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Philanthropy in the Region: Introducing Republic of Turkey

Posted: Thursday 8 March 12, 9.25am GMT

This week PhilanthropyPosts published TUSEV’s article about giving in Turkey. The article provides an overview of giving and status of philanthropy in the country, presenting most recent data along with interesting facts about traditions and motives for giving.

“The size of philanthropy and social investment in Turkey are growing. Although philanthropy in Turkey is on the increase, the institutional form of giving is still low, reflecting a gap in knowledge about how to give effectively and a consequent lack of sophistication in mechanisms for giving. Individual giving is deeply rooted in the cultural and religious fabric of Turkey, yet it is these traditions that make Turkish people more likely to give directly to family and neighbors than through more organized efforts to civil society organizations (CSOs)…”

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