New Philanthropy Capital reports on giving in India

first_imgThis week sees a series of events encouraging philanthropy in India run by GiveIndia, a India-based organisation that promotes transparency and credibility among NGOs.Abha Thorat-Shah, Director of the British Asian Trust, which works with British Asian philanthropists, said: “This report is a very good reflection of philanthropy in India. We encourage philanthropists from the South Asian community here in the UK to be more strategic in their giving.“We are keen to inspire givers by showcasing the professionalism and drive of Indian NGOs. It’s really a question of getting our supporters to apply their business acumen to causes they are passionate about.”One recommendation from the research is that donors wishing to make a big difference can do so by paying for central costs and lending their skills to build the capacity of NGOs, as well as investing in impact measurement.‘Giving in India: A guide for funders and charities’ is edited by Simon Blake, Tara Chand, Nilanjana Dutta, Adrian Fradd, and Gaurav Gupta. The report can be download from NPC at no charge but registration is required.www.philanthropycapital.org/research/research_reports/international/giving_in_india.aspx Tagged with: Individual giving New Philanthropy Capital Research / statistics New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has joined with Delhi-based Copal Partners to publish two reports on philanthropy in India. According to ‘Giving in India’ and ‘Starting strong’, donors giving in India are not making the most of their money and should adopt a more strategic approach.The reports include advice for philanthropists on how to choose effective NGOs in India. Despite the growing philanthropy market in India, “few charities measure the impact of their work and donors do not consistently ask for the right information”, say NPC.The reports are based on over a year’s research by the two organisations into the funding market and performance of local NGOs all over India. They interviewed over 150 NGOs, and found that only 3% were measuring their results “in a robust way”. Advertisement Howard Lake | 29 September 2009 | News New Philanthropy Capital reports on giving in Indiacenter_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Holy Family Church: Economics and Catholic Social Teaching

first_imgFaith Essays & Inspirations Holy Family Church: Economics and Catholic Social Teaching Published on Friday, February 3, 2012 | 8:15 pm Community News Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Dr. Daniel K. Finn, Ph.D.Dr. Daniel K. Finn, PhD, a leading author and scholar on the relationship between economics and Catholic social teaching, spoke on Connecting Spirituality, Markets & the Financial Crisis: The Moral Theology of Markets.Dr. Finn is Professor of Theology and the William E. and Virginia Clemens Chair in Economics and the Liberal Arts at St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota. He is pastpresident of both the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Theological Society of America. A member of the Board of Trustees of USC’s Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies, his books include The Moral Ecology of Markets: a Framework for Assessing Justice in Economic Life (Cambridge, 2006) and The True Wealth of Nations: Catholic Social Thought and Economic Life (Oxford, 2010). He has received the Monica Hellwig Award for Outstanding Contributions to Catholic Intellectual Life from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the Thomas F. Divine Award for Lifetime Contributions to Social Economics and the Social Economy from the Association for Social Economics, and the Robert L. Spaeth Teacher of Distinction Award from Saint John’s University.Dr. Finn, who comes to us with the strong recommendation of Fr. Jim Heft, will outline the history of Catholic social teaching, and will discuss recent encyclicals and the proposal of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace for stronger international oversight of financial markets. A question and answer period will follow.The event was sponsored by Holy Family’s Social Concerns Ministry.Holy Family Church, 1501 Fremont Avenue South Pasadena, (626) 799-8908, or visit www.holyfamily.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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