The presentation will evaluate the opportunities and constraints that characterise diaspora philanthropy in Greece. It will utilise interviews undertaken by the Diaspora Philanthropy Commission, a joint undertaking of SESSOX and the Bodossaki Foundation, with four categories of relevant stakeholders: (1) Greek philanthropic organisations of either diaspora or home origin (2) US non-profits with a long-standing presence in Greece and with a strong relationship with the Greek diaspora (3) Greek state organisations and non-profits which have developed or are capable of developing a diaspora-centric fundraising strategy (4) Greek policy makers interested in the diaspora’s interaction, including the philanthropic one, with the homeland. Key themes that will be addressed are the disposition of the diaspora communities to engage with institutions based in Greece through philanthropy, the impact of the crisis on diaspora philanthropic giving, the Greek foundations as transnational, strategic philanthropists, the role of church and state in diaspora philanthropic giving, the strategies of sourcing diaspora philanthropic support developed by non-profits based in Greece and the limitations of state institutions in securing philanthropic support from the diaspora. The presentation will also enumerate future directions of research on Greek diaspora philanthropy and Greece.
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