Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 38 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Economist suggests new golden age of philanthropy Howard Lake | 19 August 2004 | News The Economist magazine suggests that we could be entering a new golden age of philanthropy, with the emergence of “a new kind of donor is emerging, with a new approach to giving.”Quoting the latest statistics on charitable giving in Giving USA, The Economist suggests that philanthropy is once again taking off both in North America and Europe. Claiming that “Bill Gates of Microsoft and Pierre Omidyar of eBay are today’s [Andrew] Carnegies”, the magazine argues that these super-wealthy people, together with a population that is both ageing and comparatively well off, are combining with tax-efficient giving opportunities to offer an unprecedented level of giving to charities.The article includes coverage of the latest research into philanthropy. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.