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Background Paper:The Future of Philanthropy and Development in the Pursuit of Human Wellbeing

Background Paper:The Future of Philanthropy and Development in the Pursuit of Human Wellbeing

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The Bellagio Initiative

The Future of Philanthropy and Development in the Pursuit of Human Wellbeing
Background Paper

Philanthropy: Current Context and Future Outlook

The Resource Alliance
November 2011
The Bellagio Initiative

The Future of Philanthropy and Development in the Pursuit of Human Wellbeing
Background Paper

Philanthropy: Current Context and Future Outlook

The Resource Alliance
November 2011

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The Bellagio Initiative
The Future of Philanthropy and Development inthe Pursuit of Human Wellbeing
Background Paper 
Philanthropy: Current Contextand Future Outlook
The Resource AllianceNovember 2011
Draft
 
B
BellagioInitiative
Copyright is jointly held by the three Bellagio Initiative partners: Instituteof Development Studies (IDS), the Resource Alliance and the Rockefeller Foundation.
IDS
is a leading global charity for research, teaching and information oninternational development. Its vision is a world in which poverty does notexist, social justice prevails and economic growth is focused onimproving human wellbeing. IDS believes that research knowledge candrive the change that must happen in order for this vision to be realised.
The Resource Alliance
has a vision of a strong andsustainable civil society. It aims to achieve this through building skills andknowledge, and promoting excellence. To help organisations increase their fundraising capabilities, the Resource Alliance provides a range of services and resources, including conferences, international and regionalworkshops, accredited in-depth courses in fundraising andcommunications, tailor-made training and mentoring, research,publications, newsletters and award programmes.
The Rockefeller Foundation
has a mission to promote thewellbeing of people throughout the world. It has remained unchangedsince its founding in 1913. Its vision is that this century will be one in
which globalisation’s benets are more widely shared and its challenges
are more easily weathered. To realise this vision, the Foundation seeks toachieve two fundamental goals in its work:1. It seeks to build resilience that enhances individual,community and institutional capacity to survive, adapt, and grow in theface of acute crises and chronic stresses.2. It seeks to promote growth with equity so that poor andvulnerable people have more access to opportunities thatimprove their lives.
 
In order to achieve these goals, the Foundation provides much of its
support through time-bound initiatives that have dened
objectives and strategies for impact.For further information on the Bellagio Initiative:E-mail: contact@thebellagioinitiative.orgWeb: www.bellagioinitiative.org
About the Background Paper 
This paper was developed to provide general context to discussions on the state of thephilanthropic sector. Unlike the Commissioned Papers for the Bellagio Initiative, its focus is topresent a review of existing literature and it has not been subject to a peer review process.
 A nal version of the paper will be available following the summit of the Bellagio Initiative
(November 9th 22nd 2011)
 
The Bellagio Initiative
 
The Future of Philanthropy and Developmentin the Pursuit of Human Wellbeing
PHILANTHROPY 
:
 
C
URRENT
C
ONTEXT AND
F
UTURE
O
UTLOOK 
 
[Issues, Actors and Instruments] 
[This
 
report 
 
attempts
 
to
 
 provide
 
an
 
overview 
 
of 
 
 philanthropy 
 
and 
 
the
 
‘philanthropic
 
eco
system’ 
 
that 
 
has
 
evolved 
 
over 
 
the
 
recent 
 
decade.
 
Special 
 
 focus
 
of 
 
the
 
report 
 
is
 
on
 
overseas
 
 philanthropy 
 
and 
 
 philanthropic
 
money 
 
 for 
 
development 
 
causes.
 
This
 
report 
 
approaches
 
the
 
still 
 
heated 
 
debate
 
around 
 
development 
 
and 
 
aid 
 
 from
 
various
 
angles,
 
bringing
 
the
 
 perspectives
 
of 
 
grantees
 
and 
 
recipients
 
of 
 
 philanthropic
 
development 
 
resources
 
to
 
the
 
table
 
as
 
well 
 
as
 
those
 
of 
 
 funders
 
and 
 
donors.
 
It 
 
represents
 
an
 
aggregation
 
of 
 
available
 
data
 
on
 
resources
 
and 
 
money 
 
 flows
 
as
 
well 
 
as
 
an
 
extensive
 
qualitative
 
analysis
 
of 
 
the
 
 philanthropic
 
eco
system
 
based 
 
on
 
in
depth
 
interviews
 
with
 
leading
 
experts.]
 
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