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Does Philanthropy Do The Public Good?

Philanthropy has long played a key role in our communities on local, national, and global scales. Yet if we have often assumed that giving is good, we must also step back and ask, “good for whom?” In recent years, more voices are raising questions and critically engaging philanthropy and the notions of the public good. 

In short, how do we know when philanthropy does the public good?


A lecture by David P. King, in partnership with the Fulbright Commission

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/good-philanthropy

DATE: March 23, 2022
TOPIC: Research and Scholarship
TYPE: Video
KEYWORDS: Philanthropy
AUTHOR: David P. King