform at a meeting of more than 150 leaders from philanthropy, government, UN agencies, civil society, and business. Held at the Ford Foundation on the eve of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, the event aimed to deepen connections between philanthropy leaders and others and assist foundations in better understanding the opportunities for joining efforts to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)., powered by Foundation Center, was designed by the Platform to facilitate funder engagement in the global development process. The site offers interactive maps and dashboards tracking key funding data; lists of top funders and recipients working on specific SDGs; a collection of literature, including case studies and interviews with global experts; and an online community that will serve as a hub for discussions and knowledge sharing worldwide. The SDG Philanthropy Platform is a partnership of the United Nations Development Programme, Foundation Center, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. is and always will remain freely accessible to the public.

Check out the Morino Institute,, for interesting items from this organization, established by a venture philanthropist.  A recent item stated, “Take a Leap, Across the Pond,” a reference to his classic book, Leap of Reason.

Here’s a recent report on Latino giving,, from Hispanics in Philanthropy.

You might find this item interesting:

→Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 08, 2017, Philanthropy to the Developing World Outpaces Government AidBy Maria Di Mento, Title: 2016 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances by the Center for Global Prosperity at the Hudson Institute.  Summary: U.S. private giving to developing countries totaled $43.9 billion in 2014, far outstripping the $33.1 billion the U.S. government spent, according to the report.

→Chronicle of Philanthropy Update, October 24, 2016, How Better Data Can Lead Nonprofits to Greater Diversity By Kelly Brown, Jacob Harold, and Robert Raben

→The Week, September 11, 2015, America’s Fear of Immigrants by Catherine Rampell, from The Washington Post.

→Chronicle of Philanthropy, July 21, 2015: U. of Miami Proves the Power of Hispanic Donors

→Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily Update, News and Analysis, NOVEMBER 09, 2015, Charitable Giving Up Worldwide, Down in the U.S., Survey States, By Drew Lindsay.  Refers to World Giving Index 2015: A Global View of Giving Trends

→In the October / November / December 2016 journal there is a book review that includes a useful item:  “Building Cultural Competence” by Kate Berardo and Darla K. Deardorff (Stylus Publishing, provides a treasure house of exercises you can do to broaden cultural competence for yourself and others in your organization.  These activities will help you learn to suspend judgment, communicate successfully, and work with different people in different environments.”

→See Advancing Philanthropy, Fall 2016, for an interesting article on “Why Philanthropy is More Successful in Some Countries More Than Others,” by Tessel Renzenbrink.

→The Economist, July 16, 2016, reported that Chinese bosses are giving more to Charity.  See “The Emperor’s Gift on page 27 of that issue.

→In a Chronicle of Philanthropy article, published in the Daily Update on February 4 2016, there appeared an interesting study on how there are links between Catholic and Muslim perceptions and preferences for giving.

→In Harvard Business Review, October 2015 issue, an article in the section called “Spotlight on the New Global Leader” stated, “Companies Don’t Go Global—People Do.”  This was an interview with international management expert Andy Molinsky by Sarah Cliffe.

→The Economist, Dec. 19, 2015 issue, had an interesting article on philanthropy in China, called “Panda Power.”

→The Chronicle of Philanthropy Daily Update of June 28, 2016, discussed the peak giving season for Muslim charities and donors.

→The Spring 2015 issue of Advancing Philanthropy had a good article written by Timothy K.W. Ma on “Capacity Building for Fundraising Organizations in Mainland China.”

→ has a great article on “Diving into the Hispanic Donor Pool,” volume 34 number 2

→The Chronicle Of Philanthropy Daily Update, September 01, 2016, had an excellent article by Eden Stiffman, “6 Steps to Attracting More Diverse Donors.”  Great advice on approaching potential donors from various population groups.

→If you really want to challenge your thinking, look this up!  From Scientific American, “How Diversity Makes Us Smarter.”  Being around people who are different from us makes us more creative, more diligent and harder-working  By Katherine W. Phillips on October 1, 2014

For a delightful and challenging “read,” look up this  book by David C. Thomas, The Multicultural Mind: Unleashing the Hidden Force for Innovation in your Organization, published by Berrett-Koehler, available on

→ The April 2016 issue of NonProfit Pro featured an article by Sean Norris, “International Fundraising:  Getting Started in the Big World of Global Giving—excellent perspectives and advice.

→ Valuable insights on African American philanthropy and roots of generosity were provided in the July 11, 2015 issue of The Economist, “Building AfroAmerica.”

→ The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy issued this article, “Small World, Big Gifts,” about major gifts around the world, indicating how philanthropy today crosses borders:


Check out this interesting report on global philanthropy, the 2016 BNP PARIBAS INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY INDEX. Official hashtag: #NewPhilanthropy

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An understanding of diversity and philanthropy in higher education fundraising is vital, according to Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) President Sue Cunningham. See her letter to the editor in the Chronicle Daily Update, APRIL 18, 2016 “For Moral and Financial Reasons, Fundraisers Need to Be More Diverse.”

→Diversity and Inclusion: As charitable organizations strive to be effective, they pay greater attention to and seek better understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence. This Hot Topic explores common definitions of diversity; provides some whys and hows of promoting diversity in the nonprofit governance structure, in philanthropic fundraising, and in the fundraising profession; and suggests additional resources related to diversity and inclusion. Click here to read

→ Another great report is found on Search for “Diversity in Giving” as you also peruse the rest of the website.

→ A cautionary note is presented in the October 2015 issue ofHarvard Business Review, “When Culture Doesn’t Translate.”

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