Bold Philanthropy in India: Insights from Eight Social Change Initiatives

In 2014, Kris Gopalakrishnan, the executive vice chairman of Infosys, made the largest private investment in neurological research in India’s history, when he established the Centre for Brain Research in Bengaluru. With his commitment of INR 255 crores (USD 38.5 million) over 10 years, he aims to dramatically advance the field of Indian-based neuroscience research and help develop treatment strategies for the millions of Indians suffering from dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases. This initiative exemplifies what The Bridgespan Group calls “bold philanthropy.”

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Open Society takes Hungary to court over ‘Stop Soros’ law

Open Society Foundations is taking the Hungarian government to court over legislation that makes it illegal for individuals or organizations to support asylum seekers, claiming the law undermines democracy and establishes a “dangerous precedent.”

The organization, which was founded by American-Hungarian financier George Soros, has filed a case with the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on behalf of its Hungarian legal entity, it said in a statement Monday.

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Social Change IS More Complex than Rocket Science

Unlike rocket science, which can be precisely replicated anywhere in the world, change that is successful in one social context will unlikely work in exactly the same manner elsewhere.  In fact, it is highly likely that conducting the exact same activities elsewhere will produce a different outcome.

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