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Welcome to our first newsletter of the year. We have curated highlights for you from the Giving Thought think-tank, insight from our Campaigns team on the Public Affairs blog and lively debate from our Podcast.

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Spring highlights 2019

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Why UK Government should be doing more to protect civil society space

15 April 2019 - Gráinne Mathews reviews the Independent Commission for Aid Impact's recent report on DFID’s civil society partnerships around the world.
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What is the unique role of philanthropic foundations?

9 April 2019 - Find out in our latest Giving Thought podcast as we chat to @PaulBRamsbottom from @wolfsonfdn
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Studying and teaching philanthropy as an academic discipline

12 March 2019 - We talk to Beth Breeze from the University of Kent about why studying and teaching philanthropy is important, and what it entails.
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What do Rutger Bregman's Davos criticisms mean for philanthropy?

1 February 2019 - The historian went viral for calling on the world's elite to "stop talking about philanthropy and start talking about taxes" at this year's WEF meeting in Davos. What impct could his criticisms have?
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What happens when you ask an AI to come up with charity names?

27 February 2019 - Through a light-hearted experiment, CAF’S Rhodri Davies shows that even the smallest charities can play with AI bots without needing specialist knowledge or breaking the bank. This article was first published in Charity Digital News.
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Women and Philanthropy podcast

26 February 2019 - Celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March, we discuss famous female philanthropists, women's emancipation and charity, and philanthropy as a tool to fight for women’s rights.


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