The following is an excerpt of an article originally published on the Alliance blog on 1 March 2013. The full article can be found here.
The wealth produced by Brazil’s emerging economy has led to what could be called a ‘philanthropy boom’ in the country – first corporate driven, now involving a rapidly growing number of individuals and families. Altogether, a sophisticated industry has developed. However, as the first Brazilian Philanthropy Forum, held in November last year, showed, there are more differences than similarities between philanthropy in Brazil and that in other, more developed countries.