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NOVEMBER 2017: The Poor Philanthropist - light and shadows in community giving
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When: Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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The Annual Philanthropy Talk 2017

The Poor Philanthropist: Light and Shadows in Community Giving

28th November 2017, 5:15pm, Lower Parliament Hall, 66 South Street, St Andrews, Scotland, UK.


On 28th November 2017, Dr Susan Wilkinson Maposa, author of the groundbreaking work "The Poor Philanthropist: how and why the poor help each other", will be giving the Centre for the Study of Philanthropy & Public Good's Annual Philanthropy Talk 2017.


Entitled "The Poor Philanthropist: Light and Shadows in Community Giving", this public lecture will examine alternative forms of philanthropy and their relevance for addressing contemporary challenges in developing and mobilising community resources.


Drawing on over a decade of research across Africa, questions that Dr Wilkinson Maposa will address include: What is ‘poor philanthropy’? How does this perspective contribute to understanding ‘African philanthropy’ as opposed to ‘Philanthropy in Africa’? What is the murky side of poor philanthropy and where is the light in its future outlook and prospects? Can ‘poor philanthropy’ be used to advance the call to ‘shift the power’ in development assistance towards communities? What lessons do these insights offer for mobilising and strengthening communities in Scotland, the UK, and beyond?


Attendance at the lecture is free. However, as places are limited, registration is required. To register please visit or email

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