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I must admit I was somewhat surprised to see one of the sessions at the McGill Summer School entitled Generation apathy- what causes it? Who can solve it? There are a lot of descriptors I would use about Ireland’s young … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

  The Wheel, in partnership with the Carnegie Trust UK has announced a new project called The Peoples Conversation- Rethinking Citizenship for 2016. The project hopes to engage people in a discussion on what in means to be a citizen in … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

John and Laura Arnold are amongst two of the most generous and controversial people in Philanthropy. Generous in that they have given way almost €1.5bn, controversial for their vocal support for the need for pension reform in the US.Their foundation … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of altruism the fact that human being often give generously to others with no expectation of reward. As this blog post and video from the  New Scientist shows, altruistic behaviour does seem … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

Over the last few days I have been doing some research to input to the new strategy for Philanthropy Ireland. I wanted to write a small section for the introduction on the contribution that philanthropy has made to Ireland. However, … Continue reading → [...The post will open in a new tab... ]

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WHAT IS PHILANTHROPY?

Philanthropy is a particular kind of charitable giving. It is focused on the root causes of problems and making a sustainable improvement, as distinct from contributing to immediate relief.

Philanthropy is not the exclusive preserve of very wealthy people, What distinguishes philanthropic giving from more spontaneous once offcharitable donations is that the money is given with a degree of reflection and a clear purpose.

PHILANTHROPY POLL

    • Are your charitable donations feeling the pinch?

      • No
        51%
      • Yes
        49%

      Total Voters: 35

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