From 2013 - 2017 the Future World Giving project created, over a suite of reports, a policy framework to help governments seize the potential for rapidly growing middle class populations to engage in philanthropy.

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    AI4Giving - Unlocking generosity with artificial intelligence: The future of giving

    By Beth Kanter and Allison Fine, with contributions from CAF's Rhodri Davies. This research paper was made possible with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
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    Old money VS new money

    13 March 2018 - We explore what the difference between inherited and created wealth means for philanthropy with topics including; attitudes to wealth, future money and pre-commitment, and cryptophilanthropy.
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    Building trust in charitable giving

    This report highlights some extremely worrying trends around the world and states that regressive policies towards charities risks undermining public trust and threatens to stifle the growth of charitable giving.
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    Unlocking the potential of global philanthropy

    This report aims to estimate the possible extent of charitable giving around the world if governments and the voluntary sector were to harness the potential of the huge expansion of the middle classes.
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    Enabling an independent not-for-profit sector

    This report warns that poor legislation on not-for-profit campaigning and independence could jeopardise efforts to promote giving among new generations of middle class people emerging across the world.


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