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CPID focuses its thought leadership and knowledge creation and dissemination efforts towards shaping philanthropic practices and approaches for inclusive development. This is achieved through organising gatherings, events, workshops, and learning modules with the evidence generated by the Centre.

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Why students need to be educated about philanthropy

The original Greek definition of the word ‘philanthropy’ is love for humankind. While India has had a rich tradition of philanthropy over centuries, one rarely hears people speak in ways that truly reflect this meaning today.

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How Philanthropy Can Enable Systems Reform for More Equitable School Education in India

ISDM-CPID’s Urvi Shriram and Shubhi Sharma in this blog for AVPN discuss how philanthropy’s ultimate role is to inform policy and system reform that bring change at scale, and help the government implement strategies and processes to uplift the bottom half of the segment.

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Decolonising Philanthropy: From conceptual apprehension to functional progress

Read this piece by Urvi Shriram (Lead, ISDM CPID) and Dr Shonali Banerjee (Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Judge Business School) on Decolonising Philanthropy and embedded power structures in the act of giving in a special feature by the Alliance magazine guest edited by the two authors.

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Reinventing the role of Philanthropy for Social Justice in India

Urvi Shriram, Lead, ISDM-Centre for Philanthropy for Inclusive Development, writes for AVPN blogs and shares her views on why it is critical to have a deliberate and sustained focus on embedding social justice and equality in giving for transformational change.

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Moving beyond charity towards philanthropy for social justice: Role of local leadership in philanthropy

This blog is based on an episode of the ISDM-CPSJ 2022 Philanthropy and Social Justice Conversation Series that features conversations with thought leaders and action leaders on the need to reshape and tap the potential of philanthropy for social justice in India.

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Partnering for systemic change: Big Indian philanthropy and its relationship with rights and advocacy

Three current trends within the Indian landscape today—growing inequality, increasing constraints on foreign funding for civil society organisations , and the promising potential for growth in Indian social sector funding, underline the moment of reckoning for big Indian philanthropy.

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From charitable giving to social justice: Reimagining the role of philanthropy in India

India’s social sector is witnessing unprecedented growth as well as disruption. The robust civil society in India continues to work tirelessly towards accomplishing transformational change in socioeconomic structures to bring prosperity for all; where the benefits of growth and opportunities are more fairly distributed across communities and regions.

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International Society for Third Sector Research

Urvi Shriram, Lead, ISDM-CPID and Dr. Ria Sinha, Research Lead, ISDM-CPID presented the paper ‘From Charity to Social Justice-Insights on Rethinking and Reshaping Philanthropy in India’ in the session ‘Attitudes about philanthropy and its role: Strategies and roles’ of the 15th ISTR Conference (International Society for Third sector Research) 12-15th July, 2022.

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Unleashing the power of philanthropy

This document encapsulates the center’s insights into the interconnectedness of philanthropy, SPOs, and communities drawn from interviews conducted with stakeholders, providing a comprehensive overview of the intricate dynamics within the philanthropic ecosystem over the past two years.

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A New Era of Giving

In A New Era of Giving, a series of essays edited by ISDM-CPID, thought leaders from across the globe weigh in on the issues and challenges that need to be addressed to make a shift from a charitable model of philanthropy to one that puts social justice at its core. From basic ethical questions about giving, to worked examples and innovative finance solutions that have sparked real change, this collection is an important first step towards building a more equitable and inclusive society.

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Shifting from Charity to Justice: A Recasting of the Role of Philanthropic Organisations in the Indian Context

CPID’s Urvi Shriram, Ria Sinha and Mallika Luthra contributed a chapter to Management and Social Justice: Harnessing Management Theory and Practice for Collective Good edited by Simy Joy and Anita Howard.

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Decolonising Philanthropy: From conceptual apprehension to functional progress

Read this piece by Urvi Shriram (Lead, ISDM CPID) and Dr Shonali Banerjee (Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Judge Business School) on Decolonising Philanthropy and embedded power structures in the act of giving in a special feature by the Alliance magazine guest edited by the two authors.

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Implications of the shifts in the philanthropy ecosystem on social justice

An in-person and panel interaction With Neelima Khetan, CSR and social Sector advisor, Puja Marwaha, CEO, CRY, Suresh Reddy, CSR lead and Director SRF Foundation and Saransh Vaswani, Director and Co-Founder, Saajha for ISDM students, staff.

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Panel Discussion I Implications of the shifts in the philanthropy ecosystem on social justice

As part of our effort to build perspectives and knowledge on philanthropic practices and strategies, ISDM-CPID organised an in-person discussion on the Implications of the shifts in the philanthropy ecosystem on social justice to understand how funders and social purpose organisations can effectively work together and meaningfully engage with communities for sustainable social change.

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Imperatives for Social Justice Philanthropy in India

Dr Ria Sinha, Lead, ISDM-CPID recently made a presentation at the 82nd Academy of Management Meeting, Seattle for a session on ‘ Managing for Social Justice: Harnessing Management Theory and Practice for Collective Good’.

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International Society for Third Sector Research

Urvi Shriram, Lead, ISDM-CPID and Dr. Ria Sinha, Research Lead, ISDM-CPID presented the paper ‘From Charity to Social Justice-Insights on Rethinking and Reshaping Philanthropy in India’ in the session ‘Attitudes about philanthropy and its role: Strategies and roles’ of the 15th ISTR Conference (International Society for Third sector Research) 12-15th July, 2022.

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Conversation Series- Philanthropy & Social Justice Ep.1 | Ashish Dhawan | ISDM-CPSJ

The 2022 Philanthropy and Social Justice conversation Series features conversations with thought leaders and action leaders on the need to reshape and tap the potential of philanthropy for social justice in India.

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Conversation Series- Philanthropy & Social Justice Ep.2 | Rati, Director, Forbes Marshall| ISDM-CPSJ

In this episode, Rati Forbes, Director, Forbes Marshall and Head of the Forbes Marshall Foundation, and Urvi Shriram, Lead-ISDM Centre of Philanthropy for Social Justice discuss the essential difference between charity and philanthropy and how philanthropists can add greater value to the social purpose organisations that they associate with.

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Conversation Series-Philanthropy & Social Justice Ep.3 | Aniket Doegar- Hakqdarshak | ISDM-CPSJ

In this Episode, Aniket Doegar, Founder and CEO, Hakqdarshak, and Urvi Shriram, Lead, ISDM Centre of Philanthropy for Social Justice, analyse the processes of informing and empowering the citizens of India on their rights and building access towards government schemes that they can benefit from, in order to gain social security, financial inclusion and achieve a higher standard of living.

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Conversation Series- Philanthropy & Social Justice Ep.4 | Luis Miranda, Chairman, ISPP | ISDM-CPSJ

In this episode of the series, we discuss the challenges related to fundraising in the social sector as well as how to take a social justice lens in philanthropic interventions.

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Conversation Series- Philanthropy & Social Justice Ep.5 | Puja Marwaha, CEO, CRY | ISDM-CPSJ

In the fifth episode of the ongoing Conversation Series, Puja Marwaha, CEO, CRY, and Urvi Shriram, Lead CPSJ discuss the key pillars of rights-based and justice-oriented giving, and the challenges faced by philanthropists in tackling deep-rooted social injustices in the 5th episode of the 2022 Philanthropy and Social Justice Conversation Series.

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Conversation Series- Philanthropy & Social Justice Ep.6| Amit Chandra, Bain Capital India| ISDM-CPSJ

In the sixth episode of the ongoing Conversation Series, Amit Chandra, Chairperson, Bain Capital India, and Urvi Shriram, Lead, CPSJ, discuss how philanthropy can be entrepreneurial, take risks as well as keep adapting to the ever-changing needs of the development sector.

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