Philanthropy, philosophy and taxes

Where does philanthropy end and dirty self-promotion begin?  This was the question posed at the recent and fabulous Auckland Writer’s Festival to British philosopher Julian Baggini, economist and philanthropist Gareth Morgan and me by Radio NZ presenter Wallace Chapman. Here’s how we answered this question – plus a few other key points: Philanthropy ends when…

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How much do we give?

New research into financial giving in Aotearoa NZ, undertaken by Berl and commissioned by Philanthropy NZ, was released last week. You can listen to me discussing the results of the Giving New Zealand survey – and philanthropy more generally – with Ros Rice on the Collaborative Voices radio programme here: Alternatively, here is a short summary:…

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Philanthropy on TV

I was part of a story on TV1’s Seven Sharp programme today asking “are kiwis givers?”  See the clip here. Journalist Emma Keeling did a very nice job of talking about philanthropy and the Todd Foundation funded Y-men project, (which gets unemployed young men into work and training as ECE teachers in kindergartens), was inspiring. …

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Philanthropy in the media

Philanthropy and I have been in the media lately:  First out was an article in the April 2014 North and South magazine by Joanna Wane called Does money make you mean.  (I am quoted on page 45, thankfully in a positive light).  This was followed last month with Karle Du Fresne’s “And the Giver is”…

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