There is a new age of philanthropy in Europe – a €50 billion plus financial market. Changing attitudes to wealth, growing social need and innovations in finance are creating a revolution in how we give, aided and sometimes abetted by governments.
Mapping the changes, Christopher Carnie focuses on high-value philanthropists – people and foundations as ‘major donors’ – investing or donating €25,000 upwards.
Designed to help people find their way around the sector, this book includes interviews with philanthropists, advisers and fundraisers, and provides practical insider knowledge to access donors and donor information.
Complete with a substantial appendix of sources, this book helps readers understand the revolution in philanthropy in Europe and provides market information for anyone building strategies for fundraising or philanthropy.
“Throughout the first four parts of the book the author successfully draws up the intellectual heritage of European philanthropy… The last four parts of the book, however, show a deep knowledge and thorough understanding that reveal his past on the inside of fund-raising with colourful anecdotes and striking quotes… This book is relevant for all professionals and aspiring professionals in social profit strategic planning.” Voluntas
"At a time of great change, both in philanthropy and in Europe, this is an important book written by an accomplished and cerebral fundraising practitioner." Dr Beth Breeze, Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent
“This book will be invaluable to anyone looking to improve effective giving in a new age of philanthropy." Guus Loomans, Charity manager, Rabobank
Part one: Introduction;
Is philanthropy changing?;
Not new philanthropy;
Part two: New people;
Evidence and effects;
Part three: The government likes philanthropy;
Why government acts;
Part four: Transparency;
Transparency in practice;
Part five: Enter the professionals;
Working for change;
Part six: Redesigning giving;
The new forms of philanthropy;
How to do good;
Part seven: Uncovering philanthropy in Europe;
The deeper view;
Find the philanthropists;
Part eight: Preparing for change;
Conclusions and future.