Coronavirus and philanthropy.

In this 12-minute 7-question podcast, Antoine Vaccaro extends his last article by analyzing how public generosity can be effectively mobilized in the face of COVID 19.

He discusses the freezing of traditional means of collection and announces in this context of disruption a possible proliferation of initiatives to supplement them. It also discusses the privileged role of corporations and major donors.

At a time when humanitarian NGOs are seeing a sharp drop in their fund-raising at a time when the “sinews of war” have never been so important in the fight against VIDOC in the most fragile war-torn countries, he invites us to put in place alternative approaches.

Antoine Vaccaro is one of the leading experts on philanthropy. He is president of CERPHI (Centre for the Study and Research on Philanthropy) and of Force For Good by Faircom.

Antoine Vaccaro

D. in Organizational Science – Management of Non-Market Economies, Paris-Dauphine, 1985. After a professional career in large non-governmental organizations and communication groups: Fondation de France, Médecins du Monde, TBWA; he is President of CerPhi (Centre d’étude et de recherche sur la philanthropie) Force For Good, by Faircom and the Fund-raising Lab. He holds various volunteer positions within associations and foundations.  He is also co-founder of several professional organizations promoting private funding of public interest causes: Association Française des fundraisers, Comité de la charte de déontologie des organismes faisant appel à la générosité publique, Euconsult, La chaire de Philanthropie de l’Essec, 2011. He has published various books and articles on philanthropy and fund-raising.