Philanthropy: Tight?

Issued: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:06:00 BST

Group photograph of Dr Jillian Gordon with guest speakers at the ESRC funded seminar 'The power of philanthropy and giving: exploring opportunities and challenges of wealth distribution'.

Dr Jillian Gordon, Senior Lecturer in Management, organised a seminar on 'The power of philanthropy and giving: exploring opportunities and challenges of wealth distribution', which took place on 7 September 2016, hosted by the University of Strathclyde.

Philanthropy’s practical challenges formed the basis for this seminar, which looked at disincentives for giving and practical obstacles for individuals interested in philanthropy, questions of allocating and rationing limited philanthropic resources faced by those active in the area, and the inbuilt fragility of philanthropy and its resource bases.

The event formed part of the seminar series 'Philanthropy to the rescue? Exploring the opportunities, strengths and challenges of philanthropy' and was funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Further information and details on the other events in the series can be found from Philanthropy to the rescue?

Guest speakers

Guest speakers included Fiona Duncan, Chief Executive of Lloyds TSB Foundation; Douglas Hamilton, Director of RS MacDonald Trust; and Angus Nelson, Head of Fundraising for Oxfam Scotland.

Programme  

A programme of the seminar, which includes topics that were discussed, can be downloaded: Philanthropy: Tight? (pdf)


Further information: business-events@glasgow.ac.uk

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