Talking Philanthropy was first conceptualised in 2016 when we identified the need for a thought leadership forum that would tackle the key issues of the philanthropic sector.

The uniqueness of Talking Philanthropy stems from Global Philanthropic’s ability to convene world-leading philanthropists, academics, non-profit leaders, and policymakers in an environment that fosters open dialogue and builds lasting networks.

What to expect?

The format of Talking Philanthropy, designed and facilitated by Global Philanthropic members, fosters problem-solving and encourages innovation and creative ideas. Speakers and attendees identify challenges and discuss solutions through talks, panels, workshops, and Q&A sessions.

Talking Philanthropy provides an opportunity for participants to take time to think beyond the day-to-day of their work, reflect on the sector and how it impacts the world.

The Honourable Ronnie Chan GBM speaking at our 2018 event

Dame Darcey Bussell speaking at our 2017 event

Feedback on previous Talking Philanthropy events

About Global Philanthropic

Global Philanthropic is an international network of strategic philanthropy consultants. We provide evidence-based, innovative solutions to individual philanthropists, non-profit organisations and corporates.

Global Philanthropic was founded in Hong Kong in 2002, out of a commitment to unlock the power and potential of philanthropy as a transformative force for good.

If you are interested in Global Philanthropic and our services, click here to head to our main website.

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Talking Philanthropy e-Book

The Talking Philanthropy e-Book is a collection of insights and stories from over 20 contributors from the philanthropic sector, curated to document and capture the energy of Talking Philanthropy.

Volume 1 is available to download free for Global Philanthropic subscribers. Sign up here.

Talking Philanthropy – Volume 2 coming soon.